Helen was born at an interesting time of the dissolution of the Soviet Union, in a country that sang itself free. She has always wanted to tell stories - being it the plays she but on for her family or the poems she wrote or the films she makes now. She feels that defines her. Because she believes that a good story can save ones soul from loneliness at a time of desperation or give one a push to open their eyes and see the bright side of life. In her work she thinks it is important to find a good balance between controlling every detail and letting things run it’s course. She also believes in people and always wants to bring out the best in them both in front and behind the camera. Helen has not won any awards yet but she feels that this is a positive thing because it makes her even more motivated to create good work so she would eventually win some. She also likes to collect things and construct things both tangible and conceptual. Her favourite animal is tied between a fox, a giraffe and a cow. Her free time passions include cooking, photography, books, boardgames and karaoke.