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Born to an Indonesian father and a Polish mother, Soma Helmi hails from Bali and directed all 20 episodes of Season 3 of Snapchat‘s original series The Dead Girls Detective Agency. The series is produced by Keshet Media and Insurrection Media.
She frequently works with Catherine Hardwicke as a creative consultant. Soma worked with Ms. Hardwicke on her feature Miss Bala (2019) for Columbia Pictures and Misher Films, as a script coordinator on Hardwicke’s short film Life Sentence for Quibi, and as a creative assistant on her upcoming Quibi Series Don’t Look Deeper. Soma’s short film In Case of Emergency was also recently selected as one of the top 10 entries in Amazon’s 2019 New Voices Film Festival.
Soma began her career working as an Art Director for J. Walter Thompson in Jakarta, where her clients were Unilever and Pfizer. She would go on to direct commercial spots for Google, Klondike, Nike, Chevrolet, and Campbell’s.
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