Toben Seymour. Toben Seymour is a director and puppeteer whose work is continually surprising and surprisingly sweet. Innovative stories are his playground, from a documentary short for Mercedes-Benz featuring the fashion world’s favorite sound director Michel Gaubert and his “mini-me” puppet assistant, to a Funny or Die music video where a young blue yeti creature and Jon Hamm are traveling buddies. Toben most recently worked with The Jim Henson Company’s digital puppetry studio, directing two episodes of Splash And Bubbles, airing on PBS Kids in early 2017.
A true multi-hyphenate, Toben works expertly across live action and puppetry, for film, TV, commercials, and music videos. He’s experienced and adept at many styles of puppetry and in camera VFX including: hand and rod puppetry (Muppet style), shadow puppetry, miniature / table-top puppetry, Bunraku, and rod puppetry. marionette and stop motion animation. He has directed work for a wide variety of clients and talent including: Mercedes-Benz, Lenovo, General Electric, Norah Jones, Will.i.am, Moby, and Aesop Rock, among many others.