Hi I’m Helen

As well as being an independent filmmaker, I have more than twenty years of experience supporting people to make their own films. So I’m well-placed to help you create your own media. The participatory techniques I use give you control over the whole process, supporting you towards a final product that tells your story in your own way. What’s more, having lived and worked in a low impact environment for close to 20 years, I understand the kind of world you are working to manifest, and can help you get your message across. In accordance with the demands of a slower life on a finite planet, I’ve mostly stopped travelling, but modern technology still makes it possible for us to collaborate!

Create your own Film or Video

In recent years, it has become harder and harder to consume mainstream media without feeling despair. The truth is that many people, like you, are working hard to make change. And you are being successful. Finding solutions. Discovering ways of being that, far from doing harm, are actually regenerating earth, forests, rivers and seas, designing new systems so that we might move forward in harmony with the earth and with each other. I think these are much better stories to tell. Don’t you?

Whether you need a crowdfund film, a promotional video, or something to keep your community informed, I can tailor the training and support for your needs and budget. I’ll take you through how to plan, collect footage and store your images safely. Show you what works and why. When it comes to editing your film, together, we’ll create an affordable, supportive package to help make your film look professional. I can even support you with fundraising bids!

Free 15 minute online introduction call

Start your journey with a free, 15 minute video call to discuss your project. to schedule the time.

What people say about my work

Helen's films are beautifully crafted and reveal her ability to communicate with a diverse range of volunteer organisations and highlight the inspiring work that they do. I commend Helen on her work and her unique and down-to-earth artistic sensibility.
Michael van Vliet, Team Leader, Community Grants, City of Yarra, Melbourne.

That is bloody fantastic Helen! What a great representation of all the good things that happen here at Atherton Gardens! Thank you thank you thank you!
Foti Margiolakis, Manager, Fitzroy Renewal Project, Melbourne