Helen Tootsi

Dedicated Account Manager

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  • LocationUnited Kingdom

About me

 

Freelance writer with international account management experience currently based in London, UK. Willing to re-locate and always looking for the next creative challenge. Strong international film and television background and experience. Secret tech geek.

Skills

 

  • Advertising
  • Events
  • Film
  • Marketing PR
  • TV
  • Visual Arts
  • Design
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word

Work history

Currently

Dedicated Lifestyle Manager

Quintessentially Lifestyle

Apr 2010
  • • Manage members' lives day to day from booking travel, restaurants, entertainment, events and diary management. • Highly experienced at looking after high net worth members and VIPs in a fast pace work environment. • Building relationships with variety of suppliers • Key skills: extensive organisation, communication, negotiation, initiative, proactivity. • Responsible for the renewal of memberships achieved successfully through building and maintaining relationships • Highly experienced using the Company’s global CRM system • Excellent understanding of luxury language, environment and principles • Budgeting, scheduling and managing travel, business or leisure itineraries

Currently

Co-owner & Director

Mustfilm

Feb 2009
  • Small production company based in Tallinn, Estonia. One of the co-owners. Mainly worked as a freelance director and casting agent for TV adds.

Currently

Writer

Dead Curious

Mar 2012
  • Dead Curious champions the undiscovered and original: people, concerts, gigs, plays, films, festivals, books, cities, beaches, galleries, restaurants, fashion, and independent music. It captures and collects niche and local perspectives on a daily basis from around the world, mixing it up with humour and reflections from their hand-picked contributors.

Currently

Freelance Writer

Ajakirjade Kirjastus

Sep 2012
  • Anne & Stiil is a magazine for modern socially active women. Occasional column or a portrait piece of well-known individuals.

2013

Production Assistant

The Crimson Guard

Mar 2013 - Mar 2013
  • 2nd place winner at the 2013 Sci-Fi London 48 Hour Film Challenge by a jury consisting of Guillermo Del Toro and Benedict Cumberbatch. *Written, shot, edited and scored in less than 48 hours. CHALLENGE: We were given a random title ("FALLING APART"), a random line of dialogue ("Fame is fleeting, baby, but legends live forever") and a random prop/action (A mug of steaming liquid - a character sniffs the hot liquid and pours it away), and then we had 48 hours to write a script with those elements, shoot it, edit it, grade it, score it, sound design it, export it and deliver it in person at the London BFI.

2009

Set Runner

Kordes Film GMBH CO

May 2009 - Aug 2009
  • POLL D 2009/10 D: Chris Kraus W: Chris Kraus In Coproduction with DOR Film, Amrion, SWR, BR, arte, Degeto and ORF Film/Fernsehabkommen Awards: Rome Film Fest 2010 – Politeama Catanzaro Award, Special Jury Prize (to the director) Bambi 2011 – Best Actress Bavarian Film Award 2011 – Best Production Design, Best Actor, Best Young Actress German Film Awards 2011 – Best Performance by an Actor in Supporting Role, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design German Film Critics Association Awards 2012 – Best Cinematography Motion picture, Drama, 35mm, ca. 120 min.

2009

Varies Based on Project & Mainly Prod. Coordinator OR Director

Ruut

Feb 2007 - Mar 2009
  • Projects: Feb - June 2007 | Estonian Idol, TV, Estonia Reporter, researcher Tasks: ? preparation/ scheduling and research of on-set shooting days ? preparation of all the interviews ? news bulleting for TV3 news (full package: from research to editing) ? weekly script development on relevant events in the show ? off-line editing for each episode in Avid Feb - June 2008 | Estonian Idol, TV, Estonia Reporter, 2nd unit director (rehearsal clips, national news bulletin) Tasks: ? Preparation/scheduling and research of on-set shooting days ? preparation of all the interviews ? news bulleting for TV3 news (full package: from research to editing) ? weekly script development on relevant events in the show ? off-line editing for each episode in Avid Sept - Dec 2008 | Just the Two of Us, TV, talent show, Estonia Production coordinator, 2nd unit director Tasks: ? Preparation/scheduling and research of on-set shooting days ? preparation of all the interviews ? weekly script development on relevant events in the show ? off-line editing for each episode in Avid March 2009 | Hole in The Wall, TV, game show, Estonia production coordinator, 1st technical director Tasks: ? Preparation/scheduling and research of on-set shooting days ? weekly script development coordinating and scheduling celebrity guest appearances in the show 1st technical director during the shooting days

2009

Director

Estonian National Broadcast Network

Mar 2007 - Jan 2009
  • April 2007 | The Big Film Night, TV, marathon film event, Estonia Director / production coordinator Estonian Public Broadcasting’s “ETV´s Big Film Night” is 5 hour long program which shows selected film students work made in previous year in Estonia. The program includes comments of the young directors. This is considered to be one of the stepping stones for young Estonian film directors. Tasks: ? Scripting, budgeting and coordinating the work of creative team ? researching the subjects to interview ? Overseeing the flow of editorial Dec 2008 - Jan 2009 | Know Your Europe, TV, game show, Estonia 1st technical director Tasks: support director in ";live" mode shooting at a studio support with scripting

2008

Director, Off-line Editor and Line Producer

Birds of Paradise Animation

Jul 2008 - Jul 2008
  • Freedom Parade (TV, 24 min) Estonia Tasks: scripting ? preparation/ scheduling and research of on-set shooting days ? preparation of all the interviews ? off-line editing in Avid

2007

Various & Mainly Director

BEC Group

Aug 2007 - Dec 2007
  • Sept 2006 - June 2007 | Terevisioon, TV, weekly cinema comment section in daily morning show Director Tasks: preparations and scripting the on-site shoots preparation of interviews and promotional materials on new film releases off-line editing in Avid research on new film releases Sept - Dec 2007 | Strictly Come Dancing, TV, Estonia video director (rehearsal clips, main show ident: Tasks: ? preparation, scripting and research of on-set shooting days ? preparation of all the interviews ? weekly script development on relevant events in the show ? off-line editing for each episode in Final Cut Pro concept and directing of the show's main ident for dancers

2007

Producer

Elamustuudio OU

Nov 2006 - Jun 2007
  • Nov - Dec 2006 | The Zombie Wizard, experimental short film cooperation with Nokia, Estonia producer Tasks: preparations and management of the budget and daily shoots putting together a crew for the project pitching of the ideas to the client overseeing editing process and post production preparation of the media package ready for launch during Black Nights Film Festival July 2007 | Tanel Padar & The Sun music vide for "Mida sa teed", music video, Estonia line producer Tasks: preparations and management of the budget and daily shoots putting together a crew for the project overseeing editing process and post production preparation of the media package

2005

Assistant

MTU Poff

Dec 2005 - Dec 2005
  • Black Nights Film Festival, producers panel Baltic Event, Estonia Baltic Event Org. assistant/ diary management and scheduling of Producers Panel

2005

Production Trainee

Solar Films

Jul 2005 - Sep 2005
  • The Biggest Loser, TV, reality show, Helsinki, Finland Assisting the line producer in daily shoot scheduling, coordination of the team, participants logistics and daily diary management on location.

Education

2012

Television History and Practice

Birkbeck, University of London

Sep 2011 - Sep 2012
  • MA in Television History and Practice focusing on the rise f terrestrial TV channels and the wave HBO created in the market. In depth studies in quality TV drama. Side majoring in international film festivals.

2006

Film Video (television and Film Directing

Tallinn University

Aug 2003 - May 2006
  • side majoring in Directing in Advertising