EYA Productions was founded by Elizabeth Avellán, producer of family and genre films such as the SPY KIDS franchise, MACHETE, SIN CITY, and PREDATORS – movies that have collectively grossed over a billion dollars worldwide. In addition to being a successful producer, Avellán has played a primary role in developing Austin, Texas as a thriving film community. EYA Productions, a play on the Spanish word “ella,” or “she” in English, debuted with the release of the critically acclaimed film BLACKTINO which premiered at the 2011 South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, TX. The film won Best Director at the 2011 New York International Latino Film Festival. After the production of BLACKTINO, EYA Productions followed up with WHEN ANGELS SING, a comedic, heartfelt fable starring Grammy & Emmy Award winning Harry Connick Jr., along with Emmy Award nominee Connie Britton, Chandler Canterbury, Fionnula Flanagan, Lyle Lovett and Academy Award nominees & Grammy winners Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson. WHEN ANGELS SING will have its world premiere as a headliner of the 2013 South by Southwest Film Festival.