Aileen studied filmmaking as part of her Electronic Media, Arts & Communications degree at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Two of her videos (“Love Story” and “Dream Man”) won 1st Place in RPI’s McKinney Contest in 2011 and 2012, and the short science-fiction film that she wrote and directed for her thesis (“Refurbished”) was shown at the Arts Center of the Capital Region in April 2012. More of her early student films can be found here.
In 2014, Aileen founded the production studio Pencil Ink Productions with Amanda Daly. The company produces creative projects and provides video services to local actors and organizations.
Aileen is also the video producer for a literary non-profit called Late Night Library. In addition to monthly video blogs about books and writing, she produces their promotional videos and films their live events.