Helmut C. Calabrese, PhD, the Italian-American born in Germany, lived in the village of Bocholt until the age of five. The Calabrese family immigrated in 1962 to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At the age of ten, Helmut began studying “the black and white ivories” with a private tutor of the piano.
Helmut passion for music continued to have growth beginning composition studies in the mid-seventies at the Philadelphia Musical Academy with Richard Everill. Helmut continues his music composition studies at the University of the Arts graduating with a Bachelor of Music in 1980.
By the end of 1982, Helmut earns a Master of Arts in linguistic studies from West Chester University. The early eighties finds Helmut relocating to Seaside Heights, NJ and a few years later began PhD studies at New York University graduating in 1996.
Io Merito Amore (feature film in production), Dir. Francesco Russo, Master Movies, S.r.l.
Film by Master Movies, S.r.l. / Francesco Russo Film Composer
Kakuri (short film)
Film (short) by McFadden Production / Kaila Shields (Drama) Film Composer A man who loses his lover to illness is haunted by the spirit of her. He cannot escape it but knows he must move on. He is pestered by his landlord to leave the house the two shared together and as he is on his way home for the last time, he makes stops at the places that remind him of his late lover. Her spirit follows him along the trip, trying to make her presence known to him. As he makes his way, he recalls memories with her when she was with him, revealing that she was very ill at the time of her death. These memories also reveal her talent of mask making, which is something close to her heart. The mask her spirit wears is the very last mask she had a chance to make before her death. This film follows a narrative story that focuses on the cycle of life and death, all while attempting to show the overcoming of the process of grief we all have been faced with. ----------------------------- Director: Kaila Shields Producer: Robert McFadden Assistant Producer: Isaak Griggs & Samantha Tan Line Producer: Tiyana Smith First Assistant Director: Samantha Tan Director of Photography: Tyler Kelch First Assistant Camera: Sydney Allen On-Set Photography: Kathy Chan Production Designer: Maya Sims Sound Mixer: Andrew Baer & Gabriella Bajana Sound Design: Helmut Calabrese & Francesco Cultreri Gaffer: Angelo Mazza Grip: Andrew Baer & Tyler Kelch Script Supervisor: Maya Winneg Editor: Kaila Shields Production Assistant: Brendan Taylor ----------------------------- Original Composition by Helmut Calabrese Based On An Original Storyboard Created By Kaila Shields & James Adams III
Film (short) by Matthew Jenkins Productions / Matthew Jenkins (Drama) Film Composer
Documentary by Stephen Peiris Film Composer
Composition No. 20
Film (short) by Emma Foo (Animation) Film Composer
Il Gioco È Fatto? (feature film)
Film by Master Movies, S.r.l. / Francesco Russo (Drama) Film Composer Il Gioco è Fatto? (Italian) Nel paesaggio colorato e meraviglioso della Sicilia dagli anni ’60 ad oggi, Salvatore riceve dal padre un’eredità difficile che passa solo per una strada: il circolo vizioso del gioco d’azzardo. L’amore della moglie, coraggiosa e determinata cercherà in tutti i modi di allontanarlo dai tavoli da gioco per salvare la famiglia, ma intrecci e implicazioni gravi……… (English) In the colorful and marvelous landscape of Sicily from the '60s to today, Salvatore receives from his father a difficult legacy that passes only by a road: the vicious circle of gambling. The love of his wife, courageous and determined, will try in every way to move him away from the gaming tables to save his family, but intriguing and serious implications .........
Mudgrave (short silent film)
Film (short) by Matthew Krist Productions / Nic Pearson Film Composer
Garden Sate Film Festival
Terra di Sienna International Film Festival