Raymond Helkio, AOCAD

FILMOGRAPHY

The Twilight Fairy Garden
Queer Pride, June 2020
Lake Of Bays Edition, July 2020

Six Feet Away
Director, April 2020
Quarantine Film Challenge official selection

From Tanzania, With Love
Director, January 2020
Available through the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre

She Don’t Go Like That
Director, January 2019

Hamlet In A Hot Tub (The Film)
Director, 2018
Film premiere: Buddies In Bad Times Theatre

You Love That I’m Not Your Wife  
Video projections, public relations, cast, November 3-18, 2017
The Players Theatre, New York

Cracking The Case Of The Golden Purse
Producers, Raymond Helkio, Paul Bellini, David Bateman, 2016
Commissioned by RT Collective, Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Inside Out LGBT Film Festival
Official Selection of the New York Mobile Film Festival, 2018

Lost & Found On The Q Train
Director, 2016. Commissioned by RT Collective, Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Inside Out LGBT Film Festival in 2015
Official selection of the New York Mobile Film Festival, 2018

Behind The Seams (Featuring Shirley U. Jest)
Producer, director, web series, 2016

WERK. FIERCE. OVAH. AVIANCE!
Director, 2015
Official screening selection of the East Village Queer Film Festival, 2018

When The Bullying Ends (Being Enza Anderson)
Director, 2015
Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival, Honourable Mentions, 2016 Available through the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre

My Sex Is Genderless
Director, 2013
Commissioned by RT Collective, Toronto Inside Out LGBT Film Festival and the Inside Out Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

The Wall Between Us
Director, 2013

Nobody Knows Freedom
Featuring Donnarama
Director, 2014

An Evening With The Impostors
Director, 2014
Toronto Inside Out Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, TIFF Bell Lightbox, OUTtv Post-Production Fund award, Nominated “Emerging Canadian Filmmaker To Watch”
Available through the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre

Kijiji Connections
Director, 2014
RT Collective, Toronto Inside Out LGBT Film Festival

Queer Russian Cabaret
Filmmaker, 2014

Death Of A Bathhouse
Producer/director, 2013
Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival (2016)
Regina Queer City Cinema Film Festival (2015)
Inside Out Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, TIFF Bell Lightbox (2013)
Queering Spaces: Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives (2015)
Available through the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre

WorldPride Human Rights Conference
Official videographer, 2014
40+ community activist and leader interviews

THEATRE CREDITS

The Balcony
Today Is The Day After Yesterday
Writer, actor, March 2021

The Twilight Fairy Garden
Buddies In Bad Times Theatre Queer Pride, June 2020
Lake Of Bays Edition, July 2020

The Rainbow Lounge
Buddies In Bad Times Theatre
Producer, Raymond Helkio, June 2019

Musings From The Bunker
Buddies In Bad Times Theatre
Video projections, June 2019, October 2018, May 2018

You Love That I’m Not Your Wife
The Players Theatre, New York
Video projections, 2017

What’s It Like?
Buddies In Bad Times Theatre, Rhubarb Launch Party ?Director, 2017
RAID: Operation Soap?Buddies In Bad Times Theatre, QueerPride Festival
Writer/Director, Raymond Helkio, David Bateman, 2016
Sold out performance.

Hamlet In A Hot Tub
Fourteen performances including Rhubarb Festival, Peterborough Pride, Glad Day Bookshop, The 519 Community Centre, Nuit Rose Closing Ceremonies.
Director, Raymond Helkio, 2015

Pulp Lounge
Church Street at The 519, WorldPride Nuit Rose Festival
Producer, 2014
Sold-out performance.

Coming Out Queer
Buddies In Bad Times Theatre
Producer/director, 2015

Published Works

Dead Flowers (Are Beautiful Too)
Photographic book, 2021

Moments In Time
Zine, Buddies In Bad Times Theatre, 2021

LEDUC: A Public Life of Solitude
Theatrical play, released 2019

The Toolbox Killer
Podcast, Writer/Producer, 2018

RAID: Operation Soap
Theatrical play, released 2017

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Fuck You
Collection released 2016

The Great Meeting Room
Children’s book released in 2015 and 2011

God Is In The Wormholes
Released 2014

My Gay Toronto
Contributing Editor

theBUZZ
Columnist

PinkPlay Magazines
Features Columnist

The Reading Salon
Theatre Reviewer
Film Producer

PUBLIC WORKS & EXHIBITIONS

Artscape
Art Gallery of Ontario
Balaclava.Q
Design Exchange
10×10
Buddies In Bad Times Theatre
The ArQuives
Nuit Rose
John B. Aird Gallery
Glad Day Bookshop
Videofag
Longboard Living

TEACHING

Pocket Zine Workshop
December 2021
Workman Arts
A 30-minute workshop where students folded, cut and created content for thier own zine. Part of Workman Arts holiday membership meeting.

The Making Of A Zine
October 2021
Workman Arts
During this four-week hands-on course, we covered Idea Generation, Content Collection, Production, and Distribution. Students were challenged to create zines that would serve as platforms for self-discovery, community building, and/or collective activism. Each participant left the course having completed at least one zine

Media Studies
March 2021
The Bishop Strachan School
Over the course of three weeks, students developed a creative brief leading to the production of a Public Service Announcement which were disseminated through social media. Students were not graded on their PSA’s popularity but instead but they learnt from the process.

SELECT DESIGN PROJECTS

AIDS Committee of Toronto
AMREF
Canstruction
Dignity Network Canada
Environmental Defence
Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance
K.M. Hunter Charitable Foundation
Lewis + Company
LGBT+ Giving Network
Male Call Canada
Mouth Congress (Kids In The Hall)
Ontarians For The Arts
Project Seahorse
Queer Arts Summit
The ArQuives
WorldPride Human Rights Conference

EDUCATION

Second City
Stand-up, level 1, April 2021
Live online improve performance of “Babies Are Stupid”
Toronto

Upright Citizens Brigade
Graduating Class, Improv 101, June 1999
Live Improve performance on December 19, 2018
UCB Theatre, Hell’s Kitchen, NYC

Ontario College of Art & Design
Communication & Design, Advertising
Alumnus, 2000

Photo of Raymond Helkio by George O. Dewitte
Reprinted by 10×10 Portraits, 2015