As a kid and young adult Joy wrote fairy tales, ghost stories, and plays with surrealistic narratives. In 2008, while professionally adapting books for the stage and directing them, she began writing and directing short and feature films. At this time she also started a production and media company specializing in Yoga. The profits from this company have financed her films.
Her second feature film, I AM THAT, won Best New Mexico Feature at the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, Excellence in Film at the Defy Film Festival, Critic's Choice at the L’Age d’Or International Arthouse Film Festival, and Best Feature at the Houston Pacific Islander Film Festival. I AM THAT can be watched on Amazon Prime and DirecTV.
Her third feature film, Survival of the Holy Fool, is set in Philadelphia and is about a divided neighborhood that is brought together by an outsider. Joy will be shooting this story fall 2021-spring 2022.
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