Film + Theatre Director


FILM DIRECTOR


Tom Thomson Gets Wet, Art Gallery of Ontario
Commissioned film part of Toronto: Tributes and Tributaries, October 26 & 29, 2016
An exploratory film deconstructing the death of Tom Thomson for #HashTagGallery Slut, a performance work from the provocative mind of Keith Cole and featuring drag legend Maria Delmonte, porn star Ryan Russell and cinematic landscaping by Raymond Helkio.

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screen-shot-2016-11-03-at-5-47-10-pmLost & Found On The Q Train
(Featuring Shirley U. Jest)
In Your Pocket, RT Collective
Toronto Inside Out Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
June 2016


1690557_415933451865149_8066775586387627474_nWERK. FIERCE. OVAH. AVIANCE! (Featuring Kevin Aviance)
2015


 

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…When The Bullying Ends (Being Enza Anderson), 2015 Honourable Mentions, Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival, India, 2016

 

 


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Toronto Inside Out Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, TIFF Bell Lightbox (2014)
OUTtv Post-Production Fund award (2014)
Nominated Emerging Canadian Filmmaker 2014


What’s Your Sex?
In Your Pocket, RT Collective
Toronto Inside Out Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (2013)


Kijiji Connections
In Your Pocket: Come Together, RT Collective
Toronto Inside Out Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (2014)


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Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival, India (2016)
Queer City Cinema Film Festival, Regina (2015)
Inside Out Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, TIFF Bell Lightbox (2013)
Queering Spaces: Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives (June–September 2015)


THEATRE DIRECTOR


RAID: Operation Soap
Written and directed by Raymond Helkio with David Bateman, music by Stewart Borden starring Keith Cole and Johnny Salib,  featuring Paul Bellini, Brock Hessel, Amy J. Lester, Travis L’Henaff.

An unconventional love story about two of the men that were arrested and how their horrific experience changed the course of LGBT history and marking the birth of Pride day.

Wednesday June 29, 2016
QueerPride Festival, Buddies In Bad Times Theatre

RAID: The Soundtrack
8 songs from the original performance
June 2016

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Hamlet In A Hot Tub
A comedy about Hamlet, Ophelia, Gertrude and Polonius set in a modern day bathhouse. Directed by Raymond Helkio, written & adapted by Brock Hessel, David Bateman also featuring Paul Bellini, Amy J. Lester, music by Stewart Borden.

Peterborough Pride
The Garnet
September 19, 2015

Glad Day Bookshop
End Of The World Tour
July 25, 2015 (two shows)

The 519 Community Centre waterpark
June 21, 2015 (two shows)

Nuit Rose Closing Ceremonies
Church Street Stage
Pride Toronto (2015)

Rhubarb Festival
From the washrooms at Buddies In Bad Times Theatre
February 17–21, 2015
Nightly cameos included: Keith Cole, Enza Anderson, Rolyn Chambers, André Prefontaine

Photo above: Ben Powless during Nuit Rose Closing Ceremonies, Pride Toronto (2015)
Photo above: Ben Powless during Nuit Rose Closing Ceremonies, Pride Toronto (2015)

Coming Out Queer
June 4, 2015
Buddies In Bad Times Theatre
A night of uncensored performance, film and discussion in defiance of community standards with Raymond Helkio, Reg Hartt, Keith Cole, Rolyn Chambers, Amy Pearl and outrageous performances by Pepper Highway, Mangina Hurts + autographs by Reid from One Complexion + #ArtForFreedom film Nobody Knows Freedom featuring Donnarama.


WorldPride Human Rights Conference (2014) video interviews include: Jordan Tannahill, Patricia Wilson, Brad Fraser, James Fowler, Andrea Houston, Frank Mugoisha, Chris Veldhoven, Doug Kerr, Michael Went, Brendan Healy, Jörn Weisbrodt, Mathieu Chantelois, Susan Gapka, Maura Lawless, Ramraajh Sharvendiran, Hazelle Palmer, Rolyn Chambers, Stephanie Stephens, Kristyn Wong-Tam, Scott Dagostino, Irshad Manji, Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Thomas G. Conway, Todd Ross, Marcela Romero, Francine Elliott, Bruce Mayhew, John McCullagh, Frank Folino, Antoine Elhashem, Kevin Beaulieu, Akim Ade Larcher, Deb Pearce, Keith Cole, Shaun Proulx, Patrick Marano, Scott Ferguson, Brenda Cossman, Jane Farrow, Lauryn Kronic, Jacquie Lucas, Davina Hader, Roy Mitchell, Junior Harrison, Sean Hiller, Richard Elliott, Zelda Angelfire, Susan Gapka, Francisco Alvarez, Keith Hambly, Barbara Hall, Stefonknee Wolscht, Doug Kerr and Maurice Tomlinson.