My name is Joy Ndombeson, I'm a Screenwriter and Director
I was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but my parents left when I was 1, and didn't go back until I was 10. So I grew up in a few different countries, and fast forward many years, I now live in the United States.
My love for storytelling made me gravitate towards many different things like: public speaking, Music, Dance, and eventually creating videos, which ultimately led to falling in love with film making.
Even though at the time, it just felt like I couldn't pick one thing and stick with it, I realize now how all these amazing art forms were helping me become a better storyteller. So when I stumbled into screenwriting and directed my first "very" short film, I was sold; It was love at first sight.
I remember the first time, when after spending weeks and months on a script, I saw it coming to life on a set through a cast and crew; Words just can't capture that feeling. In that moment, I knew I was doing exactly what I was put here for.
Whether it's through a movie, a song, a speech, a book, or a simple conversation; Stories move us. They touch and reshape us. I mean, all of us have a story that moved us so deeply at one point in time that we were never the same after it. And that's why I write and create stories.
I am driven by the passion to create and share stories that can move, entertain, amaze, inspire, educate, and impact the world for generations.
Unique traits: Fluent in french, English, Lingala, and Kikongo. Grew up in 11 different countries.
Captives Budget: $0 - $100K | Sci-fi ⋄ Thriller A conflicted scientist pushes the moral boundaries with her experiments to find a cure and save her husband. The mutated virus she is fighting against has already infected half of the human population, turning them into the monsters called Captives.
E-Chipped Budget: $5M - $10M | Sci-fi ⋄ Thriller A public librarian, remorseful for causing the death of his best friend has buried a painful secret deep inside. He must now confront his guilt and fears, while protecting his pregnant wife from the monsters created by a worldwide acclaimed procedure.
In Color Budget: $1M - $5M | Musical ⋄ Drama A mixed girl develops a strong hatred for everything that reminds her of her abusive father, including the half of her that's black. She is forced to confront the hurt from her past when a young black man who's hard to hate comes into her life.
SIMU - Short Musical Budget: $0 - $100K | Mystery ⋄ Thriller After being cheated on by his fiancee, a bitter young man decides to shut everybody out of his life; Everybody except SIMU. He now has to choose between the healing presented by the caring letters of his best friend and his dangerous self-destructive relationship with SIMU.
Film (short) by Independent Screenwriter and Director A conflicted scientist pushes the moral boundaries with her experiments to find a cure and save her husband. The mutated virus she is fighting against has already infected half of the human population, turning them into the monsters called Captives.
Film (short) by Independent Screenwriter and Director A social media film highlighting the monopolization and violent fights for resources in countries taken advantage of all around the world. Inspired by true events.
The Lion King (Jr. Broadway)
Theater by Edison High School Choreographer and Director The Junior Broadway adaptation of the Lion King Musical.
Film (short) by Independent Screenwriter, Director, and Actor A visual emotion exploration of guilt, fear, loneliness, and regret... (Inspired by real event)
Fresno Pacific University