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Colin Tilley (born June 27, 1988) Colin Tilley began his directorial career shooting and editing music videos for local Bay Area rappers at the tender age of 19. A maverick from day one, Tilley embraced a DIY approach to film-making, cutting his teeth as a one-man production machine, waltzing through concrete jungles and hanging out of cars with his eye in a camera. Teaching himself to light, shoot, and edit films through youtube tutorials, Tilley eventually garnered the industry’s attention, which brought him to LA and introduced him to a new tier of talent.

Colin Tilley
Born (1988-06-27) June 27, 1988 (age 31)
OccupationMusic video director, commercial director, filmmaker
Websiteboyinthecastle.com

For the last decade Colin has pushed the limits of creativity while emerging as one of the most exciting and prolific film-makers in his arena. In 2017, he formed his own company, Boy in the Castle, to grab control of every element of his filmmaking process and create the dynamic team of fellow writers, producers and creatives that he stands with to date. In two years, Boy in the Castle has successfully provided high-end visuals for juggernaut names in music, film and advertising. Tilley has been developing scripted features with his team since 2012

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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.[citation needed]

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Awards and nominationsEdit

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

CommercialEdit

  • Pink Friday
  • Reebok
  • Audi

FilmEdit

  • Mr Happy

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Markman, Rob. "Lil Wayne Says Watching Director Colin Tilley Made Him 'Envious'". MTV. MTV.com. Retrieved 16 May 2011.

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