About Hellin Kay is a photographer and director, with many years spent creating content and creative campaigns for clients and brands across the world. After emigrating from the Soviet Union to Baltimore Maryland as a kid Hellin picked up her first camera at the age of 14 and has been telling stories with it ever since. Growing up on the East Coast in the late 80’s she was heavily influenced by punk music, art and politics and shortly after high school started studying at Bard College in New York, where she earned her BA & MFA in film, while writing and directing six short films. In 2017 she wrote, directed and produced the film Anatomy, which screened at New Filmmakers New York. Her documentary shorts "Borscht" and "Barry Paul," along with narratives shorts, "Every Woman Was Once A Little Girl With Dreams" and "Was Once A Girl" were all screened and honored at multiple US film festivals. The film "Every Woman Was Once A Little Girl with Dreams" (with a cameo from music legend Ian MacKaye) was selected by Miranda July for the first Miss Moviola Project. She wrote, directed and produced "Was Once A Girl" on location in Moscow Russia, which screened at the IFFM in New York and was written up as a “One To Watch” by Amy Taubin in the Village Voice and Mary Glucksman in Filmmaker Magazine and then won Best Short at the San Diego Film Festival. In between, Hellin has photographed and directed numerous music videos, branded content, and advertising for Adidas, The Parrot Company, Anthropologie, Elie Tahari, Joe’s Jeans, Club Monaco, and Tarte Cosmetics, while also working as a photographer and content creator for editorial clients including i-D, Nylon, Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Glamour and many others in New York, Los Angeles, Paris and Moscow. She is an avid road tripper, music lover, and film fanatic. She treats her clients the way she sees the world, with laughter and light. She is currently working on two features and a pilot in development.