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Helio headed to Comic-Con 2016!

Big news – HELIO has officially been accepted to screen at this year’s Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival!!! Check back for more details on screning date/time and location. San Diego, here we come!

Helio wins two awards from Atlas & Aeris!

Awesome news outta the prestigious Atlas & Aeris Awards: HELIO just won BEST ACTION FILM and BEST SCIENCE FICTION FILM!! Congratulations to all cast and crew! And if you’ve got a moment, feel free to check-out A&A’s stellar review of HELIO from...
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Check out “The Looking Planet” short film!

Our very good friend and hugely talented fellow filmmaker Eric Law Anderson has just released his mind-blowing animated film, “The Looking Planet” online!! It’s a beautifully-crafted, deeply intelligent and heart-felt short film, and we simply CANNOT wait for the feature version!!! Please...
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Helio wins four awards at Zed Fest Film Festival!

Big news outta Zed Fest, guys! HELIO is the recipient of not one but FOUR different awards! Congratulations to Barrett James for winning, “Outstanding Acting Performance,” P. Daniel Newman for winning, “Outstanding Music Soundtrack,” Kurt Braun for winning, “Outstanding Production Design,” and...
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Helio Wins Best Writing!

HELIO just won “Best Writing” at the Helios Film Festival! Congratulations to Writer/Director Teddy Cecil!! The film also grabbed 2nd Place for Best Cinematography, and 3rd Place for Best Sound. Big shout out to Byron Werner and P. Daniel Newman for their...
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Helio is Headed to Australia!

This Friday, HELIO goes down under to the Sunshine Short Film Festival in Melbourne, Australia! Screenings start 7:30 PM at the Village Cinemas Sunshine. Purchase your tickets here!

Helio Screens at the Sacramento Film & Music Festival

Attention all Norcal residents: HELIO will be screening tomorrow night, 9 PM at the Sacramento Film & Music Festival. “SF&MF” is a large, multi-day, all-genre international film festival that celebrates and showcases filmmaking from around the world, while also fostering the creative...
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Helio at Sunscreen Film Festival West

We’d like to give a special thanks again to the Sunscreen Film Festival West for including HELIO as a last-minute addition to this year’s festival. SSFFW had a great venue down in Hermosa Beach, tons of talented filmmakers, and an awesome Q...
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Helio Featured in the “Take One” Film Blog

After a successful showing across the pond at the Cambridge Film Festival, HELIO was featured in the “Take One” film blog: “HELIO… is an impressive and thrilling look into a dystopian future…” Check out the full review by Katrina Smith here!

Helio at HollyShorts 2015

HELIO will be playing at the iconic Chinese Theatre in Hollywood this Sunday! Come check it out at 7:30pm (August 16th) if you can. It will be a part of the Hollyshorts Sci-Fi block – congrats to all involved! Click here for...
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Helio Mentioned in MovieMaker Magazine!

Exciting news, guys! Moviemaker Magazine just gave a shout-out to HELIO in their post on the FilmQuest Festival experience!!! Check out the excerpt below: “The variety, creativity and production quality of the films impressed beyond my expectations and helped banish the notion...
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ArtLoft Miami’s Exclusive Video About Helio

ArtLoft Miami’s exclusive sneak-peek into the making of HELIO, which recently aired on PBS, has finally arrived online! Let us know what you think, and be sure to share with friends and family! ‪#‎HelioTheFilm‬ ‪#‎HelioOnArtLoft‬

Film Pulse Praises Helio!

Check out what Film Pulse had to say about HELIO at FilmQuest: “Teddy Cecil’s “Helio” is an ambitious dystopian tale about one man who seizes an opportunity to find out just what lies beyond the city limits. It features plenty of great...
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Helio Wins Four Awards!

HELIO received the Best Short Film Award — as well as Best Story, Best Director and Best Male Character — for the April 2015 Online Short Film Awards, hosted by Short of the Month! ‪#‎HelioTheFilm‬ ‪#‎ShortoftheMonth‬

Helio Screens at Three Festivals This Weekend!

