In production: ”Home?”

created by: Helena Giersz

TRAILER

“Home?” is a film about a woman living in New York City who goes back to her homeland and takes another look at her past. Upon meeting her old friend at her Grandmother’s funeral, she realizes he is not the same person she once knew and loved. He forgets their history together as if he never even met her to begin with.
     This story is based off of real life experiences of the screenwriter. It was inspired by the realization that fond memories kept alive in scrapbooks are left in the past, and yet we hold onto these memories like a luggage that follows us no matter where we go. “Home?” is about how our history shapes us and our future, and learning to let go and move on.

In development ”Tulip’s Garden”

created by: Helena Giersz

“Tulip’s Garden” animation test 1
design: Helena Giersz
“Tulip’s Garden” animation test 2
design: Helena Giersz
“Tulip’s Garden” animatic in production.
design: Helena Giersz

Showtime

“If you ever wanted to run away and join the circus, here is your chance. Buckle up and enjoy the show.”

“Showtime” is a half hour show for preschoolers. The series is based around the daily adventures of two children, Anita and Zemar, who are traveling from town to town with their performing parents in a circus. Anita’s parents perform on horses. Zemar’s father, the Great Perloni, is a magician. Anita and Zemar have many friends in the circus including a lion, a parrot, two seals and six poodles.

“Faithful”- media: oil paint on glass 1997
design animation: Helena Giersz

“Do other things” – mix media 2004
best of the fest DVD
Chicago International Animation Festival

“Stephanie” – mix media 2009