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About Us


We help people tell their stories.


Help Films has created a variety of award-winning film, streaming and commercial work for clients and communities, ranging from TV networks, streamers, agencies and non-profits. Our work is wide ranging, encompassing editing, directing, producing, and story consulting. We work with anyone who's passionate about their story.

It may be helping filmmakers making their best sizzles to get funding. Or directing a fully-funded feature documentary. Or making top flight trailers for the best streamers out there. Whatever you need, we're here to help.

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Maxine Trump

Maxine’s latest critically acclaimed feature documentary To Kid or Not To Kid? has played in theaters and on TV networks around the world and can be found streaming on Amazon. She has directed feature docs, short documentaries, commercials and branded content. For PBS, TNT, Sundance Channel, BBC, Discovery and many more. She worked for the BBC in London for seven years as a development executive for scripted comedy before emigrating to the USA.


Maxine is a Sundance instructor, having devised and implemented courses for their documentary team. She is the author of two books: the documentary guide "A Documentary Filmmakers Roadmap" and the recent "Making A Scene in Documentary Film". She thoroughly enjoys being approached to story consult for documentary filmmakers. Do get in touch.

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Josh Granger

Josh works mainly as an editor, but has also produced on Help Films' "Musicwood", as well as being the story producer for the award-winning real-life series “Random 1” on A&E. He was the lead editor on the PBS series "Family Pictures," and has edited programs for National Geographic Television, Showtime,  TBS, TNT and BBC America.


Josh was also a founder / partner of the creative agency A Million Neon Rainbows, which produced and edited trailer campaigns for such flagship programs as AMC's "Breaking Bad" and "Better Call Saul", and SyFy's "Twelve Monkeys" among others. He has won numerous Promax/BDA awards for his work on trailers. He also taught for Sundance's online Collab course, and lectured at New York Film Academy, American University and School of Visual Arts.

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Maxine Trump not only works as a director of features and documentary series, she also loves to help other filmmakers work out their stories. Contact her for advice on your story structure or bring her onto your team for the duration of the film as a director or story producer. She is happy to work in any number of ways. Her love for docs means she doesn't just teach for Sundance—where she designed their inaugural documentary post-production course—she also hosts Q&As for DOC NYC and has written two books, published by Routledge.

She was able to nerd out and share so much of what she has learnt about documentaries in her first book, in her second she got deep into scene analysis with the most amazing documentary directors working today.

Her latest consultation was for Jason Loftus's Eternal Spring, an official selection for TIFF and shortlisted for the Academy Awards.

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