Helki Frantzen


helkifrantzen@gmail.com  www.helkifrantzen.net  212-203-7432 Los Angeles


Richland (feature film in production), DP, Dir. Irene Lusztig

The Eyes to See (feature film in production), Additional DP, Dir. Sharon Shattuck

Top/Bottom (interactive documentary in production), DP, Dir. Eline Jongsma and Kel O’Neil

When We Fight (short film in post-production), DP, Dir. Yael Bridges and Yoni Golijov

Kids (feature film in post-production), Additional DP, Dir. Mikaela Shwer

L.A. Stories (10 min) 2018 DP, Dir. Sara Newens and Josh Polon DOC NYC 2019

Elvers (15 min) 2019 Cinematographer, Dir Rachael Morrison Camden International Film Festival 2019


VICE News 2019 - Present,  DP 

SOCAL Connected 2018 - Present, SoCal PBS:

Under the Influence (26 minutes) 2018, Camera, SoCal PBS, L.A. Press Club Entertainment News Award 2019

People Vs. Kiera Newsome (27 minutes) 2018, Camera, SoCal PBS, L.A. Press Club Crime Reporting Award 2019

News Blues (27 minutes) 2018, Camera, SoCal PBS, Press Club News Feature Award 2019

It’s Not Easy Being Green (27 minutes) 2018, Camera, SoCal PBS

City Rising (Season 2) (57 min) 2018 DP, Dir. Joanna Sokolowski and Kate Trumbull-Lavalle, SoCal PBS L.A Press Club Activism Journalism Award 2019


Kilter LA - Branding videos for Children’s Community School

Arshia Haq - Documentation of Discostan performances for documentary film project

Department of Shiny Objects - Documentation of Dandelions - performance and installation

Theo Rigby - Two short documentaries for Immigrant rights organizations, ICIJ & Dream Riders

REDCAT - David Levine, Falke Pisano - Documentation of performance and installations

Art Center College of Design- Documentation of lecture

Joe Sola - 3 episodes of documentary TV series pilot

Los Angeles Poverty Department - Documentation of numerous performances, parades, festivals

Wunderbaum Theater - Documentation of Hospital - performance

Skid Row Housing Trust - Documentation of community brainstorming workshops

Abled Arts Network- Two PSAs and documentation of annual fundraiser galas

ABILITY Magazine - Interviews to accompany magazine stories

Rosten Woo & CHIRLA - Interviews for Family Unity/Family Health campaign

Center for Urban Pedagogy - Created two 25 minute long documentaries (The Internet is Serious Business and What the Cell?) in collaboration with NYC highschool students


Master of Fine Arts 2006 - Bard College (Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts)

Bachelor of Fine Arts 2002 - Bard College

IDFAcademy 2016


Canon C300ii

Sony A7Sii

Canon EF  16 - 35

Canon EF 24 - 70

Canon EF 70 - 200