Half-Russian and half-Ukrainian, Sasha Feiler is the only funny person to ever come out of Siberia, and you’ll have to take her word for it since Siberia is the last place you’d want to visit.
She fled Siberia and came to New York at nineteen with $40 in her pocket. At some point, after her paperwork got messed up, she became an illegal immigrant. Which was super fun (it wasn’t).
She graduated Brooklyn College on a full Presidential Scholarship with an MFA in Television Production and worked as an Editor and Producer at CNN. She quickly realized there weren’t a lot of laughs at CNN so she quit and moved to Los Angeles where she started performing and writing on improv and sketch teams at UCB, iO West and Second City.
A Script Anatomy alum—check out her testimonial video about Structure lab—she has written for Robot Chicken (Adult Swim) and worked on Broadway Video’s narrative comedy series for Audible. She was also a fellow at The Colony, A3 (formerly Abrams) Agency’s incubator for emerging writers. The execs at The Colony attached themselves as Producers to her pilot Queen Bitch about a socially challenged dog trainer.
Sasha currently hosts a comedy podcast Shut Up I Love It and trains her dogs to work in Film and Television. Most recently, she was a handler to her Entlebucher Shark, who was a series regular in an upcoming TV comedy series starring Natalie Palamides.
She is repped by Bellevue Management, you can find her on IG @shutupiloveit1.
This was my first SA class, and Sash(a) is a tremendous instructor. She was clear and precise in introducing and explaining the Televisionary (Comedy) process, and her classes were upbeat, enthusiastic and positive. It was quite obvious as the course progressed that Sash spent a lot of time thinking about, and reviewing all of our work. Her notes were always insightful, thoughtful and above all supremely helpful in pushing me to create an outline that was a solid base for a draft.
Another aspect of her class was that while it was relaxed and fun, Sash kept reminding us that professional success in this business relies on hard work, collaboration and the ability to handle criticism. She continually prompted us to read and comment on each others work, and that was an invaluable way of learning about the process of creating a show. There is something wonderful about logging on to a class with fellow writers who, no matter their experience, are all going through the same struggles.
I registered for this class initially as a way to create deadlines for myself and learn a bit more more about half hour comedy. What I came away with was a concrete, actionable method of structuring a pilot, a solid outline and a new found confidence about my project as I go to draft.
I absolutely loved having Sasha as my Televisionary instructor at Script Anatomy. Not only was she able to break down structure basics in a way that was extremely enlightening, but she also helped me to look at my characters and their journeys in a much more nuanced and creative way. Ever since taking her class, outlining and writing my first drafts has gotten 10x easier. She’s also an incredibly funny and kind person—I emailed her more than once asking for advice and she was happy to respond! I feel like she really cares about her students and knows her stuff.
Sasha went above and beyond as an instructor. Her feedback was always so insightful and helpful and you could tell she genuinely cared. Sasha obviously lives and breathes story and it shows in her passion, enthusiasm and generosity. Her class is by far the most helpful I’ve ever taken, practical and inspirational.