JOY is a quirky gal looking for a young room-mate in Hollywood. This supernatural horror film takes notes from Alfred Hitchcock and will keep you guessing until the very end.

  • Tandi Tugwell
  • Tandi Tugwell
  • Nicole Cinaglia, Tandi Tugwell, Hunter Johnson, Richard Trejo
  • Tandi Tugwell
    Key Cast
    Blackwater, A Mothers Worst Fear, A Dangerous Date
  • Nicole Cinaglia
    Key Cast
    Paranormal Attraction
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  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 4, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    4k /video format apple prores422
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Director Biography - Tandi Tugwell

Tandi Tugwell is an artist, she was on a mission to find her personal unique style creating 3-dimensional art/sculpture on canvas. After seeing her vision come to fruition she was not satisfied and realized the most conducive medium for creating 3-dimensional, breathing, living art was film. Joy is her first.

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Director Statement

My first career as an Interior Designer allowed me to see the vision I would create in my mind come to fruition but there is nothing like watching a story play out in my mind to then be able to watch living breathing characters in that story make that dream come true. Joy is my directorial debut and is the reason I intend on making many more films. I hope everyone can enjoy this short film as much as I enjoyed making it.