Thursday night. Late night shopping. Joy, 15, wants to have fun. JOY is an exploration of an adolescent girl's journey of self-discovery set in the garish twilight world of Sydney's late night shopping malls and roof tops. The film uses exciting techniques such as speed ramping, freeze frames and scrolling text to convey a poignant and disturbing trend in Australian and International youth. Writer and Director Cate Shortland is recognised as one of Australia's most exciting new filmmakers.