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Jonah Z Helms is a writer, director, and puppeteer based in Los Angeles. His directorial credits include the feature film The Pardoner’s Tale, which screened at the Santa Fe Film Festival, the Albuquerque Film Festival (where it secured a distribution deal from River Coast Films), and the AOF Film Festival in Pasadena.
In 2017, Jonah was commissioned by The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History and the Chatter Music Series to create the experimental film To The West, which screened in concert with a live performance of Linda Catlin Smith’s composition, Dirt Road.
Jonah is a designer and puppeteer for Creature Effects, the Academy-Award winning animatronics shop in LA. His performance credits as a puppeteer include The Revenant, The Magnificent Seven, Tammy, and The Lone Ranger. He also portrayed the lizard, Mrs. Kipling, on the popular Disney show, Jessie.
Jonah graduated from Emerson College with a degree in film production. He credits his collaborative storytelling spirit to his twin sister, the riffraff of the New Mexican high desert, and the political-circus troupe, The All Species Project.