Shaina Feinberg specializes in micro-budget filmmaking.
Her first feature, THE BABYMOONERS (2016), blends documentary and narrative and was picked up for distribution by Screen Media. Her six-part digital series, Dinette (2018), which follows a close group of female (and in some cases gender-nonconforming) friends, was produced by BRIC Arts Media, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival (2018) and was shouted out by New Yorker TV writer Emily Nussbaum. Season two of Dinette (2020) stars Alysia Reiner (Orange Is the New Black), Lisa Haas (Search Party) and Maeve Higgins (EXTRA ORDINARY). Shaina’s short film, SHIVA (2017), which is a hybrid of improvised comedy and real-life grief, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival (2017). Her follow-up to that piece, a 60-minute film called SENIOR ESCORT SERVICE (2019), won the Visionary Award at Cinequest Film Festival (2019) and is being distributed by Random Media. Her third feature, BLUNDERPUSS (2020), is about a clown who goes on an apology tour after a brief stint in rehab. In 2019, Shaina was named by Indiewire as one of 25 queer filmmakers to watch.
She co-wrote and directed Aliens of Extraordinary Ability, an original series for Audible. She also directed a second original series for Audible, Phreaks, which stars Christian Slater and Carrie Coon. Shaina’s book Every Body–a candid look at sex from every angle–is due out in January 2021 from Little, Brown. Her bi-weekly column”Scratch” in The New York Times is an illustrated look at the world of business.