Helen Bowden is one of Australia’s most prolific and highly awarded drama producers.
Her most recent production The Secrets She Keeps is based on the international best-seller by Michael Robotham, and stars Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey), Jessica de Gouw and Michael Dorman. It has sold to the BBC and Sundance Now, among numerous other major international territories. Its premiere on BBC1 was their highest Monday night launch of the year.
Other recent credits include: Lambs of God starring Ann Dowd, Essie Davis and Jessica Barden (which received a record-breaking 18 nominations and nine wins at the Australian Academy – AACTA – Awards); UK/Australian co-production Upright starring Tim Minchin; On the Ropes starring Keisha Castle Hughes; and Wake in Fright starring David Wenham.
Helen was a founder and the foundation Managing Director of Matchbox Pictures, which formed in 2008. The company enjoyed a spectacular rise and was sold to NBCUniversal in early 2014. In 2015 Helen formed Lingo Pictures with Jason Stephens (ex Fremantle). She is the Managing Director.