Upon graduating Trinity College Dublin's Samuel Beckett Centre with a Bachelor in Acting Studies, she moved to Sydney, Australia and later to London where she worked in both film and theatre. She is now based in her native Ireland.
In the course of her career she has played opposite actors such as Julie Christie, Iain Glen and Henry Cavill, and worked with internationally acclaimed directors including Pat O'Connor, Agnieskja Holland, and Alison Macleane.
Her performance as Oonagh in the multi-award winning, IFTA nominated Lily, earned her the award for Best Supporting Actress at the 2017 Underground Cinema Awards. She reprises this role in the current feature film adaptation titled Who We Love, which has just begun its festival journey.
She starred as the title character in The Callback Queen, a romantic comedy set in London’s film industry which premiered in the U.S. at George R. R. Martin’s Jean Cocteau Cinema. The film received two IFTA nominations at the 2016 Awards.
She played Iseult in Sanctuary, Len Collin’s groundbreaking, critically acclaimed film, which won awards around the world including Best Irish Feature Film of 2017 from the Dublin Film Critics Circle. She can also currently be seen in mystery thriller The Green Sea with Katharine Isabelle, directed by Randal Plunkett.
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Who We Love, a feature length adaptation of the IFTA nominated multi award winning short film Lily, will have its world premiere on Saturday 24th July at the 33rd Galway Film Fleadh. Amy-Joyce reprises her role as Oonagh, for which she won the Underground Cinema Best Supporting Actress Award in the short film version.
The LGBT drama is generating a lot of positive buzz ahead of its world premiere with previews on the RTE Six One News (below) and RTE.ie, as well as publications such as The Galway Advertiser, Scannáin and IFTN.
In addition both Amy-Joyce Hastings and Clara Harte were featured in the line up of ‘Women to Watch’ by Galway Now Magazine, and Harte has been nominated for the prestigious Bingham Ray New Talent Award at the 2021 Fleadh.
The film was directed by Graham Cantwell and the screenplay was written by Cantwell and Katie McNiece. The film stars Clara Harte, Dean Quinn, Amy-Joyce Hastings, Venetia Bowe, Danielle Galligan, Lynette Callaghan, Paul Ronan, Aisling O’Neill and Alison McGirr.
Cinematography was by American duo the Ray Sisters, and the film was produced by Cantwell, Alan Fitzpatrick and Edwina Forkin.
A solitary writer on a downward spiral life changes when the lead character of her novel comes to life in a physical from unrecognisable to her and will force her to face her dark past.
Mystery thriller feature The Green Sea, directed by Randal Plunkett and starring Katharine Isabelle and Hazel Doupe will be released on all major platforms via VOD and digital platforms on July 13 across UK/Ireland and North America.
Close to Nothing At All received second place in the prestigious City of Salzburg Simon S. Film Award. The hard hitting drama, written and directed by Lisa Bröckl, has been selected for two festivals in April 2021 – it will screen at the Underground Cinema in Dun Laoghaire, and at the Montreal Independent Film Festival.
Meanwhile the multi-award-winning QED, directed by Amy-Joyce Hastings, is screening on RTE 2 on Monday 29th March, and will be available on the RTE Player until April 28th.
Her latest directorial outing Sign of The Times, recently screened at the Chicago Irish Film Festival, as well as its premiere as part of the Galway Film Centre’s One Minute Film Festival at the Fleadh last July, plus subsequent screenings in Miami and Los Angeles.
Amy-Joyce Hastings has new headshots for 2021.
Amy-Joyce was invited to speak as a panellist on micro-filmmaking at the BFI London yesterday, as part of the 60 Second International Film Festival. Her award winning short film Body of Christ will be screened at various 60SIFF events worldwide as part of the multi city festival.
Filming is underway on Who We Love, the feature length adaptation of Lily, based on the multi award winning short film of the same name. Amy-Joyce reprises her role as Oonagh, for which she won the Underground Cinema Best Supporting Actress Award in the short film version.
The screenplay was written by Graham Cantwell and Katie McNiece, and is directed by Cantwell. The film stars Clara Harte, Dean Quinn, Amy-Joyce Hastings, Venetia Bowe, Danielle Galligan, Lynette Callaghan, Paul Ronan, Aisling O’Neill and Alison McGirr.
Cinematography is by the Ray Sisters, and it is produced by Alan Fitzpatrick and Edwina Forkin.
Amy-Joyce Hastings has had new headshots taken for 2019.