David Helling

CWVFF Speaker2020

David Helling grew up in Southern Louisiana, but spent the bulk of his teens in Texas. Upon graduating high school, David shipped to California for a five-year-stint in the United States Marine Corps-- a commitment which eventually took him to the sands of Al-Anbar Province in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. There in a combat zone near the edge of ancient Babylon, another battle was raging in David himself-- a war within that ultimately drove to the Bible. The result was a transformed heart, sincere faith and a burning desire to tell others of those Biblical accounts. Since then, David has made it his life’s mission to bring scripture’s truth from the page to the screen. This endeavor has resulted in many short films and scripts,  garnering numerous awards, accolades and international attention-- all which now culminate in his debut feature film, His Only Son.