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EILEEN BYRNE

Born in Luxembourg to a German mother and a French-Scottish father, Eileen started writing and directing her first plays and musicals as a teenager. After her European baccalaureate she did several traineeships on film productions in Luxembourg and started working as a script supervisor in 2006.

After her studies of Performing Arts at the University of Winchester and theatre, music and history of art at Munich University, she started studying film directing at the University of Television and Film Munich in 2007. 2012/13 she did an additional Master’s degree in directing at the Toulouse film school.

Whilst studying she made several short films which were selected for festivals in a variety of countries. Her final year film TOUCH ME was nominated for the Student Academy Awards and First Steps Awards and was screened at Camerimage Int. Film Festival, Max Ophüls Preis and in Palm Springs.

KAYANE, an episode of the documentary series EX AEQUO, aired on France TV and RTL Luxembourg in 2021. Her episode of the documentary series BREAD REBELS will be screened on ARTE in June 2021.

DIRECTING

2022    NICOLAS SUPIOT AND THE ALCHEMY OF BAKING (ep. 3 of the doc. series ‚Bread Rebels’, 30’)

2022    THE QUICKIE (short, improvised fiction, 20’)

2021    KAYANE (ep. 7 of the doc. series ‚Ex Aequo’, France TV/RTBF/RTL Lux. 10’)

2020    MARMADUKE (music video for ‚The Lone Dining Society’, 5’)

2018     TOUCH ME (orig. title ‚Was bleibt’, short fiction, 21')

2017     IRIDESCENCE (dance video, 5:30’)

2013     ELOGE (short fiction, 10’)

2013     VERRECKT NO DIR (ep. 17 of the sitcom ‚Comeback’, 25')

2011     LEGAL.ILLEGAL (short fiction, 25’)

2009     PAS DE DEUX (short fiction, 7’)

2008     MENA (short fiction, 11’)

2008     LA NUIT PASSEE (short FICTION, 7’)

WRITING

 

2022     MARIANENGRABEN (in progress, fiction, Samsa Film)

2019     BILLE & ZOTTEL (in progress, children’s fiction, PTD Distributions, Filmfee)

2014     KISS THEM BOYS GOODBYE (Paul Thiltges Distributions)

2011     DIE SCHATZRITTER UND DAS GEHEIMNIS VON MELUSINA (Lucil Productions, Neos Film)