June 2, 2010

Gregg Helvey receives the 2010 Modern-Day Abolitionist Award from CAST (Coalition Against Slavery and Trafficking) at the 2010 benefit held at the House of Blues in Hollywood. More information about CAST can be found at

May 2, 2010

‘Kavi’ takes top prize at USC competitionVariety

April 15, 2010

Kavi wins the Seymour Bricker Family Humanitarian Award and 2nd place at the 31st College Emmys

Read more in Variety- USC students lead college TV kudos


March 7, 2010
Kavi had the stars wearing blue at the 82nd Academy Awards

Oscar attendees like Blindside star Quinton Aaron, Lee Daniels, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and Oscar winners Bob Murawski & Chris Innes (Hurt Locker) and Joachim Back (The New Tenants) were among those wearing blue ribbons on Oscar night. Director Gregg Helvey distributed these ribbons on the red carpet on Sunday to raise awareness about modern-day slavery – the focus of his nominated short film, Kavi.

February 2, 2010

The nominations are in and Kavi is now going to the OSCARS!!! You can find the whole list of nominated films HERE

January 11, 2010

Take Part, Participant Media’s social activist branch, asked Gregg to write a guest blog for National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. You can read it HERE

December 4, 2009

Kavi IS SHORTLISTED FOR THE OSCARS! Read the article from the Hollywood Reporter

November 13, 2009

Gregg being interviewed at the SAIFF film festival in NYC where KAVI won the audience award:

(go to 4:20 to see Gregg)

October 29, 2009

Kavi wins the Jimmy Steward Memorial Crystal Heart Award at the Heartland Film Fest: Inside India Business and the Hollywood Reporter (Oct.18, 2009)

October 18, 2009

Kavi “one of the highlights of the festival” in Abu Dhabi says the Khaleej Times

October 12, 2009

The synopsis of “Kavi” on the University of Virginia Magazine in anticipation of the upcoming screening: Five Alumni Films at the 2009 Virginia Film Festival

September 23, 2009

Gregg being interviewed on the podcast, Spoiler Alert

September 2, 2009

Another fantastic review of Kavi by Rogue Cinema.

July 8, 2009

Socially responsible filmmaking trends: Massify Studio

July 7, 2009

An article featuring Gregg’s Student Academy Award® win on the USC School of Cinematic Art’s website

June 13, 2009

Kavi wins the Student Academy Award® Gold medal. Check out some fun photos from the evening!

Gary Oldman presents Gregg with the Gold Medal at the Student Academy Awards® and Gregg’s acceptance speech at the A.M.P.A.S.

View a clip of the film off the Oscar website

Associated Press story in Variety on the Student Academy Awards®

June 11, 2009

This is the first official review of KAVI. Unbelievable… my jaw dropped! Read it on The Film Talk.

There is also a follow up after the Gold Medal win from the Student Academy Awards®. The Film Talk (follow up)

April 27, 2009

Article in Variety on KAVI winning the Audience Award at the Indian Film Festival of LA.

April 26, 2009

Indie Express interview of Helvey on the red carpet at the Indian Film Festival of LA (forward to 7:13):

Indian Film Fest of LA Red Carpet 2009 from Indie Express on Vimeo.

April 19, 2009

Interview at Nashville Film Festival:

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