JOYCE DATILES is a multidisciplinary artist, writer / director and historian based in the UK. She was awarded the O. B. Hardison Artist Research Fellowship 2023 by the Folger Shakespeare Institute to develop her Elizabethan television series, THE LANDLORD’S DARK-HAIRED DAUGHTER. She is currently in the Media Cymru Strength in Places Cohort 2024 to research and develop her new extended realities (XR) technology project, MOON FIGHT XR with Cardiff University.
Joyce was selected for BAFTA Connect 2022 - 2025 and by CreativeUK as one of ten female filmmakers for its inaugural Industry Equals: Women in Screen incubator. She is an alum of Torino Film Lab, Young Vic Theatre Directors, Cambridge Film Festival Writers Lab, DirectorsUK Inspire and NFTS Script Development. She was selected for BAD WOLF TV / THE OTHER ROOM THEATRE Emerging Writers in Cardiff where she developed MOON FIGHT, her historical fantasy that was a Top 4 Finalist in the Amazon Prime Video x TriForce WriterSlam.
Her work has screened and won at Cannes, Sundance, PRADA Journal, Saatchi Art, VOGUE Italia, TATE Modern and Open City Docs London, among others. She co-founded the mixed-media art company, THE SPECTACLE MAKERS PRODUCTIONS with her long-time collaborator, the award-winning musician DEAR DAYSTAR. Spectacle Makers is supported by the Mayor of London’s Good Growth Fund and based at Somerset House.
Alongside her creative career, Joyce is an academic historian and UN Women delegate to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. She is a fierce champion for better representation for all under-represented groups in her work, both creative and academic, which focuses on promoting authentic diversity, gender equality and women’s rights.