Toby began her film career as a sound editor, where she worked on such projects as Fire from the Mountain
and Working Girls, which won a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. She switched to picture
editing in 1988 when she cut The Childrenâ€™s Storefront, which was nominated for an Academy Award for
Best Short Subject Documentary. Since then, she has cut numerous films that have been accepted at Sundance,
including A Leap of Faith, Martha and Ethel, and Out of the Past, which won an Audience Award. She has
cut several diverse projects for PBS, including AIDS Warriors for the 2003 season of Wide Angle and two
projects for American Experience: Miss America, which premiered at Sundance in 2002; and Seabiscuit, for
which she received a 2003 Emmy nomination.
More recently she edited episode two of the Emmy-nominated Reporting America at War, Three of Hearts: A
Post-Modern Family, which premiered in September 2004 at the Toronto Film Festival, and Two Square Miles
which was part of the 2006 Independent Lens series on PBS, Everythingâ€™s Cool, premiered at the 2007
Sundance Film Festival and A Sea Change has won several festival awards, including the NOAA 2010
Environmental Hero award and was screened and broadcast internationally. Her most recent project, Buck
won the 2011 Audience Award at Sundance. Toby is a principal of Dovetail Films, a production and editing
company she co-founded with Dina Guttmann in 2001. She studied film at Hampshire College, where she
earned a Bachelors of Arts."