Director Helen Kilbride grew up in Liverpool, and is from a working-class family. Having taught media at inner city colleges and universities for 14 years Helen gained a Master's with distinction in Film at the University of Staffordshire. Helen primarily works with film exploring issues of class, gender, sexuality, archive, activism and queer ecology. Helen is a national and international award winning director. Looking for Barbara was nominated for Best of British Iris Prize and is currently being streamed on All4 and was broadcast on Chanel 4 in November 2022. Her premiere of Looking for Barbara featured in the Hearts and Crafts category at Fringe! Queer Film and Arts Festival, London in 2021. Looking for Barbara won best short at Some Prefer Cake International Film Festival, Bologna Italy, 2022 and won runner up in the Best Experimental film category at the Women Over 50 Film Festival. Looking for Barbara won Best Experimental Film at Brighton Rocks International Film Festival, 2022.