Hailed as an ‘exciting future voice in cinema’ at the 53rd New York Film Festival, Helen’s debut film ‘How to be a Villain’ became a favourite of critics and audiences winning a number of awards, including ‘Best Director’ at the Oscar-qualifying Bermuda International Film Festival and The Forry Ackerman Award for ‘Imagination in Film’ at the inaugural Silver Scream Film Festival

Mirette’, her loving adaptation of the Caldecott Medal winning children’s book, premiered at The TriBeCa Film Festival to remarkable press, enjoyed an unprecedented indie theatrical run in London, won hearts at film festivals across the world and was shortlisted for a BAFTA™.

With her unique talent for magical realism: creating original worlds filled with humour and pacing for good storytelling, Helen is currently deep in development with 3 unique feature films, including a feature adaptation of Mirette which she has co-written with best-selling children’s author Piers Torday.

In the meantime, Helen originated and directed a TV travel show format with UK comedy legend, Vic Reeves, shot in Japan; worked as screenwriter for Rick McCullum (Star Wars, Young Indiana Jones) on a top secret feature project, and has adapted a New York Times Bestselling children’s book into a live action special.