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Helen Panckhurst
Matchbox Pictures
Head of Production
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HELEN PANCKHURST (she/her) is a Matchbox Pictures founder and Head of Production for the company, supervising production of the entire Matchbox and Tony Ayres Productions (TAP) slates.

Recent Matchbox/TAP credits include long-form series Class Of ’07, Irreverent, Fires, Clickbait, Stateless, Hungry Ghosts, Safe Harbour, Secret City, Seven Types of Ambiguity, Wanted, Barracuda, Glitch, The Family Law, Deadline Gallipoli, the serial The Heights, feature film Ali’s Wedding, and children’s series Spooky Files, Turn Up the Volume, Mustangs F.C and Nowhere Boys.

Helen has produced and executive produced television drama, documentaries and feature films. She recently executive produced The Giants and FREEMAN with Laurence Billiet and Rachael Antony’s company General Strike, and counts both documentaries as personal passion projects. Other highlights include feature film Ali’s Wedding, ABC TV series Old School and The Straits, documentary feature Mrs Carey’s Concert, Blackfella Films’ First Australians, and Curtis Levy’s The Matilda Candidate.

Helen has a particular interest in working with colleagues and industry partners to strengthen sustainability in film and television.