|Cast: ||Joy Shatz|
|Crew: ||Executive Producers: John Andrew Gallagher - Producers: Joy Shatz - Screenwriters: Joy Shatz - Cinematographer: Alex Watson-eng - Editor: Dan Simon - Composer: Joy Shatz
Original Music by Joy Shatz (Additional Music by Studio Cutz) -
Makeup & Hair: Kelley Coleman -
Editor: Dan Simon -
Sound Design & Mix: Bryant Falk (Abacus Entertainment, LLC) -
Assistant Director: Brandon Tyrie -
Assistant Camera: John O'Connell Hannon -
Sound: Nick HallBilsback, Trevor Hoar -
Grip: Victoria Eng|
The Wild Woman: Legend or reality? This quirky mockumentary takes you on a quest to solve a modern mystery. All roles are played by Joy Shatz, who is also the director, writer and producer.
Joy Shatz is a graduate of the Conservatory Program at the Atlantic Theater Company, where she was fortunate to attend master classes taught by founders William H. Macy and David Mamet. Before graduating from Atlantic, Joy was cast in her first principle role in an international short film, which screened at many European and American film festivals. This was followed by steady New York theater work as well as short films, improv and sketch comedy. "Wild Woman" is Joy's first venture into filmmaking.
In May of 2012 I was a busy actress, eager to start working on a bunch of exciting summer projects. By August of 2012, after every one of those projects fell through, I was left disappointed and out of work. But instead of just getting back on the audition line with the 500 or so other young women who look like me, I took a risk. Inspired by one-person theater pieces, I thought, "What if I do a one-person movie? And what if I play multiple roles in it? Maybe I can create something that nobody knows I'm capable of." And so, "Wild Woman" was born.
Playing all 13 characters in "Wild Woman" was my greatest dream / most daunting nightmare. But add onto that the fact that I was now writing, directing and producing this short film, when I'd never actually stepped behind a camera before, and you have an interesting situation. From the very beginning, I took my new role as filmmaker seriously. "Wild Woman" needed to be more than my personal showreel, it needed to be, well, a film. A film with an entertaining story, with good lighting and clear sound and color and all the things I knew nothing about.
But with a little hard work, dedicated people who were willing to humor me and, quite frankly, a whole lot of na´ve enthusiasm on my part, we pulled it off. "Wild Woman," the quirky little mockumentary comedy that once lived only in my imagination, is now a film.