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 &
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 &
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.