SHINERS : The Art of the Shine

Meet the men and women who make their living cleaning our shoes. From New York to Tokyo and beyond, Shiners travels the world to give you an insider’s view of this overlooked profession. People around the world have turned to shoe shining to provide for themselves and their families.  These are their stories. Enter their universe.  You’ll never look at a shoe shiner the same way again!

Stacey Tenenbaum,
Producer / Director / Writer

Stacey started her career in factual television 18 years ago. She is skilled at finding interesting characters and bringing their stories to life.  Stacey loves getting her shoes shined and is passionate about social justice.  Shiners is her first documentary feature.

H2L Productions is a boutique film and television production company based in Montreal, Quebec. The company was started in 2014 Stacey Tenenbaum. H2L Productions specializes in entertaining character-driven documentaries which are shot around the world. H2L Productions’ first feature documentary Shiners: a documentary about shoe shiners, 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 and Documentary Channel present a film by Stacey Tenenbaum “Shiners”
director and writer Stacey Tenenbaum producers Stacey Tenenbaum and Sergeo Kirby
director of photography Van Royko, CSC editor Howard Goldberg original music Tim Rideout sound design Daniel Lagacé