On Dark Paths
About the Director
American-born Paul J. Helin spent most of his yearly childhood watching TV, immersed in the fabricated worlds of movies, because his widowed father, struggling with alcoholism, couldn’t take care of his son’s needs. The seven-year-old Paul was eventually sent to live with relatives in Finland. Because of his social personality, Paul made new friends easily and assimilated into Finnish culture and society.
Helin’s passion has always been telling stories through pictures. His first short film, Tipping the Scales, won the first Finnish 48 Hour Film Project. Duke - Fate of Humanity, a homage to a 90’s video game character, was released on Youtube on Christmas 2010. The short film gathered over 500.000 views in a short period of time and spawned a great...read more