Our film will be playing at the International Horror Hotel in Cleveland, Lighthouse International Film Festival in New Jersey, and Sci-Fi London in the UK! Writer/Director Teddy Cecil will be attending Saturday’s screening at Sci-Fi London, so keep an eye out for...
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10 out of 10 Stars for Helio!

Check out this FANTASTIC review of our film from Atlas & Aeris, the exceptional International Magazine of Independent Film! “Like a lot of great stories, this one unfolds organically and without the intervention of a narrator; drawing upon a legacy of futuristic...
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Huge Weekend for Helio at Visionfest in NYC!

A huge weekend for HELIO at Visionfest in NYC! We received a total of NINE nominations (Filmmaker of the Year, Technical/Artistic Achievement, Production, Editing, Production Design, Visionary Award, Sound Design, Short Form Score and Cinematography) and took home the award for Technical/Artistic...
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May Madness is Upon Us!

HELIO will be screening at SEVEN different festivals this month including NYCIFF, Black Hills, St. Tropez & Nice, Cannes Short Film Corner, Vision Fest, Sci-fi London and NY Shorts Fest. Keep an eye out for showtimes and ticket info!! ‪#‎HelioTheFilm‬

Helio’s New York Debut!

NYC FRIENDS, FAMILY AND FELLOW FILMMAKERS: HELIO will be making its NYC debut at NYCIFF on Sunday, May 3rd at the Producers’ Club on W. 44th! The film screens @ 4 PM, so be sure to mark your calendars and get your...
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Helio Screening at Visionfest 15 in New York City

In addition to screening at NYCIFF, HELIO will also be playing at VISIONFEST 15, which runs May 13-17th. VISIONFEST is hosted by the Domani Vision Film Society, an organization dedicated to “bringing you tomorrow’s visionaries today.” Purchase tickets now for HELIO’s screening...
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Film Festival Update

LA Screening Update: HELIO will be screening at the Cinema at the Edge Festival (“CATE”) in Santa Monica on Saturday, April 11th @ 10 AM (Program 3). We’ll be in Theatre B at the Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main Street,...
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Official Atlas Helio Review Coming Soon!

Keep an eye out for an official review of HELIO from the esteemed Atlas & Aeris Magazine, a publication comprised of film critics who aspire to go beyond the “surficial dimensions of film and delve into the complexities of plot, symbology, technique,...
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Helio Receives Certificate of Merit

HELIO has received a “Certificate of Merit” from the prestigious Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival! Big thanks to the festival committee for the recognition, and for putting together another historic event at the Somerville Theater. ‪#‎HelioTheFilm‬ ‪#‎BostonSciFi‬ Click here to see all the...
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Helio Nominated for Four More Awards

HELIO has been nominated for four awards at the first annual Widescreen Film and Music Video Festival: Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Narrative Short and Best Sound Design! Big shout-out to Byron Werner, Teddy Cecil, P. Daniel Newman, and the rest of...
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Helio’s Headed Back to Miami

Our film has been chosen to screen next month at the 1st Annual Widescreen Film and Music Video Festival!!! Keep an eye out for showtime updates. ‪#‎HelioTheFilm‬ @thewsfest

Film Festival Update

HELIO will be screening at the Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival on Saturday, February 14th (vs. Friday, February 13th) @ 7:30 PM. Be sure to buy your tickets today! Click here to purchase!

Helio Wins Two Awards at MiSciFi 2015

HELIO was awarded both the Audience Award and the Best Sci-Fi Short at Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival 2015! A big thank you to Troy, Edward, Eric, the festival judges and all the attendees who watched our film! It was an...
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Helio World Premiere

It’s official!! HELIO’s World Premiere is set for next Friday, January 23rd @ 7pm at the Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival!! Keep an eye out for live updates and pics from the fest, starting next Friday morning. #MiamiSciFi, here we come!!