Michael Helenek  |  Cinematographer

                                                                     Los Angeles |  NYC

Cinematography reel


[fall 2016]


A compilation of dramatic narrative,

commercial & music video work.

Monster in a House



• Featured in American Cinematographer July 2016

• Best Cinematography LAIFF Awards 2015


Dir. Christiano Dias | Manowar Media, Muller Entertainment

Comedic reel


[fall 2016]


Some lighthearted work

for those that want a laugh.


Narrative, commercial, and webisode.

King Eternal



A young boy copes with his parents' divorce

through his imagination and figurines.




Dir. Christiano Dias | Manowar Media, Muller Entertainment

One heart




Despite the negativity in his life,

Joe wins every battle with kindness.



Dir. Arturo Vargas | Pr. Deedee Benkovich





30 second spot for mobile app.




Dir. Christiano Dias

Pr. Gregory Smith

Secrets & lies

[music video]



Exploration of the fears of an

untrusting couple.



Dir. Saul Herckis  |  Pr. CLS Ferguson

Music by Rich Ferguson & CLS Ferguson

centro medico humberto Parra



An exploration of the medical clinic

of Drs. Hou, Molitch, & Villaroel.

2005-2009. Standard Definition.



Produced, written, photographed, & edited by Michael Helenek

Funded by Michael Helenek and the Daniels Hamant Foundation

Dungeons & Dorks



Several comedic characters

outcast their friend Eugene in a

game of Dungeons & Dragons.




Dir. Jimmy Yen | Pr. Crystal Lane Swift.





Extended length comedic spot for Antmine,

The Social Market Place.




Pr./ Dir. Christiano Dias


[broadcast television]



An exploration of Best Friends Animal Society

in Kanab, UT




Documentary series for National Geographic Television





A muslim woman struggles with past sexual abuse.





Pr. / Dir. Soraya Hajjaji

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