Colin Chilvers (born 1945) is an English film director and special effects coordinator. He is known for his work on The Rocky Horror Picture Show[1] (1975), Superman (1978), Condorman (1981), and X-Men[2] (2000).

Chilvers directed the "Smooth Criminal" segment from Michael Jackson's Moonwalker.[3] When working with Michael Jackson, Chilvers told Rolling Stone, "I showed Michael a movie that I felt would fit the theme of the piece, The Third Man. He loved the look of it, that sort of film-noir look, so we used that to get the camera man to light it in a similar way."[4]

Chilvers won a Special Achievement Academy Award in 1979 for Superman.[5]



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  2. ^ "Special effects magician Colin Chilvers". CHCH - Your Superstation.
  3. ^ Variety Staff. "Moonwalker". Variety.
  4. ^ "5. "Smooth Criminal" (1988)". Rolling Stone.
  5. ^ "Les Bowie, Colin Chilvers, Denys Coop, Roy Field, Derek Meddings, Zoran Perisic Academy Awards Acceptance Speech". Margaret Herrick Library - Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
  6. ^ "1979 Film Outstanding British Contribution To Cinema - BAFTA Awards". Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Colin Chilvers". 17 March 2014. Retrieved 22 December 2018.