BIO

  • USA & UK

WRITER | DIRECTOR | HISTORIAN

JOYCE DATILES is a writer, director and historian. Her work has screened and won on the international film festival and art circuit, exhibiting at the Cannes Film Festival, PRADA Journal, VOGUE Italia, Canada Indie, the British Film Institute (BFI), Open City London, Festival of the Moving Image and more. She is the recipient of the 2019-2020 Digital Artist Residency with Magdalen Art Space, Oxford.

Her work has been described as 'favorite of the night' (Cannes, BritFilms), 'a moving piece' (UK Music Video Awards jury, The Shiny Awards) and 'best film that captures human possibility' (United Nations World Youth Alliance (WYA) Film Festival, New York).

Joyce is co-founder of THE SPECTACLE MAKERS PRODUCTIONS LTD (https://thespectaclemakers.com), an independent film, television and mixed media production company. The company’s mission is to produce female-centric narratives with women in lead positions of production and currently has a slate of projects in development, including a historical drama series and a gothic thriller based upon a short story by acclaimed author Stephen King (THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, CASTLE ROCK, THE DARK TOWER).

Joyce was awarded a Power 30 Under 30 for Arts, Media and Entertainment and was selected for Directors UK INSPIRE 2019, BAFTA Crew, the Cambridge Film Festival Writers Lab and the BFI Network Producers Lab 2019. Outside of her creative work, Joyce is a historian and visual anthropologist. She holds a dual doctorate in ancient history and film from University College London (UCL) where she is currently a research associate in classics. She works between the USA and UK.