Born and raised in Southern California, David M. Helman is a director whose work is rooted in capturing grounded, human stories through a surreal lens. His sharp eye for visuals and dark cinematic imagery has lead him to work with some of the most exciting artists in music. Including Vince Staples, The Weeknd, Khalid, Travis Scott, Glass Animals, Skrillex, James Vincent McMorrow and Zayn. His choreographed film "Cold Little Heart" for Michael Kiwanuka was nominated for Best Cinematography at Camerimage in 2017. In 2018 he directed a short film entitled 'Naysayer' starring Steven Yeun and Alanna Masterson which premiered at the Miami Film Festival in 2019.