"There’s something inexplicably hypnotic about the music of Sydney based singer-songwriter Heleina Zara. Her music is simultaneously gentle and powerful; with deft lyricism, stunningly sweet vocals, and catchy melodies that will stick with you for days. She takes a fresh-faced approach to pop music that captures the anxieties in teen and millennial hearts alike. Heleina Zara showcases her ability to transcend her personal experiences to create tracks that are relatably infectious." -Sarah Gillard (New Music Review 2019, Happy Mag)
- Winner POP Category, Voyager International Songwriting Competition 2020
-Overall Winner VISC 2020
-Semi-Finalist Unpublished Category (ISC 2020, Nashville, USA)
*WAIT (unpublished) - Winner Singer/Songwriter Category, Voyager International Songwriting Competition 2020
*FAKE - Semi-finalist 2020 Top 40 Category (ISC 2020, Nashville, USA)
*Quietly- Winner, Funky Kids Radio Global Song of the Year 2020
-Semi Finalist 2019 Best Performance and Best Music Video 2019
(ISC, Nashville, USA)
*Naive - Semi-Finalist 2019 Pop and Top 40 (ISC, Nashville, USA)
A Short by Heleina Zara 2020
The SCREEN ACTRESS
Heleina Zara starred in her very own first short film "Scarlet in the Wood", a psychedelic folktale she wrote, directed and music scored during the COVID 19 Pandemic lock down with her family in Regional Victoria. Her commitment and dedication to her craft is evident on her stellar feedbacks from acting mentors both in Australia and Los Angeles.
"If you were to look up talent in the dictionary there's a photo of Heleina. Right beside the description reads when passion and heart collide, they find the true power of talent” - Jessica Orcsik (American Arts Film & Television Academy - Los Angeles)
"Heleina is fantastic, I was laughing my ass off, totally believable..naturalistic, I am blown away"- Brett Ratner, Director (Rush Hour, Family, X-Men)
"Glad to be working with Heleina - so fricken talented!"- Matthew Barry, Casting Director (Good Guys, The Notebook, Rush Hour)
"From the moment she appeared on screen it was clear that she is a natural talent. Her deep sense of honesty and humanity on camera makes her very watchable and relatable"-Les Chantery, The Actors Station (Sydney)
WATCH latest showreels and first ever Short film Heleina has written, directed, produced and starred in!
DRAMATIC/THRILLER DEMO REEL
A HELEINA ZARA SHORT
A RED-HOODED GIRL FINDS HERSELF IN A PSYCHEDELIC FOLKTALE WITH THREE EERILY FAMILIAR STRANGERS.
Managed by Gilchrist Mgmt (Aus) and Brave Artist Mgmt (US)