BIO

  • USA & UK

WRITER | DIRECTOR | HISTORIAN

JOYCE DATILES is a writer, director and historian working between the UK and USA.

She is co-founder of production company, THE SPECTACLE MAKERS PRODUCTIONS which is based at Somerset House and supported by the Mayor of London Good Growth Fund through the Somerset House Trust.

Joyce was one of 10 emerging female filmmakers selected by CREATIVE ENGLAND for its inaugural Industry Equals: Women in Screen 2020, and was recently accepted to the prestigious TorinoFilmLab (TFL) 2020 and the 2021 BFI Network x BAFTA Crew cohort. Her upcoming art film, TO SEE THE CORPSE ALIVE secured National Lottery funding and is backed by the Arts Council. She is attached to adapt and direct a gothic film based upon a short story by Stephen King set to shoot in Kerry, Ireland this autumn.

Concurrent with her creative work, Joyce is a historian. She holds a dual doctorate in ancient history and anthropology awarded in 2017 by UCL, where she is a research fellow.