About Us

TackleBox Films was launched in 2003 by Owner and Director Shaun Silva in Nashville, TN. An award-winning music video, commercial, and documentary filmmaker, Silva became well-known for helping launch the successful careers and lifestyle brands of country superstars Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, Rascal Flatts and many more through captivating music videos and network specials. On the documentary and commercial side, he directed such hits as the Geico Caveman ads and numerous ESPN Films including the EMMY nominated 30 for 30, The Irrelevant Giant.

In 2013, TackleBox Films launched its reality TV division and has since brought that same success to the non-scripted world. As its primary focus, the reality TV division is currently producing for both traditional networks and emerging digital platforms. As TackleBox Films moves forward into this ever-changing landscape, our team of creatives look forward to bringing its storytelling roots and distinctive cinematic touch to each and every project we produce!

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OWNER, DIRECTOR

Growing up on the West Coast, Shaun Silva spent his first 11 years in the thick of the Entertainment Industry, Los Angeles, California with a focus on commercial spots and music videos.  A successful run of #1 music videos in the late 90’s inspired Silva to move to Nashville in 2001 where shortly after he founded TackleBox Films.

For nearly 20 years, Silva’s Directing and Producing ambitions have helped grow the TackleBox Films’ brand into a premiere facility. The result is a diverse resume of projects from Theatrical and Network released concert Films and Specials, Documentaries for ESPN Films, including the Emmy nominated 30 for 30 The Irrelevant Giant, to original unscripted shows for DIY, Rated Red, and Audience Channel.

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EVP, DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION

Brian Friedman is an Executive Producer and 22-year veteran in the entertainment industry.  Having started his career at Bunim-Murray Productions on the hit MTV series The Real World, Brian gained invaluable experience working alongside the industries best during the birth of the reality television genre.

Starting out as a music supervisor/music editor for Directors like Joel Silver and Jerry Bruckheimer, Brian quickly moved up the ranks to become an Executive Producer on a variety of cutting edge series. His list of credits includes Making the Video, Punk’d, Project Runway, Nashville Flipped, Going Cambo, and Bad Girls Club.

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EVP, DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION

Joe DelGrosso has lived and worked as a Production Executive in Los Angeles, New York, Boston, and Nashville throughout his 15-year career. His experience working on both the network side and production company side play a huge role in his ability to see each project from both sides of the fence. We’re not so different after all!

In recent years, Joe oversaw production on the hit Tru TV series, Impractical Jokers, TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress, and ID’s Murder by Numbers. Other networks that Joe has served as a Production Executive or EP on include, MTV, CMT, Youtube Red, Go90, Discovery Channel, History Channel, and Investigation Discovery.