Joey Ally is a filmmaker raised in New York City, based in LA.
Joey’s work as a director includes shorts MINIMUM WAGE (PSISF 2015), PARTNERS (Sundance 2016), JOY JOY NAILS (Tribeca 2017), two episodes of Women in Film’s gender parity satire “Flip the Script,” and a corporate spoof of “The Office” she made for WME|IMG, for which she won “Video of the Year 2015”. As an actor, most recently she co-wrote and starred in dark comedy ARE YOU STILL SINGING for Turner and Refinery29’s Shatterbox program, which screened at TIFF and BFI:London.
She is the 2019 recipient of the The Adrienne Shelly Foundation Women Filmmakers Grant on behalf of the Sundance Institute, as well as an alum of the American Film Institute Directing Workshop for Women, Tribeca/Chanel “Through Her Lens”, the AFI/Fox Directors Lab, Universal Pictures Directors Intensive, and the Sundance Institute Screenwriting Lab 2018 and Sundance Creative Producing Summit. Her work has been featured across the internets including by The New Yorker, Vimeo Premieres, Indiewire, Slate, Short of the Week, Vulture, The Hollywood Reporter, Deadline, Elle, and Bustle.
She’s driven straight across America three times, and is learning to enjoy “sports” for the first time in her life. Otherwise, she is developing projects through Silverox Pictures, which she shares with her DP and partner in all things T.J. Williams, Jr.
Joey loves film, and believes it can change the world (or else what’s the point?). She is represented by WME|IMG and Good Fear Film + Management.
Synopsis of film(s)
JOY JOY NAILS –
Manager Sarah gets her claws out when she suspects new-hire Mia of being after her man — only to discover that everyone’s a victim at JOY JOY NAILS.
When a slump in work/life Partners Kate and Leigh’s sex life forces them to reconsider their relationship, they must confront how intertwined their lives have become.
MINIMUM WAGE –
Walking home from a rough night at work, a cocktail waitress takes a chance when a stranger mistakes her identity.
Link to films of Joey Ally
Grant Winning Project: The Hater (2019)