Helena Burgueño

Helena Burgueño

Creative & Project Associate

All my life I’ve loved “making stuff”. Growing up, a lot of the stuff I made was notoriously useless: wallets made from scraps of felt, a portrait of ‘Physically-Fit Santa’, a putt-putt golf course no one wanted to play. But there was joy in making them.

‘Making stuff’ took a new form for me while studying at Amherst College, where I majored in Film and Media Studies. After graduating in 2019 I went to HOLLYWOOD, and (very) slowly started making my way up the ladder: learning on the sets of music videos, commercials, and short films. And then a global pandemic hit, so I made my way home to Connecticut, where I created videos for nonprofits dedicated to social justice.

Finally, it seems, I can put my ‘making’ to good use. I can set up a camera, try to tell a story, and, if I’m lucky, share it with you. Because those small, hopeful steps towards a kinder world? There’s joy in making them too.