ARIA Award winning composer/producer Helena Czajka blends her classical training from Australia and her work as an orchestrator in Tokyo, with a passion for sound design and electronic textures. Her distinctive style and unique approach can be heard across her film and TV projects.
Helena has composed the music for acclaimed productions including BLIND AMBITION (Third Man Films, Madman Entertainment) - which won the Audience Award for Best Feature Documentary at both Tribeca Film Festival and at Sydney Film Festival in 2021; the Walkley Documentary Award-winning series REVELATION (ABC, In Films); THE TAILINGS (SBS), which won Best Short-Form Drama at the 2021 AACTA Awards; as well as episodes of the Emmy-winning hit children’s show BLUEY (ABC, BBC, Disney).
Helena won an ARIA Award in 2021 for Best Children's Album and an APRA Screen Music Award for Best Soundtrack Album for her work on BLUEY: THE ALBUM. The album debuted at #3 on the US iTunes Charts and made history as the first ever children’s album to reach #1 on the Australian ARIA Charts.
The feature documentary UNSEEN SKIES (In Films, Participant Media) also premiered in 2021, with Helena’s music attracting attention for her work manipulating NASA-recorded sounds from space to create a distinctive and experimental score.
Previous award nominations include Best Music in a TV Series at the APRA Screen Music Awards for her work on the AACTA Award-winning series AUSTRALIAN SURVIVOR (Network Ten).
Previous work includes the feature film BEAST (Third Man Films, Madman Entertainment) that received its premiere at Toronto International Film Festival, the TV series THE QUEEN AND ZAK GRIEVE (Foxtel’s Crime and Investigation Channel, In Films), MAKING MURIEL (ABC, In Films), and LOOK ME IN THE EYE (SBS, EndemolShine).