Based in the heart of Astoria, Queens, Ed Hellman is an award-winning music video and commercial filmmaker. He is Co-Founder/Partner of PUNCH CARD Films — a digital production company that turns consumer data into short-form entertainment.
His music videos have premiered on Vevo, The Fader, Blackbook Media, and Impose Magazine. Ed is known for his quirky, darkly humorous style, bright colors, and rich, contrasting shadows. It apparently has wide appeal too: Ed’s music video, "Lose," was featured in a CGI porno that received over 88k views in its first 24 hours. (Permission not granted.)
His credits as a producer, director, or 1st AD include: TV and web commercials, music videos, digital content, tech/corporate videos, short films, and feature-length TV movies.
His recent project for Thinc Design and ESRT is on permanent exhibition in the Empire State Building.
Having worked in the commercial world for the past decade, Ed has built up a network of crew and resources capable of meeting any production's needs.
He lives with his psychotherapist wife, Andrea, and their two hairless cats.