Based in Beechview, where Tolin lives, Tolin FX studio is an award-winning special-effects and specialized design and fabrication unit serving the needs of the film, television and theatrical industries since 1999. That includes locally shot, high-profile films like “The Dark Knight Rises,” “Jack Reacher,” “Warrior” and “Adventureland.”

Tolin is one of the many people who make a living from the growing film industry here in Pittsburgh. His latest project will be unveiled at the Pittsburgh Film Office’s “Lights! Glamour! Action!” Oscar-night fundraising gala on Feb. 22 at Heinz Field.

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