About Hellin Kay is an award winning 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 Kay picked up her first camera at the age of 14, and hasn’t put it down 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 (and paid for on her own with multiple scholarships and student loans) 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 NY. Her films, Borscht (1992) Barry Paul (1993) Every Woman Was Once A Little Girl With Dreams (1995) and Was Once A Girl (1998) were all screened and honored at multiple US film festivals. Her 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. In 1997 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 1998 San Diego Film Festival. In between, Hellin has directed numerous music videos (Rose McGowan, Taryn Manning), 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.