RILEY BLAKEWAY

Riley Blakeway is an Australian born award-winning filmmaker and photographer. His films have screened at festivals around the world, including The UKMVA’s, The Vimeo awards, SXSW, Raindance, Ciclope, Shots Awards and The New Orleans Film Festival.  His work has been shared by The New York Times, The Atlantic, Huffington Post, Pitchfork, Clash, ID, NPR, Rolling Stone, NOWNESS and The Los Angeles Times.  

Past clients Include: Coca-Cola, Nike, Beats by Dre, Adidas, Samsung, Red Bull, Levis, Wrangler, Corona.



RECENT IV:
NOWNESS

Director's Library
Tripple J - J Award

Synesthia Podcast

Monster Children


CV:
- 9 X Vimeo Staff Picks
- Nominee - WEBBY Awards 'Art & Experimental' (2022)
- Longlist - 1.4 Awards - 'Personal Project 
- Flying High' (2021)
- Nominee 'Best Direction in a Music Video' Australian Director's Guild (2021)
- WINNER 'Australian Music Video of the Year' - Tripple J & Rage J Awards (2021)

- Finalist - CILCOPE Asia - Music Video of the Year (2021)
- SILVER MEDAL - SHOTS Awards Asia - Music Video of the Year (2021)

- Finalist - CLIPPED MVF  (2020)

- Nominee 'Best Direction in a Music Video' Australian Director's Guild (2020)
- Runner Up 'Best Director' - CLIPPED MVF @ Vivid Sydney (2019)

- Shortlist 'Best Direction, Music Video' LIA AWARDS (2018)
- STAB Magazine '30 under 30 Surfing Success Stories' (2018)

- Official Selection St. Kilda Film Festival (2018)
- Included in 72andSunny's '72 Voices of Australia'  (2018) 
- Nominee 'Best Alternative Video Newcomer' UKMVA (2017)
- Finalist 'Best Cinematography - Music Video' CICLOPE Festival (2017)
- 2 X Finalist 'Best Music Video Newcomer' Kinsale Shark Awards (2017)
- Finalist 'Best Music Video Non-Narrative' LA Music Video Festival (2017)
- Official Selection Raindance Film Festival (2017)
Official Selection New Orleans Film Festival (2017)

- WINNER 'Best Music Video' Los Angeles Underground FF (2016)
- WINNER - 'Best Short Film' 2015 MIMPI Film Festival Brazil (2016)
- WINNER - 'Best Cinematography' 2015 MIMPI Film Festival Brazil (2016)
- WINNER - 'Best Cinematography' 2016 San Diego Surf Film Festival
- Finalist ‘Free Thinkers’ Kinsale Shark Awards (2015)
- Semi Permanent Sydney - Short Film Showcase (2014)]
- Shortlist 'Action Sports' Vimeo Awards (2012)
- 'Best of Vimeo' Showcase at SXSW Film Festival (2012)

Exhibitions:
- 10 Year Film & Photo Retrospective (solo) - Passport Gallery Sydney
- Deeds Not Words III (group) - Slow Culture Gallery Los Angeles