Chester Vincent Toye   Writer | Director

Chester Vincent Toye is an award-winning filmmaker from South Orange, NJ. He makes films about getting unstuck. Chester’s most recent short, Hangtime, premiered this spring in competition for Best Narrative Short at the Atlanta Film Festival and had its online premiere on Short of the Week. Chester’s previous short Ruby, premiered at the Maryland Film Festival and his debut short film I’m SO Sorry premiered on No Budge in March 2021 and was named to the 2021 No Budge Films of the Year list. I’m SO Sorry went on to be an Official Selection at the Indie Memphis Film Festival where it won “Best Short” in the After Dark category. Chester approaches his films with a background in portrait photography and has long been interested in the complexity of representation. Growing up he was a standout athlete eventually playing Division 1 lacrosse at Lehigh University. Chester received an MFA in Photography from UCLA and has studied improv at Upright Citizens Brigade Los Angeles.

Chester is currently based in Los Angeles.