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 worked as a 3rd assistant director and production assistant in Luxembourg. During her studies of Performing Arts at the University of Winchester (UK) and theatre, music and history of art at Munich University she started working as a script supervisor on short and feature films.

In 2007 she started her studies of film directing at the University of television and film in Munich and 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 around the world and co-wrote three feature films. As a result of her mixed background, she likes to work in several languages and often deals in her movies with the subject of cultural identity in particular, but also themes like family and identity in general.




as a director:


2018 Touch Me (short film, 21′)

2017 Iridescence (dance video, 5:30’)

2013 Eloge (short film, 10’)

2011 Legal.Illegal (short film, 25’)

2009 Pas de deux (short film, 7’)

2008 Mena (short film, 11’)

2008 La nuit passée (short film, 7’)


as a screenwriter:


2019 Rosine (in progress, sitcom)

2019 Bille & Zottel (in progress, Paul Thiltges Distributions, Filmfee)

2014 Kiss Them Boys Goodbye (Paul Thiltges Distributions)

2011 Die Schatzritter und das Geheimnis von Melusina (Lucil Film, Neos Film)

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