Hey, I'm Eileen!

Los Angeles, California

Hi there! I'm Eileen Abarrca, and I'm the writer and co-director of the short film GRIT, a dramedy about infertility, motherhood, and the space between.

 

I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and migrated to L.A to pursue a degree in Philosophy from UCLA. After graduating with honors, I traded my books on Aristotle for books on Stanislavski and headed to New York where I received my M.F.A in acting from The Actors Studio.

 

I'm a native Spanish speaker and dual citizen of the U.S and Argentina, and I made my directorial debut with the award winning political documentary entitled Finding Mabel, which explores Argentina's infamouse "Dirty War" and my family's connection to the 30,000 Desaparecidos.

 

I'm a proud member of The Actors Studio, Sag-Aftra, Women in Film, and Film Fatales. I gravitate towards raw, authentic, character-driven stories, most often with a female protagonist. I live in Santa Monica with my lovely husband, his amazing mustache, and my sweet newborn baby boy Emmett. Also, I love tacos. 

 

 

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Lonely Mary

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Experimental

Mary, a woman struggling with loneliness and social anxiety, tries to change.

96%

This project got the green light!

Shield

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Family

Zoe overcomes her unusual attachment to a blanket with her foster mom's creative use of comic books.

104%

This project got the green light!

Rendezvous in Chicago: Three Tales of Love in the Windy City

Chicago, Illinois Film Feature
Drama, Romantic Comedy

RENDEZVOUS IN CHICAGO is a short comedic feature comprised of three vignettes, each corresponding to the different phases of a relationship.

101%

This project got the green light!

Ring is now STALLED

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Romantic Comedy

Two strangers on dates from hell bond in the women's bathroom over their issues with love.

124%

This project got the green light!

Comedic Timing

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy

An improv teacher helps her all-women class sort out their personal lives as hers careens out of control.

106%

This project got the green light!

Anna's Documentary

New York City, New York Film Feature
Documentary

What happens when you receive a diagnosis that changes your life in a heartbeat? Anna embarks on a journey to find out and begin to heal.

101%

This project got the green light!

GRIT

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

Frankie, a single woman in her late 30’s, discovers that due to an infertility issue, motherhood is suddenly a matter of now or never.

105%

This project got the green light!

2 WEEKS

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Horror

2 WEEKS accompanies Tanya as she explores what it means to be asexual in a committed relationship and an actor in a “sex sells” world.

101%

This project got the green light!

America Rise

Seattle, Washington Film Feature
Documentary

Together, we can create the world we want to live in.

80%

This project got the green light!

Lady Parts

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy

A struggling actor finally gets her big break only to realize the glass ceiling can also be a camera lens.

85%

This project got the green light!

Misdirection: a short film

Los Angeles, California Film Short
LGBTQ, Comedy

A college freshman falls in love with close-up magic as an escape from her unrequited crush on her roommate and her undiagnosed OCD.

106%

This project got the green light!

Pasărea

Madrid, Spain Film Short
Drama, Foreign Film

There are millions of human slaves in the world- Vera is just one more. Hay milliones de esclavos en este mundo-Vera es solo una más.

142%

This project got the green light!

Michael And Michael Are Gay

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

A satirical look at gay marriage through the eyes of two neurotic married misfits named Michael.

100%

This project got the green light!

Moonwalk With Me

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Family, Fantasy

Ben has a strange trait--he floats. When Juno realizes her father is ready to let go, she does everything in her power to keep him grounded.

110%

This project got the green light!

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