Colin West is an award-winning director, producer, and screenwriter based in Los Angeles. He was an Annenberg Graduate MFA Fellow at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts. He’s produced numerous short films, animations, and music videos, and has a slate of feature films in various stages of development including Survival Skills, the Stacy Keach and Vayu O'Donnell lead feature film sponsored by MovieMaker Magazine and Film Independent. Upon graduating with a BFA from Ohio State University and working at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, he went on to work as a Multimedia Producer for MacArthur Award-winning visual artist Ann Hamilton, and then as a Producer for CBS Broadcasting (CNET). He’s since worked in commercial film and television productions across Los Angeles and during his MFA program interned in Film & TV Development for Matt Reeve’s (Director: Cloverfield, War for the Planet of the Apes) company, 6th & Idaho, in association with 20th Century Fox.
His short film We Were Not Made For This World, adapted from Eisner Award-winning cartoonist Paul Hornschemeier's comic of the same name, was shown internationally at film festivals and was awarded a Vimeo Staff Pick. His short film The Long Slow Flight of the Ashbot, a science fiction short adapted from Ignatz Award-winning cartoonist Joel Priddy, won the best science fiction short at the Berlin Short Film Festival. His films have screened internationally on the festival circuit and have been featured on io9.com, GeekTyrant.com, LaughingSquid.com, FilmShortage.com, and CNET.com.