Eve Symington has been making short films since she discovered a video camera in her basement at the age of eleven. From singing nuns to haunted housewives, her early films inspired and challenged her. While studying abroad in Senegal, Eve directed a short documentary about women artists working and thriving in Dakar. She has backpacked solo to nineteen countries and visited twenty more. Eve holds a B.A. in Film Studies from Columbia University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 2010.

Her twin passions for film and travel came together in New York University’s Tisch Asia program in Singapore, where she earned her MFA. Her thesis film Tether, shot on location in Guatemala, has screened at over seven prestigious film festivals. Eve is currently based in Los Angeles, developing a number of projects. Eve’s debut screenplay CALIFORNIANAS, co-written with Robin Zamora, was named a 2017 Academy Nicholls Fellowship Semifinalist (top 50) and a Slamdance Screenplay Competition Semifinalist (top 12).


17 years of filmmaking…