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Colin Michael Day

April 27, 1984 — October 1, 2023

Denver

Colin passed away on Sunday, October 1, 2023 at the age of 39.  He was a beloved son, brother, uncle, and cousin to his extended family in Denver and around the world.  We will miss his kind and caring spirit, his infectious loud laugh, his enormous appetite, and his passion for sports and film.  Colin was a well-loved and respected teaching professional within the Denver tennis community and an accomplished independent film actor and producer. 

Born and raised in Denver, Colorado; Colin graduated from Regis Jesuit High School and the University of Denver.  As a nationally ranked junior tennis player and 4‑yr member of the Regis High School tennis team, he was a two-time individual State champion and helped Regis to a team State championship in 2000.  He was a member of the DU men’s tennis team and graduated with a BA in Theatre. 

In 2006, Colin moved to Los Angeles to pursue his passion in the performing arts.  He was a long-time member of the Elephant Theatre Company, appearing in many performances, and producing a workshop adaption of the play “Red Light Winter”.  While living in LA, he was a lead or support actor in several independent feature films including “Loneliest Road in America” and “Queen of Carthage”.  

In 2014, Colin moved to London to pursue film production in the European market, and founded Rickshaw Entertainment, a film and television production company.  He is an alumni and member of ACE Producers (2017), Rotterdam Producing Lab (2017), Trans Atlantic Partners (2016), and Film Independent.  He was the lead producer on the feature film “Nocturnal” which premiered at the BFI London Film Festival in 2019, was cinematically released in the UK and Ireland, and screened at the Denver Film Festival in 2020.    

Colin completed his professional tennis teaching USPTA and PTR certifications while living in London.  He returned to Denver in late 2020 and continued to develop and produce film and TV projects while also working full-time as a tennis teaching professional.  He will be remembered as an exemplary teacher and mentor to his many tennis clients and film production associates worldwide. 

While Colin left us far too soon, he lived his life to the fullest.  He loved his family and spending time with them.  He was a true friend to many.  He enjoyed traveling the world, watching films and television, cheering his favorite teams, and playing sports.  He will be sorely missed by everyone who had the privilege of knowing him. 

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