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Alec Helm

Director

Tool of NA

LOS ANGELES, USA // Alec Helm is a director, editor, and writer. He grew up in Waterville, Maine, surrounded by the trees, rivers, and lakes which would become one of his greatest inspirations.

Alec is asthmatic, and very allergic to cats.

In 2012, Alec spent a week in a tent in Haiti with creatives from DDB New York, directing his debut ad for the charity WATERisLIFE, which saw Haitians reading “first world problems” aloud. The ad went on to win three Cannes Lions, three Webbys, and garnered much attention in the both the press and his mom’s Facebook page.

Alec Helm cannot be around cats. He is allergic.

In Fall 2013, Alec signed with Tool of North America as a director. Also, The One Show presented Alec with an Emerging Directors award, which was nice. In 2014, Alec won a Gold Lion at Cannes for his short film “4 Year Old’s Bucket List.” He celebrated by splurging on a venti instead of his usual grande.

More recently, Alec has directed spots for Enterprise, Microsoft, Spotify, and Chevy. 

Alec is also allergic to horses, camels, and probably a bunch of other cool animals.