Helen Henshaw has produced, directed, and written documentaries on many subjects for over 35 years. She worked for Worldwide Television News (WTN) 1993 – 2002, London, England, as North American Producer/Director w/Executive Producer, Jennifer Wilson, together with Storyteller Productions, Australia, for their half hour series: ‘Agenda 21’, ‘Earthfile’, ‘Flightline’, ‘Animal Heroes’, ‘Animal X’, ‘Animal Legends’, ‘Crime International’, & The Effects of War on Children’, for Discovery Europe, US, & Canada, and the BBC, and CBC.
Working in tandem with award-winning performer Lorraine Klaasen, Henshaw created the one-hour documentary, The Legends of Madiba, about Nelson Mandela’s favourite South African performers had a popular 2003 World Premiere at Hot Docs International Film Festival, Toronto, with subsequent screenings at the Festival International Nuits d’Afrique in Montreal, 2004, African Diaspora Festival in New York City, 2004, Rwandan Film Festival, 2005, World Social Forum, Brazil 2005, and International Traveling Festival: Other Worlds are Breathing 2005 – 2010. The Legends of Madiba did a three year run on Bravo! TV in Canada, 2005 – 2008. In August 2021, The Legends of Madiba screened on the Embassy Cultural House website, for National Women's Day of South Africa.
From 1980 – 2010, Helen worked on many documentaries, feature films, corporate and music videos, and TV series as Producer, Director, Writer, Editor, and Production Manager, for the private sector as well as at La Chaine Francaise at TV Ontario, and at the ONF/NFB in Montreal. She also worked as Location Manager on many commercials, features, and TV shows throughout these years.