Originally from Dublin and having studied in UCD, Helen moved to London where she now lives. She has worked as an assistant camerawoman for 15 years on many successful films such as The Hours, Sense and Sensibility, Notting Hill, Tomb Raider, Shanghai Knights and on many TV series including Sharpe and The Royle Family. Helen has written, produced and directed two short films which have gained screenings and awards internationally. Her long association and love for Kilmore Quay inspired her to write Razor Fish starring Brenda Fricker. Razor Fish received a screening at Cannes and many International Awards including an award for Best Original Short Drama and Best UK short film. Helen is currently writing a feature film script. She has attended several courses given by some of the best American screenwriting consultants including Dara Marks and John Truby. These courses have given Helen an indispensable guide to writing screenplays from structure to plot to narrative.