DANIEL HELMER

born 1986 in the province of Burgenland, Austria. Daniel is a musician, producer and film composer and was raised as the oldest brother of three sisters. He soon shelved the dream of becoming a professional football player to study at the "university of music and performing arts Vienna / Film Academy Vienna" under Michael Haneke, Michael Hudecek & Christian Berger. Besides several engagements as a composer, editor & producer for film, commercial & documentaries Daniel founded and released multiple music projects (i.a. Gudrun von Laxenburg, Ifsonever, Mantra Mantra, Yogtze) via a variety of international music labels (i.a. Sony BMG UK, Runningback Records DE, International Major Label AT, Jazz & Milk DE). At the moment he is focusing on his work as a composer for film. Daniel composed the score for two Austrian feature films. "Rubikon" by Leni Lauritsch, together with Wolf-Maximilian Liebich (2022) & "Smother" by Achmed Abdel Salam (2023)
 
 

Various nominations & awards for short film, commercial and music videos (i.a. Österreichischer Staatspreis Werbung 2014 for „Debra - Kinderkleid“; Cannes Short Filmfestival 2015 - Best Sci-Fi Short for „Revolution“; Diagonale 2016  for „Moving Water“ (official selection); Vienna Independent Shorts 2016, 2017 and 2018, Austrian Music Video Awards (official selection) for „Revolution“, „Moving Water“ and „Brawler“).

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

 

 

2018_Official Selection at Vienna Independent Shorts / Österreichischer Musikvideopreis

 

„BRAWLER“

 

 

2017_Official Selection at Vienna Independent Shorts / Österreichischer Musikvideopreis

 

„MOVING WATER“

 

 

2016_Official Selection at Vienna Independent Shorts / Österreichischer Musikvideopreis

 

„REVOLUTION“

 

 

2016_Official Selection at Diagonale - Festival of Austrian Film

                       

„MOVING WATER“

 

 

2015_Best Sci-Fi Short at Cannes Short film Festival 

 

„REVOLUTION“

 

 

2014_Österreichischer Staatspreis: Werbung

                       

„Debra - Kinderkleid“

 

 

2001_RED RIBBON AWARD - Aids Hilfe Wien

 

 „Positiv = Negativ“

 

 

2000_Jugend-Kurzfilmwettbewerbs des Wiener Medienzentrums

 

„The Demon“