About Hellin Kay is a photographer and director, with years spent creating content and creative campaigns around 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. 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 2017 she wrote, directed and produced the film Anatomy, which screened at New Filmmakers New York. She is currently working on two features and a pilot in development. In between, Hellin has worked as a Fashion and Creative Director for Vogue Russia, Elle Russia, Spoon Paris and Harpers Bazaar Russia and has photographed and directed numerous music videos, branded content, and advertising for a long list of brands including Adidas, The Parrot Company, Anthropologie, Elie Tahari, Joe’s Jeans, Club Monaco, and Tarte Cosmetics. At the same time she has continued to work as a photographer and content creator in the editorial world for i-D, Nylon, The Last Magazine, The Fader, Glamour, Women's Wear Daily and many others. When she was 19 she spent six months living without running water in a trailer while working with the American Indian Movement, defending the Dann Sisters' private Western Shoshone territory in Crescent Valley Nevada against the Bureau of Land Management's attempts to steal their land. She is an avid road tripper, music lover, and film fanatic and treats her clients the way she sees the world, with laughter and light.