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Helena Coan is a writer and director currently based in London. Helena started her career by working in a film archive library, as well as making short documentaries and films for art galleries and museums.


Helena’s first narrative short film KEEPSAKE premiered in 2018 at Underwire Film Festival, where it was nominated for a Screenwriting Award. Her debut documentary feature CHASING PERFECT, produced by Salon Pictures and distributed by Lionsgate, is now on Netflix.

Helena spent the last two years working on a feature documentary about Audrey Hepburn, with Salon Pictures and Universal. As part of this film Helena also collaborated with choreographer Wayne McGregor.


Helena is also a musician. Having previously been the front woman of band Dios Mio, Helena has now started a solo career, with her first single BAPTISE premiering on BBC Radio 1.


Helena is now directing a feature documentary about boxer Nicola Adams. She just directed her second short narrative film and is developing two further short films. She is also developing her first narrative feature film.


Photo credit: Simona Susnea