Gersh // Eric Garfinkel & Sean Barclay
Kaplan Perrone // Alex Lerner
Elliot Dickerhoof is a writer, director, and editor based in Los Angeles.
He created First Dates with Toby Harris, a Yahoo! Original Series produced by Funny Or Die, which Mike Hale of the New York Times called, "...a textured, funny yet melancholy slice of life that packs cinematic ambitions into its brief running time."
Elliot also directed This Is Why Eating Healthy Is Hard: the SECOND MOST WATCHED FUNNY OR DIE VIDEO EVER with over 85 million views!
When he is not working on his own projects Elliot helps other filmmakers and brands bring their vision to the screen, including Danny McBride, Jody Hill & David Gordon Green's feature documentary, Hot Sugar's Cold World, which had its world premiere at the 2015 SXSW film festival.
FIRST DATES WITH TOBY HARRIS (Original Yahoo! Series) - Palo Alto Int’l Film Festival (Winner Sallie Gardner Award)
Creator / Writer / Director / Editor
THIS IS WHY EATING HEALTHY IS HARD (Short) - OVER 85 MILLION VIEWS – 2nd most watched FOD video ever!
Director / Producer / Editor
HOT SUGAR’S COLD WORLD (Feature Doc) - Premièred at 2015 SXSW Film Festival
FUNNY OR DIE, Los Angeles, CA. - staff 2010 to 2013 / freelance 2017 to present
Director / Editor
ZAMBEZI, Los Angeles, CA. - 2017
BUZZFEED, Los Angeles, CA. - 2016 to present
Freelance Editor | Branded Content
WORLD OF WONDER PRODUCTIONS, Los Angeles, CA. - 2014 to present
COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO, Chicago, IL.
Bachelor of Arts – Film/video - Graduated May 2008
“Burning Love is perfectly watchable, but First Dates With Toby Harris, which can be seen in one 45-minute sitting, is something more than that: a textured, funny yet melancholy slice of life that packs cinematic ambitions into its brief running time."
"The folks over at Funny Or Die have a video that has that just nails the ever-changing advice coming from nutritional scientists and health magazines — guilty — over the years."
"Two long years after its debut, I watched it, and today, I’d like to share with you the feeling I imagine attendees at the 2014 Seattle Comedy Film Challenge felt when they watched Chuck and Charles accept the Audience Choice Award for their perfectly paced, enviably dumb short. I’d like to share with you that feeling today, a feeling of pure joy."
Office worker Kinsey brilliantly guests in the latest episode as Toby’s verbally and sexually aggressive date. Somewhere, Angela Martin is blushing.
Yeah, one of Elliot’s goals is to just have a moment, a scene. One of the things I really like about it is that each of the writers did a really good job of writing a nice scene.
Seth Morris will star in First Dates With Toby Harris, a 12-episode series of 3-to-5 minute videos from Funny or Die.