DAVIEL SHY

is a writer, director and artist based in Los Angeles. 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 stars Guinevere Turner, Hélène Cixous, Eileen Myles, Fannie Sosa, Brie Roland and Josefin Granqvist.

Prior to The Almanack, Shy wrote, directed, and shot nine short films including DAS BUFFET IST ERÖFFNET (2012) and THE TYRANT (2013). Her productions unite her fine art background (SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO MFA) with her DIY politics to create radical utopian visions that center the outcasts, foreground female desire, and challenge the status quo. Currently, Daviel runs the monthly movie night L.M.N.O.P: Lesbian Movie Night Ongoing Project, and writes about art and film for The L.A. Beat.