Colin Tilley

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Colin Tilley
Born (1988-06-27) June 27, 1988 (age 27)
Occupation Music video director, commercial director, filmmaker
Website

directorcolintilley.com

londonalley.com

Colin Tilley (born June 27, 1988) is an American music video director, commercial director, and filmmaker who has created award-winning work with some of the most influential artists and brands worldwide.

He has written and directed music videos for artists including, but not limited to, Kendrick Lamar, Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Enrique Iglesias, Zendaya, Justin Timberlake, 50 Cent, Tyga, Lil Wayne, Jason Derulo[1] Diddy, Usher, Rita Ora, Keri Hilson, Cheryl Cole, Wiz Khalifa, and The Band Perry.

Tilley directed, produced, and executive produced his first short film, Mr. Happy, starring Chance the Rapper, in 2014 and is currently developing several other film projects in Los Angeles, California. He has also directed commercials for Reebok, SMS Headphones, and Nicki Minaj's perfume "Pink Friday."

Tilley has won several awards including Video of the Year at the 2011 BET Awards for Chris Brown's "Look at Me Now" video, Best Male Video at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards for Justin Bieber’s "U Smile,” Best Direction at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards for Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright,” and Best Hip Hop Video at the 2015 Video Music Awards for Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda.” Most recently, Tilley won Video of the Year & Best Cinematography at the Camerimage Film Festival in Poland for (Kendrick Lamar “Alright"), as well as Video of the Year, Best Urban Video, and Best Cinematography at the 2015 UKMVAs for (Kendrick Lamar “Alright").

Amongst his wins, he was also nominated at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards for Best Hip Hop Video (Chris Brown’s “Look At Me Now”) and Best Collaboration Video (Chris Brown’s “Look At Me Now”), Director Of The Year at the 2014 BET Awards, and Video of the Year for Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda" at the 2015 BET Awards.

Along with his two wins at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, Tilley was also nominated for Video of the Year (Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright”), Best Female Video (Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda”), Best Male Video (Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright”), and another Best Hip Hop Video (Kendrick Lamar “Alright"). Most recently, he has been nominated for 2015 MTV EMA's Best Video for (Kendrick Lamar “Alright"), Director of the Year at 2015 BET Hip Hop Awards, and Director of the Year at the 2015 UK MVAS.

Videography[edit]

Kendrick Lamar

Skrillex ft Vic Mensa

  • "NO CHILL"

DVBBS

Nick Jonas

Rita Ora

Carnage

Prince Royce

Mohombi

TeeFLii

Keyshia Cole

Young Money

SoMo

Future

Ace Hood

Austin Mahone

Birdman

Machine Gun Kelly

Jessie James

The Turf Starz

Zendaya

Austin Mahone

Sean Kingston

Cheryl (formerly known as Cheryl Cole)

Dev

AGNEZ MO

Little Mix

Mindless Behavior

  • "All Around the World"

Tulisa:

Conor Maynard:

Ne-Yo:

Justin Bieber:

Enrique Iglesias:

Nicki Minaj

Kelly Rowland

Rick Ross:

Pusha T:

Tyga:

J. Cole:

The Cataracs

50 Cent:

DJ Khaled:

French Montana:

David Guetta:

Chris Brown:

Mary J. Blige:

Young Jeezy:

Keri Hilson:

Diddy – Dirty Money:

New Boyz:

Ciara:

Melanie Fiona:

Chipmunk:

Jeremih:

Lil Wayne:

JLS:

Soulja Boy:

Wiz Khalifa:

FreeSol:

Katy B:

Jason Derülo:

Lil B:

Red Café:

Fat Joe:

Dappy:

Bow Wow (rapper):

Six D

Labrinth:

Hugo:

Sean Garrett:

Tank:

Lloyd:

Jawan Harris:

Shontelle:

Jessie and The Toy Boys

Birdman:

Nelly:

G-Dragon X Taeyang (from BIGBANG)

Ella Henderson

  • "Mirror Man" [2]

Neon Jungle

Huang Zi Tao

 Fleur East

Sax

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