Simon Helbling

About

Simon Helbling is looking in his stories for the broken promises, the disappointed expectations, and the breaking points of social webs. Across different formats like shorts, web series or commercials, his cinematic language stays the same: Strong compositions and a humane eye for tragedies. Shaping narratives of empathy and empowerment are just as much part of his craft as exploring new formats, designing productive ways of collaboration, and developing content for the next generation. The award-winning director lives and works in Zurich, where he is currently co-writing a feature script while shooting commercials and music videos.

Simon Helbling

Course:
MA Filmmaking
Course number:
194
Graduation year:
2021
Nationality:
Switzerland

LFS Filmography

The Patcher
Animal
Bobo & Sean
S'Gwitch Vo Land
Thief
Sac A Poche
The Terrorist
Falling Asleep
I See
Life is always in a hurry
Dancing with Whomever
Copy Cat
Stuck
Sisters
Little Javier
Aplav
RÓNÁN
Kindling
Meidagen (Days of May)

Simon Helbling is a Swiss director from St. Gallen. He started out directing theatre at Schauspielhaus Zürich, Rote Fabriket al. In 2009 he directed his first short ‘Retour.’ Since then, he has worked across short film, music video and commercial formats. He has graduated from London Film School with an MA in Filmmaking.