Born in Bali to an Indonesian father and Polish mother, Soma Helmi grew up somewhere between Indonesia, Australia, and the US. Soma decided to pursue filmmaking after many years as an Art Director at J. Walter Thompson and freelance photographic producer.
Soma is credited as co-director on the ground breaking film ‘Life in a Day’ directed by Academy Award winning Director Kevin Macdonald and produced by Ridley Scott and YouTube. Her short films have now been screened at film festivals around the world including Sundance Film Festival, Outfest, Phoenix Comicon, Anchorage Film Festival, WOW Film Festival, and BALINALE Film Festival. She has also received recognition for her commercial work for brands such as Unilever, Campbell’s, Chevrolet, Klondike, Nike and Getty Images.
Soma currently lives in Los Angeles where she pursues her love of filmmaking and photography.