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 put on for her family, or the poems she wrote, or the films she makes now.
She feels that this is what defines her. She believes that a good story can save your soul from loneliness, at a time of desperation or push you to open your 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 its course. She also believes in people and always wants to bring out the best in them, both in front and behind the camera.