Colin Tilley

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Colin Tilley
Born (1988-06-27) June 27, 1988 (age 30)
OccupationMusic video director, commercial director, filmmaker
Websitedirectorcolintilley.com

Colin Tilley (born June 27, 1988) is an American music video director, commercial director, and filmmaker who has created award-winning work with other artists and companies.

He has written and directed music videos for numerous artists including Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Dev, Selena Gomez, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Skrillex, DJ Snake, Big Bang, Alesso, Enrique Iglesias, Zendaya, Justin Timberlake, 50 Cent, Little Mix, Lil Wayne, Jason Derulo[1] Diddy, Usher, Rita Ora, Keri Hilson, Cheryl Cole, Wiz Khalifa, Britney Spears, Future, The Band Perry and Iggy Azalea.

Tilley directed, produced, and executive produced his first short film, Mr. Happy, starring Chance the Rapper, in 2014 and is developing several other film projects in Los Angeles, California. He has also directed commercials for Balmain, Reebok, Yves Saint Laurent, Antonio Banderas, Kylie Jenner's "Glosses," Fresh Empire, Audi, and Nicki Minaj's perfume "Pink Friday."

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Work Award Result
2011 "Look at Me Now" by Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes BET Award for Video of the Year Won
BET Hip Hop Award for Best Hip Hop Video Won
MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip Hop Video Nominated
MTV Video Music Award for Best Collaboration Nominated
"Deuces" by Chris Brown featuring Tyga and Kevin McCall MTV Video Music Award for Best Collaboration Nominated
"U Smile" by Justin Bieber MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video Won
2013 "What About Love" by Austin Mahone MTV Video Music Award for Artist to Watch Won
2014 BET Hip Hop Award for Director of the Year Nominated
2015 "Anaconda" by Nicki Minaj BET Award for Video of the Year Nominated
MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip Hop Video Won
MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video Nominated
"Alright" by Kendrick Lamar Grammy Award for Best Music Video Nominated
MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction Won
MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year Nominated
MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video Nominated
MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip Hop Video Nominated
MTV EMA for Best Video Nominated
Camerimage Film Festival for Video of the Year Won
Camerimage Film Festival for Best Cinematography Won
UK Music Video Award for Best Urban Video Won
UK Music Video Award for Video of the Year Won
UK Music Video Award for Best Cinematography Won
UK Music Video Award for Director of the Year Nominated
BET Hip Hop Award for Director of the Year Nominated
2016 "M.I.L.F. $" by Fergie MTV Video Music Award for Best Art Direction Nominated
"I Wanna Know" by Alesso featuring Nico & Vinz MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography Nominated
MTV Video Music Award for Best Editing Nominated
BET Hip Hop Award for Director of the Year Nominated
2017 "Wild Thoughts" by DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller BET Hip Hop Award for Video of the Year Nominated
MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year Nominated
MTV Video Music Award for Best Collaboration Nominated
MTV Video Music Award for Best Art Direction Nominated
"iSpy" by Kyle and Lil Yachty BET Hip Hop Award for Video of the Year Nominated
MTV Video Music Award for Best Visual Effects Nominated
"Mask Off" by Future MTV Video Music Award for Best Editing Nominated
MTV EMA for Best Video Nominated
BET Hip Hop Award for Director of the Year Nominated

Videography[edit]

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Commercial[edit]

Film[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Markman, Rob. "Lil Wayne Says Watching Director Colin Tilley Made Him 'Envious'". MTV. MTV.com. Retrieved 16 May 2011.
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR9a_Lr6-3Y
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4T43PncyQc

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