I’m With Joy
Gilbert is a bit of a misfit. He's the odd non-hipster out at his job, his friends are self-absorbed, and his dating life is a string of awkward moments and sexual wreckage. That all turns around instantly when he meets Joy. But as they grow closer Gilbert begins to realize that something is wrong - and there may be more to his new girlfriend than it seems.
After Loss For Words the filmmakers spread across the country — New York, LA, Kansas City, Chicago, to take on new lives and new careers. The question was: where do we go from here?
Randy had a script in mind — an ambitious, layered story where every little thing mattered. He spent a year writing it, sending drafts back and forth, exploring different directions, and we tried to build a new team, based in New York, to pick up where we’d left off.
Jeremy Anderson and Danielle Peck read the script, and brought their broad skillsets to bare on the project, adding a professional polish to the look, feel, and sound. Leah Dowdy took control of planning, an impossible task of weaving the schedule through the cast and crews’s obligations. Jake Rubin and Grant Harris, both living in New York, returned to advise on the script and with casting. We held auditions for the first time ever, and quickly pegged Simon and Rosie the lead actors who could bring the story to life, along with the very funny Jim Anderson.
The movie premiered at the NewFilmmakers Showcase in New York to raving applause. But we’d written this movie for the web — to be watched on laptops, the way you’d catch a quick half-hour show on Netflix. It was both too long and too short for film festivals, which was fine with us. We brought it to people in their living rooms and social feeds, and as a result, it’s the most widely seen film we’ve made to date.
Written and directed by Randy Prywitch
Producers Danielle Peck and Jeremy Anderson
Executive Producer Jason Goldstein
Associate Producers Grant Harris and Jake Rubin
Production Manager Leah Dowdy
Simon Winheld as Gilbert
Rosie Sowa as Joy
Luke Mijatovic as Louis
Jim Anderson as Dr. Caruthers
Rebecca Rittenhouse as Beth
Summer Bills as Amanda
Manasa Vedula as Maggie
Leah Dowdy as Julie
Becca Gastfriend as Subway Girl
Max Schneller as Stranger with Mustache
Breedan Lowery as Subway Guy
Kyle Ayers, Sharone Havevy, Max Pava and Jake Rubin as Coworkers
Geneveive Meyers as Darcy
Shelley Molad as Miranda
Will Sevedge as The Other Guy
Jeremy Anderson, Tova Diamond, Anna Osterlind, Lee Scurry as Karaoke Extras
Vanessa Epstein, Matt Davis, Grant Harris, Mike Puckett, Mike Mushkin as Bar Extras
Nataysha Echevarria and Michelle Bocanegra as Exes
Directors of Photography Jeremy Anderson, Danielle Peck, Randy Prywitch
Colorist Josh Kanuck
Audio Mixer Janet Na
Edited by Randy Prywitch
Original Score by Dan Barton
Music by The Bye Byes, Nate Stein, Richard the Lionhearted, Root & Stem, Tom Sauk, and TV Girl
Equipment provided by Mathew Mills, Spacestation
Special Thanks to Laura Bariea, Tova Diamond, Paige Goodloe, Jill Harris, Julian Kim, Selena Lopez
Special Thanks to Bennan Lowery, Anna Moeslein, Mike Mushkin, Cassie Nemzoff, Brian Phares
Special Thanks to Tyrone Rhabb, Tommy Schultz, Lee Scurry, Patti Sullivan
Special Thanks to Book Court, The Estate, Moonshot Productions, Planet Rose, Skazzy's Cafe, Wyne-A-Bit
Special Thanks to Carly Duncan, Gilbert Ferebee, Freesound.org, Sara Meneely, Robbie Penzell, The Prywitch Family, Jason Ritter, Max Samis, Louis Santoro
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