SHINERS a documentary about shoe shiners

The Crew

H2L Productions

H2L Productions is a boutique film and television production company based in Montreal, Quebec. The company was started in 2014 by production veteran Stacey Tenenbaum. H2L Productions specializes in entertaining character-driven documentaries which are shot around the world. H2L Productions' first feature documentary Shiners: The Art of the Shoe Shine, was shot in Paris, London, New York, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Sarajevo and La Paz. Shiners will be airing on the Documentary Channel and TV5 Quebec-Canada in 2017. H2L Productions is currently in development on its second feature film, Pipe Dreams which follows young organists in 6 different cities as they prepare for the Canadian International Organ Competition to be held in Montreal in the Fall of 2017. The company is also in development on Life in a Bubble a documentary feature about architect Antti Lovag, the creator of the bubble home.

Stacey Tenenbaum - Producer, Director, Writer

Stacey Tenenbaum started her career in documentary film and television 16 years ago. Stacey has a passion for finding interesting characters and presenting their stories to international audiences in an engaging fashion. She is skilled at connecting with characters and bringing their stories to life. Stacey co-created and produced the documentary television series The Beat, which followed a team of beat police patrolling the streets of the Downtown Eastside in Vancouver. She has also worked on several documentary films including: Dish: Women, Waitressing and the Art of Service, S&M: Short and Male, Karsh is History, and the 2007 Peabody award- winning film, Braindamadj'd...Take II. In 2012 Stacey was nominated for an International Emmy for In Real Life III, a factual series she co-created and produced.

Sergeo Kirby - Producer

Sergeo Kirby, has been producing, directing and filming politically charged, award-winning feature documentaries since 2004. Notable credits include H2Oil, Roadsworth, Wal-Town, and Fennario: The Good Fight. Sergeo is the founding member of Loaded Pictures; a Montreal based documentary film collective focusing on complex social documentaries. His documentaries have been seen on the Documentary Channel, Canal D, Discovery, the Sundance Channel, and Bravo! and have been screened at film festivals around the world. In 2010, his film H2Oil received the Grand Prize at the Festival de Films de Portneuf sur l'Environment.

Van Royko csc. - Director of Photography

Van Royko is a cinematographer based in Montreal Quebec. He works primarily as a documentary and commercial cinematographer in an increasingly global setting. Van has shot several documentary TV series for National Geographic, Discovery, the CBC, RDS and TV5 in addition to major advertising campaigns for RBC bank and Rio Tinto Alcan. Recently Van shot the feature length documentary, Monsoon (Premier TIFF 2014), with Emmy winning and Academy Award nominated director Sturla Gunnarsson. In 2015, Van won the Canadian Society of Cinematographers Robert Brooks Award for Documentary Cinematography, for his work on Monsoon and in 2016 for his work on Koneline, Nettie Wild's film about the Canadian North. Van recently completed a video gallery installation, The Burghers of Vancouver, for Academy Award winning director Denys Arcand.

Howard Goldberg - editor

Howard Goldberg is an award winning writer, director and editor with over 18 years of experience. He won a Canadian Screen award for editing on I Am Not a Rock Star which also won the award that year for best Performing Arts Documentary. Howard edited many other award winning documentaries including: The Cola Conquest, Lost Rivers, Smoke Traders, Undying Love, Being Dorothy and S&M: Short and Male. His recent work includes, CBC documentary The Oka Legacy, Rise: Behind the scenes with the Canadian Women's National Soccer Team, Takedown: The DNA of GSP and Anticosti -- La Chasse au Petrole.