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In a handcrafted world where nature exists in harmony, a handful of greedy businessmen exploit a mountain’s riches. The female body becomes both landscape and characters in an exploration of what happens when Man considers himself separate from Nature. This ecofeminist tragicomedy uses animation, live puppetry, and wearable sculpture to blur the lines between fable and reality. 

Official Selection:

Brooklyn Film Fest, Best Experimental Film

Dumbo Film Festival, Best Experimental Film

Thomas Edison Film Festival, Jury Citation Award

The Athens International Film + Video Festival, Black Bear Award

Palm Springs ShortFest

Ann Arbor Film Festival

Santa Fe Independent Film Fest

The Art of Brooklyn Film Fest

Bushwick Film Festival

LA Underground Film Forum

Shorts Encounter, Best Experimental Film

Pheonix Shorts

Maudit 2.0

NYC Indie Theater Film Festival

Cucalorus Film Festival

Lake County Film Festival


Athens International Film Festival

Diametrale Film Festival

Jardin Rouge Film Festival

Female Filmmakers Festival Berlin

Created by Shayna Strype
Cinematography by Dane Manary
Music Composed and Performed by Grace Mclean
Executive Produced by Heather Henson
Produced by: Sam Koji Hale, Jessica Simon, Alex Griffin



This micro-short deconstructs a couple's attempt to perform rigid societal roles. When their marriage implodes, their child is left reeling. 

Official Selection:

MicroMania (Winner)

Short to the Point (Winner) 

Berlin Flash (Winner)

New York World (Finalist)

Tacoma Film Festival

Big Teeth Small Shorts

FLUX Screening Series

Los Angeles Women in Film

SorsiCorti Short Film Festival

Les Femmes Underground

Cardora Micro Movie

Created by Shayna Strype and Ada Defriez

Produced by Ruth Lichtman

Choreography by Yael Nachajon

Music by Grace McLean

Cinematography by Alex O Eaton

Starring: Kyra Tantao, Rowan Magee, Emma Wiseman



A Super 8 Film shot on Ektachrome, Edited by Hand

Made at Mono No Aware, Brooklyn, NY

Written, Directed, Edited by Shayna Strype 

NJ State of Mind

Animation created for DENSE Magazine. 

Created by Shayna Strype 
Music by Jordan Parker
Voiceover by Jimmy Dillon



Created for Los Angeles Puppetry Guild's 48 Hour Film Festival May 2020

Prompt: Hope

Material: Cardboard

Include: A Jumping Action

Created by Shayna Strype and Dane Manary

Music by Jordan Parker


Two girls living in a surrealist dreamscape of their own creation.

Featured on NoBudge:

Created by Shayna Strype and Ada Defriez

The Diaper

An ongoing series created with sister Melissa Strype

Here is an excerpt from the end of episode 7. 

You can watch the whole series here

Created by Melissa and Shayna Strype

Animations here by Danny Mahoney @dannygraphics

The Vulva

A collaboration with Yael Nachajon

Created by Shayna Strype and Yael Nachajon



In the Fall of 2010, I worked with the Bolivian theater group, "Teatro Trono", an arts collective called "COMPA" (Community of Art Producers). This short documentary explores Trono's mission to use theater as a way to create social transformation throughout their community. Additional Footage: COMPA

Created by Shayna Strype

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