Shaun Silva, former UT football player Condredge Holloway and Kenny Chesney
[portfolio slideshow] Award-winning and reigning CMA SRO Video Director of the Year Shaun Silva introduced FORWARD, Nashville’s most customized and experienced post production facility during an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday evening. Designed by Silva and Nashville Architectural and Interior Space Designer Chris Gill, FORWARD is poised to set a new standard and offering to world of film and television, advertising agencies and many others seeking the highest in post production quality and talent.  FORWARD is now open for business, located in the historic Marathon Village at 1200 Clinton Avenue, Suite 255, Nashville, Tennessee 37203.  FORWARD can also be reached at 615-320-3269 and by visiting
FORWARD is equipped with a roster of top-level talent that is ready to provide clients with a turnkey operation. The impetus of the facility’s design was about the client’s needs and comfort, but more importantly to be home to the best equipment possible.  With iQ, Pablo, Avid and Final Cut systems built from the ground up to communicate through an unmatched Quantel gene pool and SAN; the workflow is the best in the region.
“I have always said we need to create a post facility that elevates the perception of Nashville and to enhance the diversity of amazing talent and projects that are being done out of here,” says Shaun Silva, owner of FORWARD and TackleBox Films.  With FORWARD, our intent is to have the best of the best creating the best right here on the shoulders of Nashville,” he continues.
Executive producer of Stargate SG-1, MacGyver and Legend, Michael Greenburg adds, “FORWARD is a beautiful, warm, comfortable, ‘state of the art’ post production facility with ‘state of the art’ technicians that no doubt will finish any project with the highest standards of quality. I am looking FORWARD to finishing my shows there.”
FORWARD is a creative environment that is unique to any other facility in Nashville. The design is built from the perspective of the client and is open and ready for business from all over the world.  “Nashville is the place to be if you have one ounce of creativity in your body,” says Silva.  “Our goal at FORWARD is to provide the client a haven for them to generate the best product imagined.  We are hoping that others will join us in what we already know.  There are no limits to what we can do in Nashville.”
Forward is owned by Shaun Silva.  Producer Anne Popper and Sales Director Marisa Munoz can be reached and
Nashville’s award-winning film and video director Shaun Silva envisioned the concept and design of Nashville’s leading privately held post production facility that opened its doors in November 2012.  The state of the art facility is dedicated to the technical, financial and creative desires of its clients.  Equipped with iQ, Pablo, Avid and Final Cut systems built from the ground up to communicate through an unmatched Quantel gene pool and SAN.  The custom designed suites are powered by Quantel’s iQ and Pablo color corrector, three dual purpose Avid and Final Cut offline suites and an edit capable floating glass conference room.  The one of a kind facility is designed by Silva and Nashville based Architectural and Interior Space Designer Chris Gill with custom made fixtures and furniture throughout; offering a comfortable and creative atmosphere.  FORWARD is Nashville’s latest and best equipped facility.
Shaun Silva moved to Nashville from California in 2001 quickly becoming one of most decorated and lauded video directors in country music history.  He is the owner of Tacklebox Films, home to a number of top performing video and film directors from coast to coast.  Known for his storytelling and his lifestyle branding, Silva has directed numerous award-winning videos, documentaries, designs tour content, for such acts as Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Luke Bryan and many others.  His production company, TackleBox Films is home to the most diversified roster of talent in Nashville.  Silva alone has directed over 100 music videos, a 3-D movie, several documentaries, national commercials and several specials for networks such as ESPN, ABC, CMT, and GAC.  His latest masterpiece is the Nashville-based state of the art post production facility FORWARD. Silva is the 2012 CMA SRO “Video Director of the Year” recipient.  He is married to Shannon Brown Silva.

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