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Joy Jorgensen

Joy Jorgensen




ScriptLab - story editing Participant 2022
FeatureLab projects Participant 2019


Joy Jorgensen is the lead producer and founder of Killjoy Films. 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. Recent feature projects include Runner (by Marian Mathias) which premiered in 2022 at TIFF and was selected for the Special Jury Award at the San Sebastián International Film Festival and Homebody (by Joseph Sackett) which won the Special Jury Award for Emerging Talent at Outfest 2021. Joy was a 2021 Sundance Producing Fellow. She is a 2022 Rotterdam Producing Fellow and the 2022 recipient of the New York Women in Film Grant from the City of New York. She is based in Berlin and Brooklyn.

company profile

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 have co-produced films with Germany, Argentina, and Scotland. The films have premiered worldwide including festivals such as Sundance, TIFF, Clermont Ferrand, and Cannes.