"If it wasn't for your fantastic performance, I believe the film wouldn't have been as great as it was. Thank you."
-George Carrillo, director of "Damned are the Lost"
"You're a wonderfully, natural actor"
-Jeanette Lee, Trustee at Park Slope Civic Council
"Elin Hilläng is magnetic. Would love to see more of her."
-Transparent Film Festival (NYC)
"She has a great personality, very talented and very easy to work with. I would definitely recommend working with Elin!"
Photo (2022): Rebecca F Fotografi.
Elin Hilläng recently played Linnéa (lead) in "Är vi är skyddsänglar?" (Are We Guardian Angels?) (short) and Adèle (lead) in Solförmörkelsen (The Solar Eclipse) (short), both directed by Manne Hedén, a Swedish director.
Elin Hilläng recently produced and acted in a play ("Sofi") in collaboration with Uppsala Kvinnojour (The women's shelter in Uppsala), which was written and directed by Elin Hjert. Elin Hilläng is particularly proud of this project because she feels that it contributed to education on an important topic (violence within women's same-sex relationships) and through that improvement of human rights.
2022 she and Elin Hjert founded a theatre company (non-profit organisation) named Teater Elin (Theatre Elin), which is a feminist and anti-racist organisation with the aim to use art to improve the society we live in, with particular focus on, but not limited to, equality, inclusiveness, empathy, original work and international collaborations.
2019 Elin Hilläng played Nanaya in "Damned are the Lost" (Short), directed by George Carrillo. Her performance playing this part has given her praise around the many film festivals in New York where it has been shown: Art Slope '19 Film Festival April 6th 2019, Manhattan Rep's STORIES Film Festival May 15 - May 19 2019, Brightside Tavern Film Festival August 4th 2019, New York Istanbul Short Film Festival September 2021, Point Lookout Film Festival March 2022 and Chain NYC Film Festival August 2022.
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News and Upcoming Projects
Elin Hilläng was recently granted financing from Region Uppsala in Sweden to produce one of her own short films from a script she started writing three years ago. A project in which she will also be acting.
Through Teater Elin, Elin is acting in the upcoming play "Our Need for Consolation is Insatiable..." (Written by Stig Dagerman, directed by Manne Hedén) in collaboration with Daniel Östersjö (musician), Region Uppsala/Projekt Växelspel, Teater Aros and Studiefrämjandet Uppsalaregionen. The play will premiere September 9th 2023 at Sprakateatern (Uppsala, Sweden).
Elin Hilläng is passionate about acting techniques and teaches acting classes through her company Elin Hilläng Studios, where she focuses extra on classes closest to her heart and passion: Acting for the Camera, Meisner Technique, Selftapes and Audition Technique and Individual Coaching (see more).