about Joyce Sherrí
Jobless and without concrete living arrangements, Virginia native, Joyce Sherrí, stepped off a Greyhound bus at New York City’s Port Authority bus terminal on August 23, 2010. Armed with her passion for creative writing, Joyce hurled herself into the independent film capital of the world in pursuit of a career as a writer and director.
After a year of working for various temporary agencies, Joyce was accepted into the Tisch Graduate Film program at New York University. While in the program Joyce has written and directed over a dozen short projects including ‘Sherman’, a comedy web series now available online and ‘down, down, baby’, which received an INDIE FEST Merit Award and screened as a special selection in the Langston Hughes African-American Film Festival in 2014. She is also featured in the 2015 Biennial Edition of CinéWomen’s Magazine for her work on the short film, ‘The Family Romance’. More recently, Joyce produced ‘Jungle’, which premiered at Sundance in January. Joyce was also selected by Spike Lee to receive one of the 2016 Spike Lee Fellowship Grants for her thesis film, ‘Forever’. In May 2016, Joyce completed her M.F.A in Filmmaking and is currently developing several projects including ‘The Ages’, a television series based on her thesis film.
FILM, TV & Commercial WORK
works in progress
The Ages (IN Development)
A one-hour serialized drama interwoven with southern gothic themes, ‘The Ages’, follows the turbulent relationship of Beau Hayes and Monica Flatts, an interracial couple in Virginia during the 1940’s who fall victim to a hate crime and miraculously become immortal. While based on the short film "Forever", the series will explore their immortality and journey with Beau and Monica from one decade to next in search of the right time to love one another.
SOME OF THIS IS TRUE (DEVELOPMENT)
Co-written with writer and illustrator Chris Kingsleigh "Some Of This Is True" is a graphic novel that explores various forms of relationships. Some funny, some sad and some a combination of both but all of which will ask questions of our readers: How do you fall in love? & Am I good enough to be loved?
A fantasy romance set in VA during the 1940's, Forever tells the story of Beau Hayes and Monica Flatts, an interracial couple who fall victim to a hate crime and test the limits of their love.
7Cities FIlm CollevtiVE (MARKET RESEARCH)
7Cities Film Collective is a non-profit organization that aims to serve the Hampton Roads region of Virginia through the art of cinema. Supporting our organization will allow us to offer FREE hands on filmmaking programs to area teens and various film based events for the community.
When an interstellar war makes its way to earth, Miranda Gadden must travel across the galaxy or risk losing the only home she has ever known forever.