Helen was born at an interesting time of the dissolution of the Soviet Union in a country that sang itself free. She always wanted to tell stories -- whether it was the plays she put on for her family, the poems she wrote, or the films she makes now.
Helen feels that this 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 sides of life.
In her work, Helen thinks it's 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 the best out in them, both in front and behind the camera.