AWARD WINNING INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER
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). Her fascination with horror grew from films; The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), The Hill's Have Eyes (1977), The Shining (1980) and Misery (1990), to name a few. Over the past several years Helen has developed her skills working in various areas of production, eventually establishing herself as an independent filmmaker.
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 gritty 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. Helen is now in
pre-production on two shorts; 'Ménage à trois', a horror anthology of twisted tales, and 'Choke', a gritty British drama.
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.
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 a project:
m: (uk) +44 75 32232421 e: firstname.lastname@example.org.
©Helen Lyons-Curran 2019