Michael Helenek


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Michael Helenek is a Los Angeles based cinematographer and gaffer. The films he has photographed have won awards, notably King Eternal (Dir. Christiano Dias), which was selected at ten festivals and won awards at five. The cinematography of his second collaboration with Director Dias, Monster In A House, was recognized by critics, acknowledged by ... See full bio »

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Anomalisa Camera and Electrical Department
(2015)
Monster in a House Cinematographer
(2014)
Alien Code Camera and Electrical Department
(2018)
Primrose Lane Camera and Electrical Department
(2015)

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  Exfil [us] (electrician - as Mike Helenek) (post-production)
 2020 Glint (Short) (gaffer) (completed)
 2017 Mousewatcher (Short) (gaffer) (completed)
 2018-2019 SuperMansion (TV Series) (camera operator - 21 episodes)
- Bad Lex (2019) ... (camera operator)
- Bug Hunt (2019) ... (camera operator)
- Back to the Island (2019) ... (camera operator)
- Teacher and the Goof (2019) ... (camera operator)
- Saturn's Six (2019) ... (camera operator)
 2019 Hot Chip: Hungry Child (Short) (gaffer)
 2018 Alien Code (gaffer)
 2017 Friend Request (Short) (gaffer)
 2017 Smokd (Short) (gaffer)
 2017 Counting for Thunder (gaffer)
 2017 The Night Is Young (gaffer)
 2016 I Like You Just the Way I Am (TV Series) (electrician - 4 episodes)
- Sex with Luke (2016) ... (electrician)
- Teets on a Plane (2016) ... (electrician)
- You Were ALMOST Kidnapped (2016) ... (electrician)
- Drone Attack (2016) ... (electrician)
 2016 The Very Private Work of Sister K (gaffer - as Mike Helenek)
 2016 Punching Henry (grip)
 2016 Floyd Norman: An Animated Life (Documentary) (grip)
  High Fives (TV Series) (gaffer - 5 episodes, 2015) (camera operator - 4 episodes, 2015)
- Country Contenders (2015) ... (gaffer)
- Show Me the Funny (2015) ... (camera operator) / (gaffer)
- Pool Party (2015) ... (camera operator) / (gaffer)
- YoMuscleBoii's Workout Plan (2015) ... (camera operator) / (gaffer)
- Maroon 5 (2015) ... (camera operator) / (gaffer)
 2015 Florence + the Machine: Delilah (Video short) (set lighting technician)
 2015 Anomalisa (additional lighting technician)
 2015 Flirting with Madness (gaffer)
 2015/I Primrose Lane (electrician)
 2015 Ever Eve (Short) (gaffer)
 2015 One and Two (lighting technician - additional photography)
 2015 Graduation Day (best boy electric)
 2014 Someone I Know (Short) (gaffer)
 2014 Blood Ransom (grip)
 2014 The Six O'Clock (Short) (gaffer)
 2014 Asthma (best boy electric)
 2014/I Drink (Short) (electric)
 2014 Compound Fracture (electrician - as Mike Helenek)
 2014 Fort Bliss (grip)
 2014 Death Clique (TV Movie) (electrician)
 2014 Blue (TV Series) (lighting technician - 4 episodes)
- Make Me Feel Good (2014) ... (lighting technician)
- A History of Anxiety (2014) ... (lighting technician)
- Planets Colliding (2014) ... (lighting technician)
- Call Me Francine (2014) ... (lighting technician)
 2013 Dementia's Doorway (TV Series short) (gaffer - 1 episode)
- The Architect ... (gaffer)
 2013 Forgiveness Is a Weapon (Short) (lighting technician)
 2013 What Future (Short) (grip)
 2013 Man Up, Little Boy (Short) (gaffer)
 2013 Brahmin Bulls (best boy electric)
 2013 The Cheating Pact (TV Movie) (best boy electric)
 2013 How Sweet It Is (grip)
 2013 Pierce the Veil: Bulls in the Bronx (Video short) (best boy grip)
 2013 Armed Response (grip)
 2013 House Arrest (gaffer)
 2013 Jägerbär (Short) (key grip)
 2012 Cool Cat Stops Bullying (Video short) (key grip)
 2012 Rich Girl Problems (Short) (gaffer)
 2012 The Bridges (Short) (grip)
 2012 Wrestling with Angels (Short) (grip - as Mike Helenek)
 2012 DGK: Parental Advisory (Video) (gaffer)
 2012 Dr. Gutman's Eulogy (Short) (grip)
 2012 Stalked at 17 (TV Movie) (electrician)
 2012 VEVO's Certified (TV Series) (gaffer - 3 episodes)
- Selena Gomez (2012) ... (gaffer)
- Katy Perry (2012) ... (gaffer)
- Justin Bieber ... (gaffer)
 2011 The Ninth Lane (Short) (best boy electric)
  DogTown (TV Series documentary) (camera operator - 4 episodes, 2010) (additional camera operator - 4 episodes, 2010)
- Dogs in Need (2010) ... (camera operator)
- Puppy Mill Rescue (2010) ... (additional camera operator)
- Chance for Change (2010) ... (camera operator)
- Search and Rescue (2010) ... (additional camera operator)
- Close Calls (2010) ... (camera operator)
 2003 The Failures (electrician)
 2003 Audrey's Rain (TV Movie) (electrician)
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