David Helman

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David Helman discovered filmmaking at the age of 17 while attending community college in Southern California. Shortly after graduating, he directed his first music video “Doinnothin” for critically acclaimed Los Angeles rapper Blu and influential producer Flying Lotus which went on to be nominated for Best International Urban Video at the UKMVA’s in 2012.

In the same year his work with fast rising New York artist Joey Bada$$ was featured on leading music platforms like Noisey, FACT and Pitchfork. In 2013 David directed a short film in association with Mainline’s TRIBUTE series called ‘Lily’, the piece demonstrated his directorial edge and strength for telling real human stories. More recently, David has helmed music videos for Bryson Tiller and Vince Staples.

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