EnergaCamerimage, the cinematography-based film festival, will honor filmmaker and director Colin Tilley with its Achievement in Music Videos Award at its 29th edition, which will take place in Torun, Poland, November 13-20, 2021.
Boy in the Castle Productions CEO and Founder, Tilley was a Bay Area filmmaker. He started his career as a director at the age of 19, editing and filming music videos for local rappers. He was quickly recognized by the industry and moved to Los Angeles to gain access to new talent.
Kendrick Lamar and Chris Brown are just a few of the artists Tilley has directed music videos for. He directed and produced his first short, “Mr. Happy”, with Chance the Rapper, in 2014 and has also directed commercials for Reebok, YSL, Fresh Empire, Beats by Dre and Minaj’s fragrance Pink Friday.
Tilley’s “Alright” music video for Lamar was nominated for Music Video of the Year at the 2016 Grammys. It also received the Camerimage Award for Video of the Year and Best Director at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards .
Additionally, Tilley won Video of the Year at the 2011 BET Awards for Chris Brown’s “Look at Me Now”, Best Male Video at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards for Justin Bieber’s “U Smile” and Best Hip Video. hop to the 2015 Video Music Awards for Minaj’s âAnacondaâ.
Most recently, Tilley directed âIf I Can’t Have Love I Want Power,â a concept feature film starring Halsey and tagged by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, in costumes by Vivian Westwood.
In addition to receiving her award at this year’s Camerimage, Tilley will also be on the jury for the festival’s music video competition.