Kode Red: the creative studio

David M. Helman

David's work blends surreal and visually arresting images with a narrative-driven sensibility. 

Born and raised in Southern California, David discovered filmmaking while studying video editing at a community college film program. Initially David gravitated towards post-production, primarily experimenting in visual effects and 3D animation. While working as a film editor and VFX artist, David got his start directing music videos for Los Angeles underground artists Blu & Flying Lotus in 2011. 

In the years since he's gone on to collaborate with Vince Staples, The Weeknd, Skrillex, James Vincent McMorrow, Michael Kiwanuka and Travis Scott. 

In commercials David has worked with brands such as Havana Club Rum, Puma, Fox Sports and GQ. His most recent Jordan 'Unite' campaign is the perfect blend of sports, music and culture featuring artists and influencers such as NAS, Ghetto Gastro, Edison Chen and Teyana Taylor.

David's work blends surreal and visually arresting images with a narrative-driven sensibility. 

Born and raised in Southern California, David discovered filmmaking while studying video editing at a community college film program. Initially David gravitated towards post-production, primarily experimenting in visual effects and 3D animation. While working as a film editor and VFX artist, David got his start directing music videos for Los Angeles underground artists Blu & Flying Lotus in 2011. 

In the years since he's gone on to collaborate with Vince Staples, The Weeknd, Skrillex, James Vincent McMorrow, Michael Kiwanuka and Travis Scott. 

In commercials David has worked with brands such as Havana Club Rum, Puma, Fox Sports and GQ. His most recent Jordan 'Unite' campaign is the perfect blend of sports, music and culture featuring artists and influencers such as NAS, Ghetto Gastro, Edison Chen and Teyana Taylor.

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James Vincent McMorrow

I Should Go

Jordan

Unite

Vince Staples

Lift Me Up

Michael Kiwanuka

Cold Little Heart

Inhaler

We Have To Move On (Director's Cut)

James Vincent McMorrow

Rising Water

Octavian

Take It Easy

Havana Club

Havana Club

Zayn

Entertainer

Puma

XO

Gucci Mane Ft. The Weeknd

Curve

GQ

The Weeknd

James Vincent McMorrow

Get Low

GTA ft. Vince Staples

Little Bit of This

Gucci Mane & Travis Scott

Last Time

Blu Ft. Flying Lotus

Doin' Nothin'

Jordan
Unite
Directed by David M. Helman