HUNT FOR JOY – a Web Series Pilot

Directed by Darryl Ahye
Written & Produced by Sinziana Corozel
Director of Photography: Borislav Penchev
Production Designer: Fernando Rojas Acuña
Editor: Darryl Ahye



1st Assistant Director – Jack Yoo

Gaffer – Sansitny Ruth

1st Assistant Camera – Fernando Rojas Acuña

Production Sound Mixers – Heraldo Abreu & 
 Chris Rogers

Sound Designer – Eric Mouawad

Data Wrangler – Adam MacKay

Make-Up Artist – Lily Ling


“Black Dog Sleep” by Katherine Krampol

“Only Knows” by Broke For Free

SPECIAL THANKS: Chris Rogers, Izabela Gereb, Mostafa Keshvari, Brendon Sawatzky, Nasser Tavakoli, Pacific Coach, Concept Neon Ltd., Miss Smart Shoe Store, Gordon Neighbourhood House.



Joy – Sinziana Corozel

Joy’s Mother – Laura Holdaway

Toddler Joy – Cleo Hynes

Seven-Year Old Joy – Yasmin Belanger

Classroom Students – Rylah Hynes &
Zander Hlady

Teacher – Karen Petersen

Sixteen-Year Old Joy – Priya Parekh

Manuel – Patrick Carr  

Bus Passenger – Andrea Kostkova 

Claire – Katherine Krampol

Bill – Al Dales

Simon – Nathan Ozee

Stranger – Miles Ellis



HUNT FOR JOY depicts the universe of Joy Moore, a slightly delusional woman in her late twenties. In facing sheer chaos, abandonment, and alienation, Joy copes by allowing her imagination to idle into idyllic worlds.

The pilot episode of HUNT FOR JOY premiered on TELUS Optik TV On Demand on March 16, 2015, and was funded by Telus through the Storyhive Filmmaking Grant.


The Pilot Episode visits Joy’s seemingly normal childhood, only to plunge into an abusive present. As she is forced to journey into a new and overwhelming city to break away from the dysfunctional relationship, Joy gets a job in a mailroom. That shred of hope quickly dissipates when she commits mail fraud and looses the job.

Follow Joy on her hunt for normalcy, friendship, belonging, and a coming-to-terms with her own self as she faces the reality of the world around her.