Apr 1, 2020
Shaina Allen is a bold, visionary Director focused on telling stories that bridge perspectives and create impact. She is the co-founder of Evergrain Studios. Shaina’s first independent film The Rebound won the Kaiser Permanente Thrive Award and numerous Audience Awards and Jury Awards in it’s festival run, it has been used in multiple research studies, and was distributed on Netflix. Her latest credits include co-director of a new docu-series in production titled Moving Minds, Director of Photography on a docu-series titled "Superminority" currently in post-production, and a short documentary titled "Wolfpack" following an all-veterans wheelchair basketball team. She has spoken on stages across the country, including Yale University, and was named one of Creativ Magazines “15 Women Who Wow”. Shaina grew up at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and graduated cum laude from James Madison University with a degree in Media Arts & Design with a Digital Video & Cinema focus and minors in Film Studies and Anthropology. Her mission is to create art with impact, while building community and enjoying the journey. I have had the good fortune of knowing Shaina for years now and she has shown me that we all have the opportunity to be in pursuit of our dreams, joys and passions. It won't always be easy but with hustle, grit and a little bit of luck, we can all be the creators of our own story.