Hello, I'm Helena


I am an award winning film and theatre director based in Bristol- the city where I grew up. I trained on the Bristol Old Vic's 'Made in Bristol' scheme where I co-founded 'The Wardrobe Ensemble' - a theatre company commited to making devised, ensemble-based theatre. I have dedicated the past 10 years to making theatre for all ages with a particular focus on devised work and new writing.

My theatre directing credits include, Education Education, Education (Royal and Derngate, Trafalgar Studios), The Star Seekers (National Theatre) and Pippi Longstocking (Royal and Derngate).

I have also worked as dramaturg, associate and assistant director on various productions, including Witness for the Prosecution which has been running for over 3 years at London County Hall.

I am passionate about film as a visual medium and have made two short films off of my own back. My first short, KIN, is about 2 brothers growing up in the care system in Britain, it had its overseas premiere at Palm Springs International Film Festival and recently finished an extensive festival run, including Underwire and an out-of- competition screening at Encounters. My second short, MY MAMA, A MAN, a film about my mum and the drag king community, has just started its festival run and was an official selection for BFI Flare London LGBTIQ+ film festival. I have recently begun directing music videos, starting with a trio of films for singer/songwriter Sam Brookes which are currently in post production. 

I've worked with

royal and derngate
salisbury playhouse logo
wardrobe theatre

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