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Helen is a filmmaker based in Nyack, NY.


Her work focuses on women at critical moments in their lives - when they have to face uncomfortable truths about themselves and their futures, or have to make a difficult decision. She has made three short films: two of us, Nepo Baby, and Olive & Lynn.

Select Credits: Directors' Asst. on Season 2 of Severance (Apple TV+) and Somebody Somewhere (HBO); before working in TV/Film, Helen worked for years in the theater with Alex Timbers, Zoe Kazan, Michael Friedman, Lila Neugebauer, Jeanine Tesori, Anne Kauffman, Adrienne Campbell-Holt, Jenny Koons, and the Blue Man Group / on productions at Ars Nova, Clubbed Thumb, LCT3, City Center,

WP Theater, The Public/Shakespeare in the Park, and The Bushwick Starr.

Helen grew up in NYC, and graduated with honors from Wesleyan in 2016, where she studied Theater and Religion (and wrote a thesis about the moon!). 


Photo by Aaron Ardisson

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