Joy Boy


Based on a true story, Joy Boy is a moving and fractured retelling of the defining moments in the life of a young gay man, Jonny, caught between his conservative family, an evangelical church and his emergent sexuality.

Writer/Director: Stef Smith

Co-Writer: Jonny Hawkins

Joy Boy is a GEFF (Generator Emerging Filmmakers Fund) film, made with the assistance of Create NSW in association with SBS. Joy Boy premiered to Australian audiences on SBS in February 2018.


WINNER: Best Australian Short - Melbourne Queer Film Festival 2019

WINNER: Best Film & Best LGBTQI Film - West End Film Festival 2019

WINNER: Best Director, Best Screenplay and Audience Choice Awards - Freshflix Film Festival Vivid 2019

Nominee: Best Short Film - Screen Producers Awards 2018

Nominee: Best Casting in a Short Film - Australian Casting Guild 2018

Screenings: St Kilda Film Festival 2019, Fear No Film - Utah Arts Festival 2019

Joy Boy - Trailer

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