Hey, I'm Tina!
Valley Cottage, New York
Tina Traster is a socially-conscious, award-winning journalist, author, and filmmaker. Her 30-minute documentary, This House Matters, is an examination on historic preservation in the Hudson Valley. The film has screened at the YoFi Film Festival, the Kingston Film Festival, the Hoboken International Film Festival, and the Nyack Film Festival. Traster's work has appeared in scores of newspapers, magazines and literary journals including The New York Times, The New York Post, Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, The Atlantic, Redbook, Family Circle, Parade, Time Out New York, Audubon, Ski Magazine and many others. She is the author of the award-winning memoir Rescuing Julia Twice: A Mother's Tale of Russian Adoption and Overcoming Reactive Attachment Disorder. Since 2006, Traster has written the "Burb Appeal" column for The New York Post.
Meet the unseen and unsung heroes caring for feral cats while fighting angry neighbors, animal control officers, politicians, developers.
Projects I'm Supporting
A violent altercation between a police officer and a black man left one person dead. A couple passing by must decide what they believe.
No one thinks they need therapy... until they're in it.
A young woman reflects on the authenticity of her parents marriage in a staged dinner scene revealing three individual perspectives.
Pay to Stay
A couple take a mini-vacation to repair their relationship, unaware the AirBNB they rented may lead to their untimely end.
The Adventures of Penny Patterson
Penny faces growing obstacles to winning the science fair after her boyfriend becomes a superhero.