Helen Takkin

Helen Takkin was born at an interesting time of the dissolution of the Soviet Union, in a country that sang itself free. She has always wanted to tell stories - being it the plays she put on for her family or the poems she wrote or the films she makes now. She feels that defines her. Because she believes that a good story can save one's soul from loneliness at a time of desperation or give one a push to open their eyes and see the bright side of life.

In her work, she thinks it is important to find a good balance between controlling every detail and letting things run its course. She also believes in people and always wants to bring out the best in them both in front and behind the camera.

She also likes to collect things and construct things both tangible and conceptual. Her favorite animal is tied between a fox, a giraffe and a cow. Her free time passions include cooking, photography, books, board games and karaoke.

Mike Ambs

PO BOX 3464, Running Springs, CA 92382

I love to film things, tell stories, and read on the subway. I'm pretty sure blue whales are my power animal.