Daviel's debut feature film, THE LADIES ALMANACK, previewed at THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART in Chicago, premiered at OUTFEST in 2017, and opened theatrically to a sold-out ROXIE THEATER in 2018. The first feature film based on a book by famed modernist Djuna Barnes, The Ladies Almanack was produced by Stephanie Acosta, stars Brie Roland as Natalie Clifford Barney, Josefin Granqvist as Djuna Barnes, features Collages by Sarah Patten, and an original score by LeCiel. The Almanack brings together a powerhouse cast from across disciplines and continents. Among them are Guinevere Turner (GO FISH, AMERICAN PSYCHO, THE L WORD, CHARLIE SAYS) Philosopher Hélène Cixous, Poet Eileen Myles, Author Terry Castle, artist & pleasure scholar SOSA, dancer Leslie Cuyjet, photographer and essayist Deborah Bright, and CARCERAL CAPITALISM author, Jackie Wang.
Prior to The Almanack, Shy wrote, directed, and shot nine short films including DAS BUFFET IST ERÖFFNET, made in Austria on Super 8 (2012) and THE TYRANT, a suite of ten films shot on Super 8 and 16mm (2013).