Joy’s directorial debut MA’AM won funding from the international Bumble Female Film Force initiative. It had its premiere in 2020 at the BIFA-qualifying Shortest Nights Festival and its US premiere at the Oscar-qualifying St Louis International Film Festival. More details on FFF here and follow Ma’am on Twitter for updates.
One of Den of Geek’s ’50 Brilliant Screenwriters to Watch Out For’.
Selected as a Screen International Star of Tomorrow.
Currently developing several feature projects with independent producers, including: the comedy ENTER THE DRAGONS (Jeva Films/Rebel Park), which was selected for the Brit List and awarded development funding by Creative England/BFI; an adaptation of THE DARK INSIDE by Rupert Wallis (backed by Ingenious Media); and thriller KILLER RÉSUMÉ (selected for the Brit List).
Selected for the iFeatures development slate and for the prestigious Guiding Lights scheme, which paired her with mentor Sir Kenneth Branagh. Also selected for the Birds Eye View Filmonomics programme and the Vipers Nest group for first-time feature film-makers. Recently featured in this piece on the BFI NET.WORK.
Shortlisted for BAFTA Breakthrough Brits, Trigger St/Jameson First Shot, and C4’s Coming Up.