Helen Abdulai Koya
|Helen Koya Abdulai|
|Born||June 21, 1985
Walthamstow, London, England
Her training began at the The Brit School of Performing Arts in London, UK. Following those two years, in what was her first year of auditioning for a drama school, at the age of 18, she was offered a Scholarship at the famous drama school Italia Conti Academy on what was a very intense three years vocational training in acting.
Helen has recently finished filming the lead role of 'Lillian' in her full feature film debut Making the Band, which won several awards at the ‘Zanzibar National Film Festival’ and also was selected to play at the 2011 ‘Montreal International Black Film Festival’
Nicholas Kinsey a scriptwriter, an award-winning feature film director, a producer, an experienced director of photography and a feature film editor has recently worked with Helen on two of his major projects. The feature film ‘Fire Watch’ which will be released in 2012[dated info] and his TV pilot ‘Cottage in America’.
Since May 2011 she has been a member of the Carter Thor Studio under the guidance of her acting mentor Jock McDonald.
Montreal International Black Film Festival