A Cognac at the Indy 500

Winner > Best Actor Short Film
A young boy, determined to solve the riddle of death, approaches his decaying grandad for answers.
Alex Helmer-Director, Writer, Producer

Director Biography – Alex Helmer
From his earliest memory of going to the movie theater for the first time, Alex knew that movies were in his future. A lifelong storyteller and cinematic enthusiast, Alex has taken his talents to Syracuse University where he studies film and is intent on becoming a professional writer-director. Alex’s main goal as a storyteller is to be able to seize audiences with realized, flawed characters within a lens that combines classic cinematic techniques with modern innovations.


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