Cole Walliser

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Cole Walliser
Born Cole Walliser
(1981-07-15) July 15, 1981 (age 37)
Steveston, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation Music video director, film director

Cole Walliser (born July 15, 1981) is a Canadian filmmaker and music video director. He has directed videos for Miley Cyrus, P!nk, and Katy Perry.

Life and career[edit]

Cole Walliser was born in Steveston, British Columbia and grew up in Vancouver. He is an alumnus from the University of British Columbia, with a B.A. in Psychology.[1]

Walliser began his interest in filming by making skateboarding videos at the age of 14. He also made a short film about the first day of high school which is still used by his high school Hugh Mcroberts. He decided to pursue directing as a career and moved to Los Angeles at the age of 24. His work began with shooting professional dancer friends on a pro-bono basis.

In 2008, one of Walliser's dancer friends, who was a choreographer for Miley Cyrus at the time, asked him to be involved in a dance music video, which led him to direct two Miley and Mandy dance crew videos; M&M Cru with a U Battles Step Up 2 and M&M Cru Final Dance Battle, challenging Jon Chu's and Adam Sevani's ACDC (aka Adam/Chu Dance Crew). These highly publicized music videos, touted as "the biggest online dance battle in YouTube history" featured a number of celebrity cameos and received worldwide media attention, including a feature on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The online dance battle culminated in a performance at the 2008 Teen Choice Awards, which Walliser also directed.[2][3][4]

In 2009, Cole directed the opening video for P!nk's Funhouse World Tour. He also directed a 30-minute documentary On Tour with P!nk, and four of her music videos (Please Don't Leave Me, Funhouse, Leave Me Alone (I'm Lonely), Mean), which played during the Funhouse Summer Carnival Tour and can be found on P!nk's 'Greatest Hits So Far' DVD.

In 2010, Cole Walliser edited two episodes of the dance webseries, The LXD: The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers.

Subsequently, Walliser collaborated with Katy Perry and directed the story line that played throughout her 2011 California Dreams World Tour. Walliser was entrusted to edit together footage of Katy Perry's wedding for her intimate performance at the 2011 Grammy Awards.

Walliser frequently collaborates with Lexus, USA for their marketing initiatives through the Walton | Isaacson advertising agency.



Year Artist Song Title
2016 Laura Marano Boombox
2016 Red Bull Intel Partnership with Jason Paul
2014 Red Bull Parallels with Harry Shum Jr.
2014 Syd Youth We Don't F Around
2013 Pink The Truth About Love Tour Opening Video
2013 Fake Shark – Real Zombie! Get Weird
2012 Joe Cocker Fire It Up (Joe Cocker album)
2012 Joe Cocker I Come In Peace
2012 Tinashe This Feeling
2011 Katy Perry California Dreams World Tour Video
2011 Chevy/LXD Fox Glee Tour / LXD Opening Video
2011 Ocean Grove Band "I Want You In Love"
2010 P!nk "Funhouse", Funhouse Summer Carnival Tour
2010 P!nk "Please Don't Leave Me, Funhouse Summer Carnival Tour
2010 P!nk "Mean", Funhouse Summer Carnival Tour
2010 P!nk "Leave Me Alone (I'm Lonely)", Funhouse Summer Carnival Tour
2010 Whitney Houston "Song For You", [Tour Video]
2010 Whitney Houston "Worth It", [Tour Video]
2010 Leo Moctezuma "Unconditional"
2009 P!nk "Highway To Hell", Funhouse Tour Opening Video
2009 P!nk "Life On Tour With P!nk", (Documentary)
2008 Miley Cyrus Teen Choice Awards Stage Performance with LL Cool J
2008 Miley Cyrus M&M Cru Final Dance Battle
2008 Miley Cyrus M&M Cru with a U Battles Step Up 2
2007 Britney Spears "Gimme More 2007 VMA Behind The Scenes"
2007 Gus Car "Captive"


Year Series Episode
2010 The LXD: The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers Fanboyz
2010 The LXD: The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers The Tale of Trevor Drift

Short Films[edit]

Year Title Awards
2005 Heaven Awaits Filmerica Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Sound
2005 A Flippin' Love Story Winner Wiebetech G505 Video Contest[5]
2005 Night & Daze 3rd Place Vancouver International Film Festival[6]


  1. ^ [1] "McRoberts secondary grad films Katy Perry video" "Richmond News" 21 June 2011
  2. ^ [2] "Shane Sparks on Miley Cyrus vs. ACDC Youtube dance battles" "LA Times" 19 June 2008
  3. ^ [3] "M&M Cru, ACDC Take YouTube Dance Battle to Prime Time" "Wired" 04 August 2008
  4. ^ [4] "It's a Bird! It's a Plane! No, It's a Superdancer!" "NY Times" 25 June 2010
  5. ^ [5] Winners Announcement for the G505 Video Contest! "" Retrieved 23 June 2011.
  6. ^ [6] Ninth Annual Vancouver Asian Film Festival Brings Top North American Asian Filmmakers To City. "" 30 October 2005.

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