Michael Helenek  |  Cinematographer

                                                                     Los Angeles |  NYC

One Heart

Monster in a house

Secrets & lies

May 12, 2016

September 14, 2015

December 4, 2013

Recently I had the opportunity to work with Director Arturo Vargas and Producer Deedee Benkovich on a short film titled One Heart.  Deedee not only produced the film, but also wrote the screenplay, which is a wonderful piece.  One Heart explores the many roles we take in our lives, how others perceive...

Last June I was fortunate enough to work again with director Christiano Dias on a film titled, Monster in a House. I had worked with Chris previously on his film King Eternal, which turned out to be a wonderful piece, so when Chris contacted me about MIAH in this spring, I knew I should sign on. Chris had some...

This past August I had the opportunity to work with music video director Saul Herckis and musicians Crystal Lane Swift (CLS) and Rich Ferguson on a music video titled Secrets and Lies.  Secrets and Lies explores the relationship of an untrusting couple.   Mr. Herckis’s visual treatment of the song takes us...

king eternal

dungeons & dorks


September 9, 2013

March 20, 2013

February 8, 2014

This past summer, I had the opportunity to work with Writer/Director/Producer Christiano Dias on his short film, King Eternal.  The film explores how a young boy, Nicholas Orville Remington, copes with his parent’s divorce through his toy action figures and childhood imagination.

Recently, I had the opportunity to work with a great group of people on a short film titled Dungeons and Dorks. I was contacted by Jimmy Yen in 2012 for his short film that was part of a larger web series, Trees Companee.

Earlier this year I was approached by writer/director Soraya Hajjaji about photographing her short film, Doubts. Doubts is a very serious piece that examines a young Muslim woman’s internal struggle with past sexual abuse. In the film, the young Muslim woman, Linda (Christine Uhebe, above left) is confronted by...

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