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HELIGOLAND : Life Under a Black Sun

HELIGOLAND : Life Under a Black Sun is a 1970s style SCI FI Short Film (PART I) visually inspired by Kenneth Anger’s “Lucifer Rising”, Andrei Tarkovsky’s “Solaris” and E. Elias Merhige’s “Begotten”.
Written & Directed by JD MAY.

HELIGOLAND begins to unravel the origins of the Men in Black and Humanity’s confrontation with the Cosmic Filter.

  • JD MAY
    Director
  • JD MAY
    Writer
  • JD MAY
    Producer
  • NICK MESSMANN
    Producer
  • PETER KEHRLI
    Key Cast
    "Agent Lovejoy"
  • FRANK MULCAHY
    Key Cast
    "Agent Kilmeade"
  • NICK MESSMANN
    Key Cast
    "J. Gray Epps"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Horror
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 20, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital Anamorphic
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Eurasia International
    Moscow
    Russian Federation
    Winner / FILM of the MONTH 2021
  • Hodu International Film Festival
    Pondicherry
    India
    Winner BEST SCI FI Short
  • FROSTBITE Film Festival
    Colorado Springs
    United States
    Winner SCI FI Short
  • Lisbon Film Rendezvous
    Lisbon
    Portugal
    Semi-Finalist
  • Iconic Images Film Festival
    Vilnius
    Lithuania
    Finalist SCI FI Short
  • MLC Awards
    Green Bay
    United States
    Finalist Best Color Treatment 2022
  • Paradise Film Festival
    Budapest
    Hungary
    Official Selection SCI FI Short
  • Genesis International Film Festival
    Moscow
    Russian Federation
    Official Selection SCI FI Short
  • New York Istanbul Short Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    Finalist SCI FI Short
  • Think Shorts
    Online Festival / Awards Event
    United States
    Official Selection SCI FI Short
  • Golden Nugget International Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    FINALIST SCI FI Short
  • 1st Monthly FIlm Festival
    Belgrade
    Serbia
    December 12, 2021
    WINNER Sci-fi Short November 2021
  • APEX Film Awards
    Brighton, East Sussex
    United Kingdom
    December 31, 2021
    Best Sci-Fi Short Film / Official Selection
  • Independent Horror Movie Awards
    Online Festival / Awards Event
    United States
    January 2, 2022
    Best Original Concept, Best Sound, Best Editing / Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Amazon Video Direct
    Distributor
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Video on Demand, Video / Disc
Director Biography - JD MAY

JD MAY is an American Writer / Producer / Director based in Southern California.

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Director Statement

Writer-Producer-Director of Cosmic Horror and 70s SCI-FI Film Projects inspired by Tarkovsky, Merhige, Bava and Lovecraft.