Colin Tilley (born June 27, 1988) is an American filmmaker, music video director, and television commercial director. Tilley is the CEO and owner of Boy in the Castle Productions. He has directed more than 300 music videos.[1]

Colin Tilley
Born (1988-06-27) June 27, 1988 (age 35)
Occupation(s)Music video director, commercial director, filmmaker
Websiteboyinthecastle.com

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.[2] Tilley has produced, written and directed television commercials.,[3] including Balmain,[4] Reebok,[5] Yves Saint Laurent,[6] Antonio Banderas,[7] Kylie Jenner's "Glosses",[8] Audi,[9] and Nicki Minaj's perfume, Pink Friday.[10]

Tilley has also produced and directed music videos for Kendrick Lamar, Cardi B, Justin Bieber, J Balvin, The Kid LAROI, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, The Game, Enrique Iglesias, Post Malone, Zendaya, Megan Thee Stallion, Justin Timberlake, Ciara, 50 Cent, Tyga, Lil Wayne, Karol G, Halsey, Skrillex, DJ Snake, Lisa, and Britney Spears, among others.

Tilley directed If I Can't Have Love I Want Power,[11] a concept feature film starring Halsey. The film was released August 25, 2021.[12] Tilley was honored at Camerimage in November 2021 for Achievement in Music Videos.[13][14] Tilley created an NFT called Castle Kids in December 2021.[15]

Videography edit

Simon Says" , NCT 127

Films edit

Awards and nominations edit

Year Work Award Result Ref
2011 "Look at Me Now" by Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes BET Award for Video of the Year Won [19]
BET Hip Hop Award for Best Hip Hop Video Won [20]
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 [21]
2015 "Anaconda" by Nicki Minaj BET Award for Video of the Year Nominated [22]
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 [23]
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
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
''Alright'' by Kendrick Lamar Berlin Music Video Awards 2016 for Best Director Won
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
2019 "Tints" by Anderson .Paak featuring Kendrick Lamar MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography Nominated [24]
MTV Video Music Award for Best Editing Nominated
"Taki Taki" by DJ Snake featuring Selena Gomez, Ozuna and Cardi B MTV Video Music Award for Best Dance Nominated
2020 "Blanco" by J Balvin Premios Nuestra Tierra for Best Video Won [25]
"Circles" by Post Malone MTV Video Music Award for Song of the Year Nominated
"RITMO" by Black Eyed Peas featuring J Balvin MTV Video Music Award for Best Collaboration Nominated
"You Should Be Sad" by Halsey MTV Video Music Award for Best Pop Nominated
"Amarillo" by J Balvin MTV Video Music Award for Best Latin Nominated
"Qué Pena" by Maluma featuring J Balvin MTV Video Music Award for Best Latin Won
"Rojo" by J Balvin Premios Juventud for Video with a Powerful Message Won
Latin GRAMMY Award for Best Short Form Music Video Nominated
BET Hip Hop Award for Director of the Year Nominated
"WAP" by Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion E! People's Choice Award for The Music Video of 2020 Nominated
"Holy" by Justin Bieber featuring Chance The Rapper E! People's Choice Award for The Music Video of 2020 Nominated
"WAP" by Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion MTV EMA for Best Video Nominated
2021 Berlin Music Video Awards 2021 for Best Art Director Nominated [26]
BET Awards 2021 - Video of the Year Won
BET Awards 2021 - Director of the Year Nominated

References edit

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  12. ^ "If I Can't Have Love I Want Power". IMAX. August 25, 2021.
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