Eileen Álvarez
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Eileen Álvarez grew up in San Francisco and migrated to L.A to pursue a degree in Philosophy from UCLA. After graduating with honors, she traded her books on Aristotle for books on Stanislavski and moved to New York where she received her M.F.A from The Actors Studio. A native Spanish speaker and dual citizen of the U.S and Argentina, Eileen made her directorial debut with the award winning political documentary she penned, entitled Finding Mabel, about Argentina's 30,000 Disappeared. Her sophomore film GRIT, which she wrote, co-directed, and starred in, is a short comedy about infertility that lives on Elizabeth Banks' platform whohaha (https://whohaha.com/ill-have-your-sperm-please/)

Eileen is a proud lifetime member of The Actors Studio, of Sag-Aftra, Women in Film, and is thrilled to be part of the inspiring community of Film Fatales. Eileen is represented as a writer-director by Stagecoach Entertainment.


  • GRIT

    A transgressive single woman nearing forty learns that she has an increasingly small window to conceive a child. Motherhood is suddenly a matter of now-or-never, so she attacks the challenge the only way she knows how -- with pure unadulterated grit.