Born in London, England, Colin trained for his chosen career through Hornsey college of Art.
Working first as a trainee animation director, then a very short time on “2001” in the Art department, he moved on to special effects as a junior in the special effects department of the movie "The Battle of Britain". He worked on many movies as an assistant until given a chance to supervise an MGM movie "Inspector Clouseau" starring Alan Arkin". Supervising effects on "Tommy", "Lisztomania" and "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" among many others, he was then asked to direct the special effects for "SUPERMAN THE MOVIE", "SUPERMAN" II and III. He was honoured by both the British and American academy with the Special achievement award, OSCAR, for Special Effects on "SUPERMAN THE MOVIE."
At the beginning of 1986 Colin joined Michael Jackson to direct his next promotional video "SMOOTH CRIMINAL". Colin and Michael worked together for two years on what became the movie "MOONWALKER". The video "SMOOTH CRIMINAL" received many awards, including, "Best video of the year" from the British music awards.
Following completion of this project with Michael Colin was called to Toronto to direct the 2 hour TV pilot of "WAR OF THE WORLDS" and subsequently the "WALLS OF JERICHO". Then Colin went to Florida for Viacom where he directed 5 episodes of the TV series "SUPERBOY". He has also directed hundreds of TV commercials and sales promotion films for a diverse spectrum of products including toys, beer, fashion and vacations.
Recently he has devoted much of his time producing and directing effects for highly technical movies, and is also directing commercials, promotional videos, visualizations and designing and producing video content for Web sites and Trans-media . Colin is also on the advisory committee of Niagara College and has an honorary doctorate from Brock University for his contribution to the movie industry. He was also in Florence, Italy this year to receive a “Legend” award from the Nemo arts Academy.
Colin offers a wealth of special effects knowledge in both Visual and Special effects combined with directorial experience. His unique vision and understanding of the client's wishes, problem solving ability, together with an appreciation of budget and schedule make him a valuable asset to any production.
Colin still maintains an active interest in visual effects through his association with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and with 4 nephews and a niece, the Corbould family, who also work in visual effects and between them have 3 academy awards.
Colin has been a guest speaker or judge at the Ontario Science Center, Brock University, Niagara College, the Niagara Integrated Film Festival and the Hamilton Film Festival.
Colin recently received the Nemoland Legend award for his contribution to motion pictures from the Nemo Academy in Florence.
A list of credits are below.
SPECIAL EFFECTS CO-ORDINATOR
SHOOOT EM' UP
BRIDE OF CHUCKY
SINBAD AND THE EYE OF THE TIGER
ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
MOON ZERO II
SPECIAL EFFECTS DIRECTOR / 2nd UNIT DIRECTOR
SUPERMAN THE MOVIE (ACADEMY AWARD)
SUPERMAN II (Also 2nd Unit Director and Miniature Director)
SUPERMAN III (Also 2nd Unit Director and Miniature Director)
FOLLOW THAT BIRD (Sesame Street)
MICHAEL JACKSON'S "SMOOTH CRIMINAL" FROM "MOONWALKER"
HOME BEYOND THE SUN
TV SHOWS DIRECTED.
PIPI LONGSTOCKING (ABC Children’s Prime Time )
KINGDOM CHUMS (Live action)
WAR OF THE WORLDS "THE RESURRECTION" (PREMIER EPISODE 2HRS )
WAR OF THE WORLDS "WALLS OF JERICHO" (I HR EPISODE)
SUPERBOY 1/2 HOUR "COUNTDOWN TO NOWHERE"
SUPERBOY 1/2 HOUR "BACK TO OBLIVION"
SUPERBOY 1/2 HOUR "THE FIXER"
SUPERBOY 1/2 HOUR "BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE"
SUPERBOY 1/2 HOUR "ALIEN SOLUTION"
PROMOTIONAL VIDEOS DIRECTED.
MICHAEL JACKSON 9MIN. "SMOOTH CRIMINAL"
MICHAEL JACKSON 4MIN. "SMOOTH CRIMINAL"
BROS 4MIN. "MADLY IN LOVE"
HOLLY JOHNSON 4MIN. "ATOMIC CITY"
ROBOCOP THE TV SERIES
PREMIER CRUISE LINES
CITY OF PORT COLBORNE
PEEL EMERGENCY SERVICES
TOWN OF FORT ERIE
THE MOLINARO GROUP
FORT ERIE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
DOWNTOWN NIAGARA FALLS
NIAGARA WOODCARVING ASSOCIATION
DON’T FORGET TO BRUSH YOUR TEETH.
Aflac “Boatman” :30
Budweiser “Ladies Nite”
Premier Cruise Lines “Kansas”
Premier Cruise Lines “Umbrellas”
Jordache “Beach Party”
Jordache Jeans “Girls”
Jordache Jeans “Firedance”
Jordache Kids "Frog"
Opel Cars “Birds”
Opel Cars “Gas Can”
Opel Cars “Nuts”
Atlantic Oil "Uncover"
ABB Future Astronauts
Nestle Crunch Commuter
Nestle Crunch Supermarket
7-11 Hot Dogs
Atlantic Oil "Engine"
The Comeback Cold
Bridgewater Golf Club
The Canada One Outlet Mall
My Top Drawer
Spiderman “Spidey Alive”
Star Wars “Force in your pocket”
Micro Machines “Starship Troopers”
Micro Mchines “Men in Black”
Johnny Quest "Hijack"
Game Genie ”Big Brother”
Army Gear “Parachutes”
Micro Machines Race in a case
Micro Machines Turbo Talkers
Micro Machines Smash ups
De Luxe Dragon
Micro Machines Star Wars “Explosion”
Game Genie “Closet”
Micro Machines “Road Warrior”
Micro Machines Motor Muncher
Micro Machines Cranker Stunt Mechanics
Micro Machines Corkscrew Competition
Micro Machines Cruncher
Dragon Flyz "Fist Force"
Micro Machines “Sky Cam Free”
Johnny Quest "One Guy"
Dragon Flyz "Blazin Battle Screamers"
Dragon Flyz "Doomsday"
Cool Shopping Barbie
Working out Barbie
Fairy Flyers “Cutest Ones”
Fairy Flyers “Carousel”
Pretty Light Sky Dancers
Pound Puppies “So Tiny’
Magic Glow Friends
Baby Loves To Talk
Snap Snap Doll
Pound Puppies Your so Tiny
Olympic Gymnast Barbie
My Pretty Doll House
Colin Chilvers Biography
Below is biography from my career in the movie and TV world. While I still am involved, I like to spend my free time carving and making unique jewelry. I also designed and maintain this web site and take the still photographs of our creations.
If you would like to see any of my video work please visit my web site at www.colinchilvers.com