Colin Read

For Commercial Work:

Philippe Avendaño Vera

+31 6 24 27 63 50 





Selected clients

Prizes, Awards & Lectures
KINO Kinnovation Film Festival - Mobile Films - Audience Award [Adobe - Hobby]
21UKMVA 2021 - Shortlisted - Best Rock Video UK [Doves - Broken Eyes]
21MTV VMA 2021 - Nominated - Best Alternative Video [Glass Animals - Heat Waves]
21Young Director Award 2021 - Shortlisted - Changing the World One Frame at a Time [Skaters Vote]
21HIFF 2021 - Winner - Audience Choice Award [Mild Minds - Walls]
20MVPA Awards 2020 - Shortlist - Best Newcomer [Mild Minds - Walls]
20m-v-f- awards 2020 - Winner - Best Direction [Mild Minds - Walls]
20m-v-f- awards 2020 - Winner - Best Lockdown Video [Glass Animals - Dreamland]
20UKMVA 2020 - Winner - Best Electronic/Dance Video - Newcomer [Mild Minds - Walls]
20UKMVA 2020 - Shortlisted - Best Lockdown Video [Glass Animals - Dreamland]
20Booooooom Awards 2020 - Runner Up - Best Lockdown Content [Glass Animals - Dreamland]
20Berlin Commercial Awards 2020 - Gold Winner - Cultural Impact [Mild Minds - Walls]
20Young Director Award 2020 - Shortlisted - Music Video [Mild Minds - Walls]
20Berlin MVAs 2020 - Silver Winner - Best Concept [Mild Minds - Walls]
20Berlin MVAs 2020 - Gold Winner - Best Editor [Danny Brown ft. Run the Jewels - 3 Tearz]

Coming from a narrative fiction background, he obtained his MFA in creative writing at NYU before jumping fully into the world of skateboard filmmaking. While working as a touring videographer and editor for magazines and companies, he meanwhile directed several full-length independent skateboarding films. His films “Tengu: God of Mischief” (2013) and “Spirit Quest” (2016) both landed Best-of-the-Year awards throughout the skateboarding media landscape; the sensation around “Spirit Quest” attracted attention outside of skating, leading to fresh commercial work.

His work has been screened by venues including MoMA, the Hammer Museum, the Berlin Music Video Film Festival, the Shiny Awards Showcase, the 1.4 Awards Showcase, and Mimpi Film Fest, and regularly earns Vimeo Staff Picks. He has been interviewed about his work by Vice, Transworld Skateboarding, Booooooom, Director’s Notes, and No Film School, and has had his projects featured in outlets including The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and Gothamist.

Colin is signed to Pulse Films for music videos and commercials in the USA and UK.

He is in development for his debut narrative feature film, and is planning other narrative projects.

Pop Trading Company Burberry
Time Web Converse
Skaters Vote
Alice Lewis
Colin Read
Jonas Arent Smulders
Joppe Jacob Rog
Kevin Osepa
Luca Shakison
Michelle Helena Janssen
Patrick Louwerse
Wout Westen