Soft

Synopsis

FEATURE FILM CALLING CARD

Joey

Producer(s)

Daniel Sedore, Alexandra Roberts

Director(s)

Joseph Amenta

Year

2022

Creator Bio

Joseph is a genderqueer filmmaker based in Toronto, Canada who focuses on post-genre stories emersed in the underbelly and subcultures of the LGBTQ community. They have produced, written, and directed short films screening at festivals internationally in addition to being broadcast across Canada, Europe, and Africa through Canal+ and CBC amongst other platforms. Their short Haus (2018) was fully funded by Canada Council for the Arts and selected for the International Competition at Clermont-Ferrand International 2019, and their most recent short Flood (2019) premiered at Toronto International Film Festival. Joseph was selected for the TIFF Talent Lab in 2019 after recently completing their residency at the Canadian Film Centre Directors’ Lab in 2018. They have received Telefilm Talent To Watch funding for their first feature film Tribe (2020), for which they received the Toronto Screenwriting Conference Breakthrough Artist Award for their script. They have an honours degree from Ryerson University in Film Studies in which they graduated Summa Cum Laude. They currently work as a professor at Toronto Film School, teaching students in the Film Production Program.


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