Hey, I'm Hel!

Seattle, Washington

I'm an Eritrean-American filmmaker who is dedicated to telling stories (and supporting projects) that center working class women and others who far too often fall outside the margins of the big and small screens.

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Last Night of Normal

Seattle Short
Drama, Family

A young woman struggles to discover what truly matters to her after receiving a terminal diagnosis.

118%

This project got the green light!

A Queen For The People

New York Feature
Documentary, LGBTQ

Bob the Drag Queen's career is on the rise. Where the hell she off to next?

104%

This project got the green light!

THE NOISE MADE BY PEOPLE

Seattle Short
Drama, LGBTQ

When you have been silenced, all you hear is noise.

102%

This project got the green light!

Bones

Nashville Short
Drama, Mystery

A battered girl must journey through a dark and violent world to discover the truth behind why her boyfriend mysteriously vanished

85%

This project got the green light!

ACID TEST (short film)

Houston Short
Drama, Family

A short film about dropping acid and going home to your parents! Trip alongside Jenny as her concert night turns into family absurdity.

89%

This project got the green light!

Ordinary Women

San Francisco Series
Animation, History

Feminist Frequency's new video series about defying stereotypes, challenging the status quo, and being extraordinary.

103%

This project got the green light!

The Long Haul

Seattle Feature
Comedy, Documentary

Magic Mike meets The Full Monty in a documentary featuring six "Average Joes"

113%

This project got the green light!

Some Girls' Mothers

Short
Drama

Uninspired by her own mother’s taste in music, ten year old Grace sneaks records from her friend's mom’s collection.

84%

This project got the green light!

9 Years Without You

Short
Drama

A Cornish mother and her transgendered female-to-male son reunite after 9 years when a very close family member passes away.

111%

This project got the green light!

This Is Happening

Feature
Comedy

YES! WE'VE HIT OUR INITIAL TARGET. BUT EVERY DOLLAR BEYOND 100% MEANS MORE CITIES AND MORE AWARENESS FOR THIS IS HAPPENING. PLEASE CONTINUE

135%

This project got the green light!

Keep the Change

Feature
Romantic Comedy

A young man struggling to hide his autism falls in love with a young woman who challenges his desire to appear ‘normal’.

106%

This project got the green light!

BRIDES TO BE

Seattle Feature
LGBTQ, Thriller

The night before their wedding, two women battle sinister forces to save themselves, and each other.

112%

This project got the green light!

Ghost Light

New York Series
Comedy

Those that work backstage should never be seen or heard. . . until now.

40%

This project got the green light!

Money & Violence Season 2

Brooklyn Series
Crime, Drama

Money & Violence is an in-depth look at the line where survival meets responsibility.

90%

This project got the green light!

MER

Brooklyn Short
Experimental, LGBTQ

FIND YOUR TRU $ELF! LUV YOUR BOD-DEE! SEA THE LITE!

101%

This project got the green light!

See You On the Other Side

Seattle Short
Romance, Sci-Fi

Love is a superpower.

111%

This project got the green light!

After Ever After

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Experimental

When is it too late to save a marriage that's been slowly bleeding to death for years?

28%

This project got the green light!

Of Dust and Bones

Santa Monica Feature
Drama

A desert recluse is visited by her dead husband's best friend, who arrives with an unsettling agenda.

88%

This project got the green light!

The End of the Road

Vancouver Feature
Documentary

"They wanted to be part of the 'back to the land', 'flower child' movement, eh. They had no clue. These were city kids.”

98%

This project got the green light!

Section II

Company
Film-related Business, LGBTQ

Netflix for Lesbians.

80%

This project got the green light!

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