Helen Yeates has been a film and television teacher and researcher at Queensland University of Technology for many years in which she has actively participated and nurtured screen culture and screen production. Currently an Adjunct Professor in film, screen and animation, Helen is a long-standing member of the Brisbane International Film Festival Program Advisory Panel and founded the Queensland New Filmmakers Awards.
As a filmmaker, she has produced several award-winning short films. Helen enjoys pushing boundaries, both in creative practice and in the disruptive application of theory. She has also mentored many filmmakers nationally and internationally, acting as a consultant in relation to ideas development, script editing, exhibition and community-based transmedia communication activism. She won a Creative Industries Dean’s award for outstanding postgraduate supervision of multi-disciplinary creative practitioners. In 2011 Helen received a special lifetime award at the Village Roadshow Studios 25th Queensland New Filmmakers Awards for dedicated service to the film industry.
Helen’s experimental video montage Do Look Now premiered in April 2012 at One Night Stand, a collaborative moving image installation for the Queensland Photography Festival. She also produced and directed a short documentary about this installation called Reflections on Do Look Now. Do Look Now subsequently screened in the Forbidden Pleasures section of the 2012 Brisbane International Film Festival. See a published piece about this production HERE.
Other productions and related outputs include:
- Shattered Dreams (co-producer with Wendy Rogers)
- ’82 With a Bullet (producer)
Photo by Louis Lim. Do Look Now in the exhibition One Night Stand, held at Through the Looking Glass Studios as part of Queensland Festival for Photography 2012.
Yeates, Helen L. (2013) Do Look Now: re-imagining and re-purposing audiovisual creative practice. Ejournalist, 13(1), pp. 70-84.
Yeates, Helen L., McVeigh, Kathryn Margaret, & Van Hemert, Tess (2011) From ethnocentrism to transculturalism :a film studies pedagogical journey. Cultural Studies Review, 17(2), pp. 71-99.
Yeates, Helen L. & Carson, Susan J. (2009) Bend and stretch : pedagogical callisthenics in creative practice honours. Text : Journal of Writing and Writing Courses, 6(October Special Issue Number 6), pp. 1-13.
Yeates, Helen L. (2009) Embedded engagements : the challenge of creative practice research to the humanities. The International Journal of the Humanities, 7(1), pp. 139-147.
Yeates, Helen (2001) Ageing Masculinity in NYPD Blue: A Spectacle of Incontinence, Impotence, and Mortality. Canadian Review of American Studies, pp. 47-56.
Yeates, Helen L. (1998) A shameful spectacle. Peace Review: A journal of Social Justice, 10(4), pp. 553-557.
Yeates, Helen L. (1995) The league of men : masculinity, the media and rugby league football. Media Information Australia, 75, pp. 35-45.