Helena Brooks

Directors, Writers

Helena Brooks is an Australian based director hailing originally from New Zealand. Brooks recently directed the STAN crime-comedy POPULATION 11 starring Ben Feldman for Lionsgate/Jungle and was set-up director on the CBS Studios/ABC comedy, GOLD DIGGERS. Brooks was nominated for the Best Direction in a TV Comedy Series at the 2023 Australian Director’s Guild Awards for her work on GOLD DIGGERS and the program has been nominated for the 2024 AACTA Best Narrative Comedy Series Award.

She directed Celeste Barber’s WELLMANIA for Netflix, Rose Matafeo’s FUNNY GIRLS, DRUNK HISTORY: AUSTRALIA and co-wrote and directed Palme d’Or nominated short film NOTHING SPECIAL.

Dramas include set-up director for THE BAD SEED, reviewed as the best New Zealand noir since TOP OF THE LAKE, Sundance NOW’s THE GULF, THE BROKENWOOD MYSTERIES and ABC’s THE MESSENGER.

She holds a B.A in Film & Philosophy, an M.A in Screenwriting & Directing, studied Directing Actors with Judith Weston & Miranda Harcourt and British Film Institute masterclasses with Ridley Scott, Charlie Kaufman, and Jean-Pierre Jeunet in London while being signed by Ridley Scott Associates.

View Helena’s work on her website.