Helen Lyons-Curran is a multi-award winning director who strives to produce 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). With a passion for genre film and a strong ethos on story, Helen aims to create films that are both entertaining and compelling. Working within the confines of modest budgets, Helen displays the skill of combining creativity with practicality.
Delicacy (2014), Helen's Macabre WWII short won the 2014 Royal Television Society's North West Best Student Drama. The film then went on to win Best Cinematography at The US Hollywood International Film Festival as well as achieving five more awards, and nine nominations; being recognised for direction, performance and art & design.
As well as DELICACY, Brit-Grit, Horror-Noir film ENDS MEAT, can be found on Amazon Prime. ENDS MEAT, a thirty minute movie about a taxi driver with a wicked secret, is a precursor to a feature film currently being developed by writer Kris Heys. Up next is road thriller, LUCKY SMOKE, as well as development on the screenplay for a dystopian, neo-western feature film.
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. She also holds a PGCE, qualified to teach film production and screenwriting.
As an editor, Helen has credits in promos, documentary TV and narrative film.