Austin Tolin is an award-winning filmmaker and camera operator in Austin, TX, splitting his time between the worlds of comedy and documentary.
His debut as a comedy writer-director came in 2015 with Detective Calzone. Beginning with its world premiere at SXSW, the short film screened at more than a dozen festivals and earned a feature on Vulture. Since then, Austin has continued to collaborate with star Byron Brown on other short comedies such as Fearless Love and Jamie's Car. Currently, he is developing a scripted series.
In the non-fiction realm, Austin has steadily worked as a camera operator since 2010 on doc/reality television series such as “My 600-lb Life” (TLC) and the Richard Linklater-directed pilot for an upcoming doc mini series on HBO. Additionally, he’s enjoyed documenting entertainers like comedian Sarah Silverman, Grammy Award nominee Hanson, and alternative rock pioneers The Replacements.
Austin is very dedicated to eating beige foods and flooding his consciousness with pop hits from the ‘80s.