Joy Marzec is a writer and director who has always liked fairy tales, myths, ghost and surrealistic stories. As a kid she wrote scenes and directed her friends in plays.
In 2018, she finished her first film, I AM THAT, which 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. It was released by Green Apple Entertainment and can be watched on Amazon Prime and DirecTV.
She recently completed a short film, Pumpkin Shoot Out, which will premiere at the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival and is being submitted to festivals. She is currently editing her next feature film, I Pledge Allegiance To Myself, and will release it winter of 2021.
Her third feature, Survival of the Holy Fool, is set in Philadelphia and is an urban drama about a politically divided neighborhood that erupts into a riot and is brought together by an outsider who changes the community forever.
Her favorite artists are Agnes Martin, Kubrick, Bukowski, Varda, and some days herself.