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Based on a true story. We first meet young Jonny as he prepares to give the performance of a lifetime; a private rendition of Happy Birthday, Mr President in the style of Marilyn Monroe. He is elated, but receives a lacklustre response from his parents and their guests. We next meet Jonny in his early 20s. He’s become a youth leader at a hip, modern Christian Church. After the service he is greeted by his girlfriend and we wonder, how did THAT boy, become THIS boy? Joy Boy follows through a series of fractured events in Jonny’s journey to fully embracing his inner self, his sexuality and his joy. This is the true story of Jonny, his mother’s little joy boy.

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Director
Stef Smith
Writers
Stef Smith  Jonny Hawkins
Producer
Belinda Dean  Morgan Benson-Taylor
Executive Producers
Toni Malone  Claire Tonkin
Dir. of Photography
Tania Lambert
Composer
Jonny Higgins
Editor
Grace Eyre
Cast
Jonny Hawkins - George Holahan-Cantwell - Paul Capsis - Alison Bell - Eden Falk - Andrew McFarlane - Tracy Mann - Patrick Jhanur
Production Completion
2018
Genre
Drama
Production Company
Unko Pty Ltd
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