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. It screened at more than a dozen festivals (SXSW World Premiere) 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. They’re currently developing multiple projects.
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). In 2017, he co-directed and edited Albert E. Brumley: Songwriter of the Ozarks, a 24-min documentary that premiered at the Austin Film Festival. 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.