Helen Hood Scheer is a documentary filmmaker, freelance producer and assistant professor at California State University Long Beach, where she spearheads the Creative Nonfiction program. Documentaries that Helen has directed/produced/shot/edited have screened at over 100 festivals and museums including Hot Docs, Full Frame, True/False, Los Angeles Film Festival and the National Gallery of Art; she has also produced documentaries for other directors, which have been broadcast on HBO, PBS, A&E and National Geographic Television. She made her directorial debut with "JUMP!"; it was acquired by Showtime, broadcast nearly 250 times and optioned for fictionalization. Her documentary short "The Apothecary" won the gold medal Student Academy Award. Both "JUMP!" and "The Apothecary" were selected by the U.S. Department of State as part of the American Film Showcase, a film diplomacy program that travels to American embassies worldwide. Recently, Helen served as Archival Producer for "In Country" and Consulting Producer on "Landfill Harmonic", "How to Have an American Baby" (in progress), and "For Mad Men Only" (in progress). Currently, Helen is producing "Body Parts" (directed by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan), a Sundance supported essayist documentary feature about female nudity in mainstream film and television. Helen earned a BA with highest honors in American Studies and a minor in History from UC Santa Cruz and a M.F.A. in Documentary Film and Video from Stanford University.