Kevin Toolis

2014 BAFTA award winning film producer, Playwright, The Confessions of Gordon Brown, and Chronicler of Ireland's Troubles in Rebel Hearts: Journeys within the IRA's Soul

Kevin Toolis is a reporter, screenwriter, and director. Toolis is the founder of manyriversfilms – He has written screenplays for Kathy Kennedy (Schindler’s List, Lincoln) at Amblin Entertainment and Martin Bregman (Serpico, Sea of Love) at Bregman Productions.

Toolis is the producer of the forthcoming Channel 4 MI5 torture feature film Complicit (

Kevin Toolis was born in Edinburgh of Irish parents and studied English and Philosophy at Edinburgh University. Toolis is a terrorism expert and the author of a classic account of the Irish Troubles – Rebel Hearts: Journeys Within the IRA’s Soul. Toolis has written for The guardian, The Observer, The New York Times and The Sunday Times and reported on stories and conflicts in the United States, Africa, Europe, Iran and the Middle East. He received an Emmy nomination for his role as director in the genre-defining series The Cult of the Suicide Bomber. He is also producer/director of Car Bomb.

A full list of his films can be viewed at