1. Transmutation is a feature documentary film about uprooting the experience of normality.


    Production: AURORA-LAB
    Title: TRANSMUTATION - Feature Documentary Film Trailer - (2016)
    Writer & Narrator: Neil Kramer
    Director: Niles Heckman
    Cinematography: R. Matt Smith, Andrew Bradford, Niles Heckman
    Music: Judy Vernon "Protocol"


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  2. Volume IV in a series of experimental art films of people talking about consciousness. Voices arranged in no particular order. It's not in the interests of big business, big government, big religion, big science, or your ego for you to hear this.

    Volume I -
    Volume II -
    Volume III -

    Production: AURORA-LAB
    Title: MONOLOGUES ON CONSCIOUSNESS volume IV - experimental art film (2014)
    Featuring: Manly P Hall, Joseph Campbell, Barbara Marciniak, P.D. Ouspensky, Mark Passio, David Lynch, Natasha Leggero, Mary Rodwell, Michael C. Ruppert, Bill Hicks, Santos Bonacci, Hal Lucius Nation, Helena Blavatsky, Bruce Lipton, Paul Tisdell, Timothy Leary, Josephine McCarthy, David Lean, Rak Razam, Paul Clark, Walter Cruttenden, Lenon Honor, Danny Wilton, Jiddu Krishnamurti, William Henry, Dan Dannett, Ervin Laszlo, David Icke, Peter Joseph, Ron Rege Jr., Shonagh Home, Terence McKenna, Neil Kramer, Daniell Pinchbeck, Paul Weston, Graham Handcock, and Max Igan

    Creator: Niles Heckman

    Distribution: Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike


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  3. Collection of directing work beginning in 2010:

    All work done independently through our production company Aurora-Lab:

    Music: Wes Willenbring - The Anti-Social Aesthetic


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  4. Allegorical style pitch for a feature screenplay currently titled "Luminous". A story about a young female photographer who follows her authentic path through a life-changing trip in Asia with a group of expatriate street photographers.

    Bio submission for the 2014 Project Greenlight competition:

    Production: AURORA-LAB
    Title: THE TALENT OF OBSERVATION - feature pitch (2014)
    Director / DP: Niles Heckman
    Sky Photographer: Renee Paulette
    Male Street Photographer 1: Tiago Felizardo
    Male Street Photographer 2: Michael Galante
    Female Street Photographer: Jess Dela Merced
    Male Street Photographer 3: Niles Heckman
    Sound Mix: Andrew Duncan
    Score: Keith Kenniff - Glow
    Special Thanks: Jackie Heckman
    Inspired by: Neil Kramer


    Copywrite 2014 AURORA-LAB, All Rights Reserved

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  5. A very short story about love, separation, and having to say goodbye.

    Voice Over -
    Teaser Trailer -
    Poster -
    Shot Breakdowns -
    Pitch -
    IMDB -

    Production: AURORA-LAB - / Vimeo Channel -
    Title: AURORAS - short film / concept test (2014)
    Writer / Director: Niles Heckman
    Occupant / Loved One: Jess Dela Merced
    Executive Producers: Seayoon Jeong, Laide Agunbiade, Jackie Dela Merced
    2nd Unit Director: Bastiaan Koch
    Director of Photography: Niles Heckman
    Editor: Jack Linemennosh
    Original Score: Dan Haigh & Alex Westaway (GUNSHIP) with Audrey Riley -
    Sound Design: Andrew Duncan
    Launce Voice: Mana Nagae
    Co-Producer: Sarah Cave
    Associate Producers: Bruce Woodside, Brian Goodwin, Nate Pantumsinchai, Quanrico Gibson
    Art Directors: Bastiaan Koch -, Marco Iozzi -
    Gaffer: Marc-Antoine Serou
    Visual Effects: AURORA-LAB / Marauder Film / Studio-G Productions
    Animation Director: Rick Glenn
    Matte Painters: Marco Iozzi, Dark Hoffman
    Costume: Vanessa Mi-Kyung Lee
    Makeup: Davee Troublefield
    Benefactors: Mickael Coedel, Brad Heckman, Zack Chandler, Rick Glenn, Michael Laine, Chris Gluck, David Ogden, Eric Merrill, Albert Michael, Ken Chida, Maria Dela Merced, Laszlo Papp, Filip Uvalic
    Consultants: Daisuke Nagae, Rick Glenn, Vernon Wilbert

    Special Thanks: Daisuke Nagae, Matt Smith, Vernon Wilbert, Bumpin Shrimp, Ken Chida, Stephen Kuo, Tu Le, Todd Brown, Paul Chitescu, Carl Kaphan, Shelagh Rowan-Legg, Howard Darling, Kis-Szabó Márk, Stephen Price, Norman Burg, Sue Burg, Lynn Caffrey, Matt Keebler, Jason Cooper, Jeffery Lamar, Ned Wilson, Maxamillian John, Ryan Geist Bozajian, Nick Nicotera, Nick Dawkins, Chris Kunferman, Shirley Dawkins, Ken Jones, Nick Epstein, Ruth Mersmann, Phillip Hua, Michael Bell, Paula Poulten, Dan Kenyon, Jonathan Harman, Jamee Houk, Allison Powell, Stephan Vladimir Bugaj, Grzegorz Jonkajtys, Ted Semon, Aleksandar Belovski, Anne Hamilton, Lukasz Przyborowski, Pascal Fuerst, Anthony Miller, Jack Bond, Marie Davis, Bryan Roach, Dave Alsybury, Margret Soden, Larry Soden, James M Nichols, Giles Rafol, Peter Sidoriak, Haarm-Pieter Duiker, Shell Graves, Jeff Heusser, Gregory G. Geiger, Tricia Ennis, Charles M Kersey, Foli Ayivoh, Tihomir Mateev, Filip Uvalic, Milene Tilghman, Leo Zhang,

    Copywrite 2014 AURORA-LAB, All Rights Reserved

    Budget: Approximately $12,000


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