Nick Huff Barili – Director


Nick Huff Barili is a journalist, television director, producer, and the founder of the premier multi-platform video production and entertainment company, Hard Knock TV. Over the course of his career, Nick has interviewed and profiled artists including Pharrell, Coldplay, Kevin Hart, Kevin Durant, Andre 3000, Eminem, Common, Eric Koston, Manny Pacquiao, Wu-Tang, Ice Cube, Chuck D as well emerging talent like Kendrick Lamar, J Cole, Macklemore, Iggy Azalea and Childish Gambino.

While starting Hard Knock TV in 2005, Nick also produced and hosted segments for MySpace TV. Nick worked at MySpace during the height of its popularity, directing video segments for such artists as Lady Gaga, Diddy, Pitbull and Lil Wayne, for clients like Honda, Adidas and Coca Cola.

Nick’s experience and in-depth interview style has led him to conduct interviews for Beats Music, The GRAMMYs and SXSW, among others. Nick also speaks on and moderates industry panels at SXSW, CMJ, Soho House and USC, is regularly featured as an industry insider on Revolt LIVE and serves on the SXSW Advisory Board as well as the Rap Grammy Committee. His passion for film and cultural anthropology have lead him to develop several documentaries, most recently directing a documentary for Sony Music based on the life and artistic journey of singer-songwriter Nneka.

Nick graduated from Occidental College with a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies.