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Rick Helin
San Jose, United States

Rick grew up in Kailua, Hawaii. Graduated from San Jose State University and began his writing career while working as a Superior Court Probation Officer. In that capacity, Rick was responsible for interviewing defendants found guilty of felony charges, then preparing an extensive judicial sentencing recommendation for his  team of assigned judges. This honed his writing and research skills immensely.
Rick took these acquired skills and applied them to a booming mortgage banking market. By substituting rap sheets for credit reports, Rick quickly became the 'Dean of Mortgage Banking' in Northern California, successfully convincing mortgage underwriters to 'sentence' his clients to thirty years of financial restitution.  Rick constantly drives himself to improve his writing skills.

He was one of the first to attend Robert McKee's three day seminar on 'Story' during the waning days of the Twentieth Century.  Rick recalls with great fondness the four day Screenwriting EXPO 5 he attended in Los Angeles back in 2006, scurrying between screenwriting classes taught by the likes of Ken Rotcop, Blake Snyder, Karl Iglesias, Michael Hauge, Syd Field, Dave Trottier, Pilar Alessandra, and Richard Walter.

Rick's avocation is the preservation and digitization of vintage films, volunteering his skills to non-profit historical associations throughout Northern California. Toward that goal, Rick's preservation of more than six hours of footage taken by passengers aboard the SS Malolo while on the first leisure cruise of the Pacific in 1929 led him to produce a feature documentary about the voyage billed as "The Millionaires Cruise of 1929".

Rick's extensive knowledge of history propels his screenwriting talents toward biographical interests, as well as the exploration of forgotten moments in time. 

Awards

Coverfly All-time Overall Top 3% for
Why Goofy Hates Mickey
Nicholl Fellowship - Top 15% for
Why Goofy Hates Mickey
Austin Film Festival - Second-Rounder for
Why Goofy Hates Mickey
Coverfly All-time Overall Top 35% for
Hawaii Calls
Coverfly All-time Overall Top 35% for
The Bare Republic

Scripts By Rick

Why Goofy Hates Mickey
The Almost Entirely True Story about a down on his luck cartoonist who rebounds from being fired by a major studio. With an unlikely team of misfits, he builds a media empire based upon deception.
Feature Animation, Comedy, History For sale 109pp
Coverfly All-time Overall Top 3%
2 readers love this script
The Bare Republic
Exposing the anatomy of a titillating divorce trial from 1885 and why Associated Press placed it on their first list of the 'Top Ten International Stories' of the decade.
Feature Biography, Drama, History, Romance For sale 110pp
Coverfly All-time Overall Top 35%
1 reader loves this script
Hawaii Calls
In 1925, a US Navy seaplane becomes lost while attempting the first non-stop flight from California to Hawaii. When search parties declare them dead, the abandoned crew puts together a unique plan to rescue themselves.
Feature Adventure For sale 109pp
Coverfly All-time Overall Top 35%
Come Away With Me
A mother and son find more on television than they anticipated .
Short Family Available for Free 2pp