Toby Wilkins


27 May 1972


Maldon, England, UK


Born and raised in London, England - the youngest son of playwright and novelist Christopher Wilkins - Toby relocated to Los Angeles in the '90s to pursue a career in the film industry.

With an extensive background in design, visual effects, and post-production, filmmaker Toby Wilkins has been bringing his unique directing talents to feature films, television, and short-form content for the big and small screens for over 15 years. Wilkins' feature debut "Splinter" hit theatres on Halloween 2008 after winning six ScreamFest Awards including Best Director and Best Picture, a 2009 Saturn Award nomination for Best Horror Film, and nominations for Best Horror Movie and Most Memorable Mutilation at the 2009 Spike TV Scream Awards. "Splinter" received rave reviews from The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, New York Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Fangoria, Paper Magazine, At The Movies, The Times of London, The Daily Telegraph, USA Today, Variety, Ain't It Cool News, KCRW, LA Weekly, and dozens of horror blogs. "Splinter" also appeared on over two dozen Best Of lists including #1 horror movie of 2008 from AMC TV, was featured in the 2014 documentary The 50 Best Horror Movies You've Never Seen, and maintains a Rotten Tomatoes 'Top Critics' score of 81% fresh.

Wilkins' first foray into TV came in 2011 when he was tapped by show runner Jeff Davis (Criminal Minds) to direct three episodes early in the first season of his now smash hit series "Teen Wolf" for MTV. Wilkins was then hand picked by creator Ben Ketai to direct the entire third season of his Sony/Crackle action thriller "Chosen" starring Chad Michael Murray and Rose McGowan with executive producer and series star Milo Ventimiglia. Wilkins' films have been entertaining audiences since 1999, receiving recognition at the world's most prestigious film festivals. Ranging from multiple Sundance Film Festival premieres including the quirky comedy I Lost 20lbs In Two Months, Ask Me How (2002), the Austin Film Festival audience award winning dark comedy Kidney Thieves (2006), and the ScreamFest Award winning thriller Staring at the Sun (2005) which brought his distinctive style to the attention of horror legend Sam Raimi who shepherded Wilkins through the next phase of his career culminating in his second feature, the third installment of Sony Pictures' $280M "Grudge" franchise in 2009.

Also an accomplished editor, Wilkins' most recent credits include the 2014 multi-award-winning horror feature "Beneath" for long time collaborator, director Ben Ketai (who also came up through Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures) and two seasons of Sony's "Chosen" before going on to direct the series in 2014. In addition to directing, Toby has served as producer, cinematographer, post-production supervisor, editor and visual effects artist on film projects with directors ranging from indie first-timers to luminaries including Brett Ratner, and James Cameron. Toby is represented by David Gardner at Principato Young Entertainment.

Producer ( 7 credits )

Irish Twins (2008) producer
Devil's Trade (2007) co-producer (unknown episodes)
Kidney Thieves (2006) producer
Staring at the Sun (2005) producer
I Lost 20lbs in Two Months, Ask Me How (2002) producer
The Killing of Candice Klein (2002) producer
The Unbreakable Likeness of Lincoln (2000) producer

Writer ( 3 credits )

Dark Wall (2012) (1 episode, 2012)
Splinter (2008)
Staring at the Sun (2005) (screenplay)

Director ( 13 credits )

Chosen (2013) (6 episodes, 2014)
Dark Wall (2012) (1 episode, 2012)
Teen Wolf (2011) (3 episodes, 2011)
What Is the Source of Bertha's Bliss? (2010)
The Grudge 3 (2009)
Splinter (2008)
Devil's Trade (2007) (7 episodes, 2007)
Kidney Thieves (2006)
Staring at the Sun (2005)
I Lost 20lbs in Two Months, Ask Me How (2002)
The Best Damn Sports Show Period (2001) (unknown episodes)
The Unbreakable Likeness of Lincoln (2000)