Panic Attack!

Animation | Short | 3 min 20 sec

You know the nagging thoughts that start with “did I leave the coffee on?” and turn into “what if I give birth to Satan’s baby?” This hand-drawn animation explores anxiety, obsession, and one woman’s slippery hold on reality.

About the Artist

Eileen O’Meara

Eileen O’Meara is an American artist known for her hand-drawn films “Agnes Escapes from the Nursing Home” and “That Strange Person”. She received the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and Women in Film Foundation’s Hollywood Film & Video Grants.

She has produced and directed commercial animated spots for clients including Warner Home Video, Motown, HBO, and WEA Latina.

O’Meara’s work is featured in “Get Animated!” by Tim Maloney and “Making it Big in Shorts” by Kim Adelman.



Eileen O'Meara


Eileen O'Meara


Eileen O'Meara

Sound Mix

Tim Maloney

Friday, February 24, 2017

Soundstage Room 1116 (SIUC Mass Communications Building)


(Following The Itching)

Aspen Shortsfest | Aspen, CO | April 8, 2016
Palm Springs International Shortfest | Palm Springs, CA | June 24, 2016
Florida Film Festival | Maitland, Florida | April 8, 2016
Rhode Island International Film Festival | Providence, RI | August 9, 2016
Athens International Film and Video Festival Athens, OH