Interview with director Teddy Cecil (HELIO)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Teddy Cecil directed  the short film Sci-Fi/Thriller “HELIO”, which was showcased at the Los Angeles FEEDBACK Film Festival in December 2016. The film received rave reviews from the audience and was awarded “Best Cinematography” at the festival.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Teddy Cecil: There are a lot of stories I’ve been wanting to tell, but I chose to make Helio my first sincere foray into directing because I felt it was the most challenging. I shot the film when I was 25, and was afraid that I wouldn’t have an opportunity to make a film like this again so it was important that I tried to make something that didn’t feel limited in scope or story because it was a short film. I was aiming to tell a full narrative that felt like something you could watch on the big screen and didn’t leave you at…

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