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Helena Coan is a British director and writer, who works in both narrative and documentary.

Her first narrative short film KEEPSAKE premiered in 2018 at Underwire Film Festival, where it was nominated for a Screenwriting Award. Her micro-budget debut documentary feature CHASING PERFECT (2019), produced by Salon Pictures and distributed by Lionsgate, was released in both the UK and US to a positive reception, and was picked up by Netflix.


In November 2020, Helena's second feature documentary AUDREY, an intimate look at Audrey Hepburn's life, was released to critical acclaim across the world. It was produced by Salon Pictures and distributed worldwide by Universal Pictures.


Helena's third feature documentary, Amazon Original LIONESS, tells the story of boxer Nicola Adams, the first woman to win an Olympic gold medal in boxing, and the unjust world of women's boxing. It was released in November 2021.

Helena has just written, directed and produced a short dark comedy DEATH AND DOG WALKING, and has directed a short horror film BLOOD RITES for the BBC. She is now in development on her first feature narrative film with Salon Pictures and Lionsgate and is developing other original feature and documentary ideas.


Photo by Elena Cremona