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!
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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 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... Read More
HELIO will be playing in downtown LA tonight at the closing short film block of the Downtown Film Festival L.A., starting at 7:00pm. The location is the Regent Theater: 448 S. Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90013. If you can’t make it,... Read More
The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival (MNFF) was formed to support, promote and exhibit the dynamic and imaginative efforts of new filmmakers. This year’s festival runs August 27-30. A big thank you to the MNFF selection committee! Stay tuned for more updates.
The Super Villain Network recently sat down with HELIO Writer/Director Teddy Cecil to discuss the project’s inception, as well as challenges faced throughout the ambitious production. Check out the article here!
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... Read More
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
We couldn’t be more excited for the Sunderland Shorts Film Festival and the Mykonos Biennale! We’re honored to be a part of both of them… Check out the festival websites for more information if you’re in the area!
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... Read More
HELIO will be at FilmQuest this weekend for its Utah Premiere! We’re in the running for Best Short Sci-Fi Film and Best Visual Effects! A guaranteed good time. The film block we’re in is the first of the festival on Friday and... Read More
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
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... Read More
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... Read More
Please come and show your support if you get the chance. It’s playing this Wednesday (May 27th) at 9:55pm as part of the NY Shorts Fest. The film lineup is awesome, the festival is incredible and the theater is the best NY... Read More
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... Read More
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
Big news, guys! HELIO has been selected to screen at this year’s Cayman International Film Festival!! “Cayfilm” is a world-renowned festival — with guests this year including legends Paul Schrader and Brian Cox — dedicated to “…elicit[ing] appreciation for the art form... Read More
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... Read More
HELIO has been selected to screen at the Second Annual GeekFest LA Film Festival! GeekFest LA hails as, “the 1st and only traveling geek genre film festival in the world created by geek filmmakers, for geek filmmakers and programmed at Comic Cons... Read More
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... Read More
HELIO has been selected to screen at the 6th Annual New York City International Film Festival! Held at the renowned Director’s Guild of America Theater, NYCIFF runs April 30th to May 7th, providing “a platform for established and upcoming talented domestic and... Read More
HELIO has been nominated for FOUR awards at the St. Tropez & Nice Film Festival: Best Short Film, Best Editor of a Short, Best Hair & Make-up and Best Costume!!!! Congratulations to Teddy Cecil, Carlos Rivera, Elissa Prager, Elizabeth Van Dam, and... Read More
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,... Read More
HELIO’s coming back to LA!! Our film has been selected to screen at the third annual Cinema at the Edge Film Festival (CATE), which celebrates “independent films of all genres that feature a distinct vision, a unique voice, or a challenge to... Read More
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,... Read More
Cast, crew, family and friends in the LA area: HELIO will be screening this Saturday, March 21st @ the California International Shorts Festival in Hollywood. Show starts at around 3:15 at The Complex Theater, 6476 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood CA 90038. Purchase... Read More
HELIO has received an “Award of Excellence” from the inaugural San Francisco Film Awards! SFFA screened hundreds of exceptional films from around the world, with quality and creativity celebrated in three levels of awards: “Awards of Excellence” are granted to “entries with... Read More
HELIO has been selected to screen at the Black Hills Film Festival in Hill City, South Dakota! Approaching its 6th year as one of the most renowned festivals in the Great Plains, Black Hills showcases the newest voices in independent film from... Read More
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... Read More
HELIO will be having its European Premiere in the South of France this May! The film was selected to screen at the 2015 St. Tropez & Nice International Film Festival, a global industry event that brings together films and filmmakers from around... Read More
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... Read More
Emerging as the newest film festival of the acclaimed Fandomfest in Louisville, KY, the Fantasmagorical Film Festival showcases everything from Fan Films to Gaming shorts, as well as Animation and Sci-Fi… the perfect venue for HELIO! #HelioTheFilm
HELIO was just selected to screen at the 2015 Siouxland Film Festival in Sioux City, Iowa! Another big shout-out to all cast and crew for having done a tremendous job on this film!!! #HelioTheFilm #SiouxlandFilm
To all of our friends in the Boston Area: HELIO will be screening at the Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival on Friday, February 13th @ 7:30 PM in the (believe it or not) “Heliopaused” shorts section! Stay tuned for more info. #HelioTheFilm #BostonSciFi
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... Read More
HELIO has been chosen as an official selection for the 40th Annual Boston Science Fiction Film Festival!!! Congratulations to all the fantastic cast and crew on helping to bring HELIO to its second festival… and hopefully many more to come! #BostonSciFi
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!!
HELIO is finally complete! The Cast & Crew Screening is this Friday, November 21st, at Downtown Independent in Los Angeles, CA. The Producers would like to thank any and everyone involved in HELIO! We hope to see you at the screening! The... Read More
Actor & Stuntman extraordinaire Justin Eaton of “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” and “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters,” recounts his experience working on HELIO as the Masked Miner’s stunt double.
HELIO’s Dennis Keiffer – of “Iron Man 3,” “Star Trek,” and “Man of Steel” – brings us behind the scenes to discuss the challenges of playing the “Head Councilor,” as well as performing the extensive stunt work featured throughout the film.
Makeup Artist Elissa Prager of “The Sessions,” and “What We Do Is Secret,” shares some of the magic that went into sculpting the Hair, Makeup, and various Special Effects used on the production of HELIO.
Take a look behind the scenes at the HELIO Stunt Performance crew, headed by Stunt Coordinator Jesse Johnson, who’s work has been featured on “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” “Lincoln,” “The Master,” and “Thor.
Costume Designer Elizabeth Van Dam — who recently worked as Production Designer on acclaimed films like “Detour” and “Electrick Children” — takes us through the highly inventive, post-apocalyptic wardrobe elements for HELIO.