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Moving Image (e.g. animations, movies, television programs)

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File Size and Duration

375MB; 24:55 min


Joyful is a psychological thriller centered around Joy, a young, altruistic woman with a moderately successful Makeup channel on VidHub. Through the years, she has gained some attention not only for her creative makeup tutorials, but also because of her bubbly and warm on-screen personality that draws in her viewers and loyal fans.

When Joy meets Cleo, an insecure yet extroverted individual who seems all too keen on learning about Joy’s career, she seizes the rare opportunity to make a friend.As Joy begins to feel the claustrophobic effects of Cleo’s friendship, it becomes all too clear that social media and online personalities have corrupted Cleo’s sense of reality. Joy is her way into the online fantasy she so desperately wants.


Joyful Crew and Contributions:

Cooper Lindsay: Director, Writer, Producer, VFX Artist

Caleb Rodda: Director, Producer, Script Editor, VFX Supervisor

Dominic Price: Sound Location Mixer, Composer, Post Production Sound

Liron Gilmore: Executive Producer

Thevakumar Selathurai: Associate Producer

Jaime Vives: Director of Photography, Trailer Editor

Deanna Devi: Editor, Production Designer, Marketing, Data Wrangler

Pritish Kumar: Editor, Gaffer

Tegan Mitchley: 1st Associate Director

Chloe Steel: Casting Manager, EPK, Camera Production Assistant

Darian Krost: 1st Assistant Camera, VFX Artist, Best Boy, Grip

Viva Thompson: Colourist, 2nd Assistant Camera

Sarah Naike: Assistant Art Director, Costumne Designer, VFX Assistant

Reiko Vassie: Special Effects Makeup, Makeup Artist

Siobhan Lyons: Location Sound Recordist.


Mature (M) - moderate impact language/themes, includes violence/nudity, not restricted to 15+



Recommended Citation

Lindsay, C., Rodda, C., Price, D., Gilmore, D., Selathurai, T., Vives, J., Devi, D., Kumar, P., Mitchey, T., Steel, C., Ktost, D., Thompson, V., Naike, S., Vassie, RE., & Lyons, S. (2019). Joyful [Bachelor's Major Project, SAE Institute]. Creo.