Killjoy was founded in New York in 2014 and moved to Berlin in 2016. We produce short and feature narrative projects with a focus on new voices and emerging directors from around the globe.
We think a story can and should contain the complexity of what it is to be human and we strive for content that is daring and undeterred by fear of perception. Many of our films exist in the tension between joy and heartbreak, between the generosity of our better natures and the twinge of petty selfishness.
Our films are incise and meandering, profoundly generous and tightly composed, funny and gut-wrenchingly sad. We’ve co-produced films with Germany, Argentina, Portugal, and Scotland. The films have premiered worldwide including festivals such as Sundance, TIFF, Clermont Ferrand, and Cannes.
Joy is the lead producer and founder of Killjoy Films. Born in the American South, Joy has a Bachelor’s Degree from Columbia University and a Master’s Degree in Screenwriting and Directing at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts. She is the recipient of a SAG Award for her work in television and the Media Services Award for excellence in creative producing. Her work as a producer has shown in major festivals all over the world, including Sundance, TIFF, and Clermont Ferrand.