Amy-Joyce has just wrapped filming Close to Nothing At All on location in Salzburg, Austria. The film is written and directed by Lisa Bröckl, produced by Saskia Eder for FH Salzburg with cinematography by Patrick Kamalzadeh. The hard hitting drama stars Amy-Joyce Hastings as Ava Collins alongside her onscreen family – Alicia Gerrard as Ailis, Andrea Kelly as Niamh, and Bill Murphy as Seán – the Collins family – with German actor Wolf Danny Homann (Michael) rounding out the ensemble cast. It is expected for completion in June 2019.
This week, alongside her Film Venture partner Graham Cantwell, Amy-Joyce was on the judging panel for Miss Universe Ireland, culminating in the live show held at the Mansion House, Dublin last night.
Gráinne Gallanagh was crowned Miss Universe Ireland 2018, replacing Cailín Áine Ní Toibín. Brittany Mason, MUI Director presented the live show alongside James Patrice.
This year’s judging panel also included Evoke.ie Editor Sybil Mulcahy, model Alannah Beirne, Business Director Margaret Clandillon and leading fashion designer Umit Kutluk, who designed Amy-Joyce’s red carpet gown.
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.
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 Christwas 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.