Gaylene has been a filmmaker for almost all her adult life as a writer, director and producer, amassing a substantial catalogue of independent films for cinema and television. She had been interested in making a Helen Clark Documentary for many years, and the possibility that Helen could become UN Secretary-General made 2016 the perfect time. Preston has known Clark since they met when New Zealand was leading the world in the 1980s by becoming nuclear free.
“I have witnessed Helen break down barriers as she’s gone from MP to Cabinet Minister, to New Zealand’s first elected female Prime Minister, and then the first woman to lead the UN Development Group. Helen is a formidable woman and leader, and I am privileged she gave my team access to tell this story.”