Helen Lawson

Freelance Director and Editor

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  • LocationUnited Kingdom

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About me

 

Helen Lawson is a London-based film-maker creating observational documentaries about the arts industries. Her work has been broadcast on Channel 4, ITV & MTV, and featured on homepages at MySpace, The Sun, The Telegraph & Amazon. In 2011 Helen was commissioned to direct, shoot and edit ‘A Summer Hamlet’, a feature-length documentary following Shakespeare’s Globe’s pan-European tour of Hamlet. ‘A Summer Hamlet’ has been selected for film festivals including: Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts; Isle of White Film Festival; Cornwall Film Festival; Shakespeare Film Festival; and the Fort Myers Film Festival, where the film won the Audience Favourite Award. Other clients include Jessie J, Jamie Cullum, Florence and the Machine, Billy Idol, Historic Royal Palaces, Hampstead Theatre, Restorative Justice Council, Island Records, the Royal Shakespeare Company and Somerset House.

Skills

 

  • Events
  • Film
  • Theatre
  • TV
  • Visual Arts
  • Music Videos
  • TV Film Commercial
  • Editing
  • Camera Operation
  • Directing
  • Digital Video
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Word
  • Shooting

Education

2015

BA Modern Languages

Oxford University

Mar 1997 - Mar 2015
  • First Class Degree in French and German

Awards

2014

Fort Myers Film Festival Audience Favourite Award

  • In 2011 Helen was commissioned to direct, shoot and edit