Helen earned her First Class BA Honours Degree in Film and TV Production from The Manchester Film School, where she trained in single camera drama. Currently, Helen is studying for her PGCE in film and media production, undertaking teacher training duties, as well as occasionally running filmmaking workshops.

As an editor, Helen has credits in promos, documentary TV and narrative film. 

As well as making films, Helen is also the festival director for the Starburst International Film Festival. The event, an extension of the long running cult film and TV magazine, Starburst, continues to support and promote independent horror, sci-fi, fantasy and cult film.

To contact Helen regarding work:

m: (uk) +44 75 32232421 e: helenlyonscurran@gmail.com.

Helen Lyons-Curran is a multi-award winning filmmaker and freelance editor. As an indie director Helen consistently delivers work of high production value, strong performances and gripping plots.

Her appreciation of film developed at an early age with a near obsession for films such as Carole Reed’s Oliver! (1968), and Rocky (1976). Over the past several years Helen has developed her skills working in various areas of production, eventually producing and directing independent film.

Delicacy (2014), Helen's Macabre WWII short won the 2014 ROYAL TELEVISION SOCIETY North West's Best Student Drama, and Best Cinematography at The US HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL Film Festival 2015. It then went on to tour the UK and US festival circuit, achieving five more awards, and nine nominations; being recognised for direction, performance, and art & design.

After premiering as part of 2018's GRIMMFEST, Helen's latest film, ENDS MEAT, is currently making it's way around the film festival circuit. More information on the Manchester set thriller can be found here. Helen is currently developing her first feature screenplay, 'Savage', a dramatic female-led western, as well as working with screenwriter Kris Heys (Ends Meat), on a feature project.

A diversion from the thriller and horror genre, 'Choke', Helen's latest project is a gritty British drama. 

©Helen Lyons-Curran 2019