Directed by Joyce Wong
A slice-of-life dark comedy about Betty, a lonely female security guard working at a deteriorating strip mall. Isolated and friendless, a glimmer of hope appears when a makeup salesman shows Betty kindness, leading to an unexpected sexual encounter. Although Betty and her paramour are well meaning in their intentions, their behavior ends up causing both of their lives to unravel. Winner of the Jury Award, Best Narrative at CAAMfest 2017. A VAFF Best Canadian Feature Award nominee.
Previous Screening / Awards:
Slamdance Film Festival 2017; CAAMfest 2017, Jury Award, Best Narrative; Atlanta Film Festival 2017; FAAIM Showcase 2017; Newport Beach Film Festival 2017; Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2017; Bentonville Film Festival 2017; Hell’s Half Mile Film and Music Festival 2017; New Orleans Film Festival 2017, Torino Film Festival 2017
Joyce Wong’s previous films include: The Power of Love (Celine Dion Fans in Kenya), which screened at Hot Docs in 2010, EMBODYING TORONTO, which won WIFT-T’s “Most Innovative Film by a Female Director Award” at the Toronto Urban Film Festival in 2009, Souvenirs From Asia, which won Outstanding Canadian Short at the Reelworld Film Festival, and Banana Bruises, which won Best Fiction Short at York University’s Cinesiege Film Festival in 2006. Joyce graduated from York University with a BFA in Film Production in 2007, participated in the Berlinale Talent Campus in 2008, and the Toronto International Film Festival’s Talent Lab in 2016. Her work has been supported by the Canada Arts Council and Ontario Council for the Arts. Wexford Plaza is her first feature, and is based on her memories of growing up in Scarborough, Ontario.
Director/Writer: Joyce Wong
Producers: Matt Greyson, Harry Cherniak, Joyce Wong
Preceded by: Touring
Precedes: Wexford Plaza