Our Mine


Commissioned by Heather Henson, IBEX Puppetry, Handmade Puppet Dreams

In this eco-feminist tragicomedy, a female body is utilized as the set and characters. OUR MINE is the story of a mine collapse from the perspective of the mountain and explores the futile human urge to see ourselves as above nature rather than intrinsically part of it. 

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



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



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


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