Upon graduating Trinity College Dublin's Samuel Beckett Centre with a Degree 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.
Amy-Joyce recently won the Underground Cinema Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Oonagh in the multi-award winning, IFTA nominated Lily. She plays 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 has just completed filming mystery thriller The Green Sea with Katharine Isabelle, directed by Randal Plunkett. 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 is represented by Alex Cusack Management. This site contains media and information about her past and current film, television and theatre projects, for you to enjoy.
Amy-Joyce is attending the Cannes Film Festival for the first time. Her recent award winning film QED is screening as part of the Cannes Short Film Corner and she will attend a number of screenings and panels while at the festival.
Read an interview Amy-Joyce gave to magazine The New Current about the film ahead of her Cannes debut https://www.thenewcurrent.co.uk/amy-joyce-hastings
Following a recent shortlist screentest in Paris for Eric Barbier’s La Promesse de l’Aube (Pathé), Amy-Joyce has added a new clip in French to her collection of showreels.
Amy-Joyce Hastings has tonight won the inaugural Award for Best Original Content on Sky Television’s International Short Film Awards for her short film Body of Christ. The Awards Ceremony was held in Nottingham and will be broadcast on Sky Channel 212 on Monday 26th March at 22:00. The entire first series of The Short Film Show is currently available on Amazon Prime.
Body of Christ was commissioned by the Galway Film Centre (UNESCO City of Film). The film took home the Award for Best One Minute Film at the 7th Underground Cinema Film Festival, won 2nd place at the 28th Galway Film Fleadh’s One Minute Film Festival, and was nominated for the Micro Cinema Award at the Blackbird Film Festival in New York.
Comedy The Family Way, in which Amy-Joyce plays Sandra, had its International Premiere in New York at the Irish Screen America event. It has upcoming screenings at Irish Film London’s St. Patrick’s Day Film Festival and The Irish Film Festival Boston, as it kicks off its festival journey.
The Family Way was written and produced by Roisin Kearney, directed by Emmy Nominated Nuno Bernardo and stars Ciara O’Callaghan, Clara Harte, Steve Gunn and Oscar Nominated Jim Sheridan.
Amy-Joyce Hastings’ film QED has won Best Overall Short film at the prestigious Santa Fe Film Festival 2018. Amy-Joyce was in attendance at the festival for this was QED‘s International Premiere Screening.
This was her third trip to Santa Fe, where Lily previously won Best Narrative Short and a Courage in Cinema Award for its director Graham Cantwell.
Her first trip to Santa Fe was to promote the US Premiere of her feature film The Callback Queen at George R. R. Martin’s Jean Cocteau Cinema a couple of years ago.
Here she is pictured receiving the award from festival programmer Aaron Leventman, and with George R. R. Martin, Graham Cantwell and Ali McGirr.
Amy-Joyce is currently in Los Angeles with her company Film Venture, for development of their forthcoming Lily feature film project. The short film version has screened at over 60 festivals worldwide, including top tier festivals such as Rhode Island International Film Festival, Festival International du Film d’Aubagne and the Savannah Film Festival.
It has won a plethora of awards, including Best Supporting Actress (Underground Cinema Awards) for Amy-Joyce, the Iris Prize Youth Award, the Tiernan McBride Award (Galway Film Fleadh), the Audi Dublin Film International Festival Best Short, as well as securing an IFTA Nomination for Graham Cantwell for Best Film and a Writer’s Guild of Ireland ‘Zebbie’ Best Screenplay Nomination.
The feature film production of this highly successful short is expected to be filmed in late 2018.
Amy-Joyce’s directorial offering Body of Christ broadcast on SKY Television’s new series The Short Film Show on 22nd January. It is Nominated at The International Short Film Show Awards in Nottingham in March. Here she gives a video interview about how she got involved with making short films.
Sanctuary has been named Best Irish Feature Film of 2017 by the Dublin Film Critics Circle. It was also voted Best Irish Film by Irish Times readers in The Irish Times Ticket Awards. It goes on release in UK Cinemas this January and has received universally positive reviews from British Film Critics.
The film was directed by Len Collin for Zanzibar Films, and is distributed by Eclipse Pictures in Ireland and Guerilla Films in the UK.