Director Biography – Eileen BYRNE (TOUCH ME)

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Born in Luxembourg to a German mother and a French-Scottish father, Eileen started co-writing and directing her first plays and musicals as a teenager. After her baccalaureate at the European School she started to work as a trainee on several film and theatre productions in Luxembourg. She went on to study Performing Arts at the University of Winchester and theatre, music and history of art at Munich University, while continuing to work as a script supervisor, 3rd assistant director and production assistant on a regular basis. In 2007 she started her studies of film directing at the University of television and film in Munich, during which she spent one year at the Toulouse film school where she was awarded an additional Master’s degree in directing. 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 (one of which was released in 2012). 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.
„What remains“ is her final year project at the University of Television and Film Munich. She is currently developing two feature films.

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