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 and teaches the independent film pathway at The Manchester Film School. 

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, ENDS MEAT, is now wrapping up on the film festival circuit and will be available on demand later this year. More information on the Manchester set thriller can be found here. Helen's latest film, the short gritty drama 'Choke', is now in post production.

Coming up in 2020; the romantic drama 'Maspolomas', written by Kris Heys and 'The Fountain', a short horror comedy as well as further development on other projects. 


©Helen Lyons-Curran 2019