Joy Marzec is a writer and director who has always liked fairy tales, myths, ghost stories, and surrealistic narratives.
As a kid, she wrote scenes and directed her friends in plays. In 2008, she began writing screenplays. In 2012 she completed her first short film and shortly after that her first feature, I Pledge Alledgiance to Myself (previous title, Bhakti Boy).
In 2018, her feature film, I AM THAT, was released and 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 next 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.