Director: Jessica Hinkson & Laura Nordin
Synopsis: One woman’s irreverent odyssey on her wedding day. JOEY, angelic and beautiful has a big day ahead of her. It’s her wedding day. However, now that the big day has arrived she finds herself unsure of what she wants. And it’s not because of her philandering groom-please. She knew about that months ago. What she’s unsure about is, is this what she really wants? Does she really know herself like she thinks she does? Is she where she wants to be in life and really, in love? Life is absurd and it’s about to get weirder as these thoughts become overwhelming sending her in to a catatonic daydream. Her friends a part of her subconscious, play a key role as we follow Joey on her soul quest of what, well, you’ll have to find out on this farcical irreverent journey.
Bio: If you’ve got your finger on the Pulse of the Canadian showbiz scene, you will have seen & loved Jessica in the original co-creation of “Charlie & Yoni” – which rocked the CBC Comedycoup Competition in 2014 and solidified her place as a creative force to watch. Since then Jess has continued to create and star in numerous award-winning short film projects. She is the co-creator/story editor/star of the multi-award winning short film “Jessica Jessica”. JJ can be streamed on CBC Gem, Amazon Prime (US & UK), & Omeleto (Europe & Worldwide). Currently, you can catch Jess in Lowell Dean’s “Another Wolfcop” as Dr. Ilsa Brundel alongside That Kevin Smith & Yannick Bisson, &, upcoming, Carinne Leduc’s “Home”. As an author, Jess’s writing has been published in Notable Life & The Elephant Journal. she is currently working on a literary deal for her first book that she co-authored, “Love Your Yoni”. She is also a mentor for WIFT-T’s mentorship program. In 2019 Jessica directed a music video for multi-award winning folk musician Andrea Ramolo: A re-imagination of Leonard Cohen’s iconic “Suzanne”. You can catch it on EXCLAIM.ca. JOEY, one woman’s irreverent odyssey on her wedding day, is Jessica’s directorial debut. Laura Nordin produces, directs, and acts. Currently based in Toronto, she is originally from Vancouver, BC. Laura holds her BFA from UBC and her MFA from the joint program between Harvard’s American Repertory Theatre Institute and the Moscow Art Theatre School. In 2010, she co-founded Filmcoop with Emily Andrews as a means to collaborate with and encourage filmmakers to realize their creative vision. In 2016, the CFC approached Laura and Emily to produce the short dramatic film CLEO which went on to premiere at TIFF 2016.
Program: On The Edge – VAEFF 2020