About Us

Chiaro Films thrives as an independent film production company founded by Doug Helmick, a young filmmaker and artist. Chiaro Films is currently beginning production for Helmick's latest dark comedy film, "Delivery Day." The film follows a young couple who are in for a big surprise, while battling sexism and the crazed world around them.

Hello, my name is Doug Helmick and I am a 20-year-old independent filmmaker from the great city of Youngstown, Ohio. I am currently studying film at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. My love for film started when I was very young; around the age of eleven to be exact. My friends and I would make these funny home movies together with a cheap camcorder. We must have made over thirty short films. Once high school began, I continued this hobby, even though all my friends gave up on it. I started to make short films and entering them into contests. That’s when I realized that I wanted to do this for the rest of my life. I wanted to create films and bring my passion for art to the screen. My high school art teacher once told me, “you must do a job in life that you enjoy. When the day comes that I don’t enjoy my job anymore, then that’s the day I quit.” I took these words to heart and never looked back.

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"Delivery Day" May 2012!