Author Archives: Hellin Kay

New Releases, September 2017

So much great music out this month as well as a new film, Woodshock, the directorial debut of Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte fame, starring Kirsten Dunst and behind the scenes photography by Nan Goldin. The film, as well … Continue reading

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Ai Weiwei’s Human Flow

Ai Weiwei’s new documentary, Human Flow, filmed in 23 countries to document refugees all over the world, will be released October 13, 2017. On November 16, 2017 it will be 38 years since my mom and I left the Soviet … Continue reading

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Things to Read, Watch & Eat Right Now

This year has been a doozy. Let’s forget the obvious for a minute and focus on staying sane and happy amidst and regardless of it all while still fighting the evils at hand. I’ve been reading a lot of books … Continue reading

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Director and Cinematographer, New Reel, 2017

Director / Cinematographer, Reel 2017 from Hellin Kay on Vimeo. I got inspired to learn Adobe Premiere Pro two weeks ago so I could edit some of my own projects when the mood strikes and not depend on budgets or … Continue reading

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Cecilia Kuhn

RIP Cecilia Kuhn, an incredible woman who changed the world of music and beyond, including many of us. A founding member of punk band Frightwig, pictured above far left with her band mates Deanna Mitchell and Mia Simmons, she made … Continue reading

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Taryn Manning Music Video

The music video I directed, shot and styled for Taryn Manning was released today. Check out the full video below. I captured it on a Canon digital camera as well as my constant go to 16mm Bolex film camera, with … Continue reading

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Beth Ditto, Solo Debut Album

Goddess Beth Ditto makes her solo debut with Fake Sugar, which hits June 16th. In the meantime, the first single was released today. Listen to “Fire” below and buy it here.

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Erin Fetherston Fall 2017 Shoot

I was going through all the photo shoots I did for designer Erin Fetherston last year and realized I never posted anything from our fall 2016 shoot, which we did last summer with models Sarah Wilson and Ari Cooper. I … Continue reading

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Little Vera, Vasily Pichul

“Making a film is an exercise in hope.” –Vasily Pichul Sometimes I get nostalgic (now there’s a newsflash) and feel like watching old films that have stuck with me over the years, films that made such an impression at every … Continue reading

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Erasure, Love You To The Sky

These boys have not disappointed me since 1990. That’s the year I went to my first gay dance club in high school, where it didn’t matter how old you were (Sundays were all ages) or even if you were gay … Continue reading

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