Ian Helliwell

Ian Helliwell has produced and developed music, experimental films, electronic instruments, film and music programmes and light-show projections for concerts and club nights. Self- taught, operating alone and without funding, he has worked with second-hand and self-built equipment and produced over 80 short films since the early 1990s. Many of these have been screened at film festivals across Europe, USA, and Japan, and Ian has been a short film competition jury member at festivals in Norway and Germany. His interest in electronic sound led to experimentation with building and modifying 9v circuitry, and he has gone on to construct a series of Hellitron tone generators and Hellisizer synths, housed in uniquely customised boxes, and used to make the soundtracks to virtually all his films.