Helena Hilario is an award-winning Brazilian storyteller, writer, and producer. She believes in the power of art to transform lives. She is passionate about animation, and her main professional goal is to keep telling compelling stories through animation.

Helena’s career in the entertainment industry extends over 16 years, and with UMBRELLA’s animated short, she made her directorial debut. The film has impacted viewers all across the world, winning accolades at film festivals and qualifying for the Academy Awards. Her creative studio, Stratostorm, with offices in Sao Paulo and Los Angeles was formed with her husband, Mario Pece, and she is the co-founder and executive producer.