CHASE JOYNT is a Toronto-based filmmaker, performer and writer. Recently awarded the EP Canada/Canada Film Capital Award for Emerging Canadian Artist and the Jury Award at the Regent Park Film Festival, Chase’s films Akin and I’m Yours are currently being exhibited internationally. His 2010 film, Everyday to Stay was awarded Best Short Film while on tour with Madrid’s International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, and the Jury Award for Best Documentary in Bangalore, India. Most recently, Chase starred as Mars Brito, the lead character in John Greyson’s Murder in Passing. Launched in January of 2013, Murder in Passing is widely regarded as the most ambitious transmedia public narrative project available on public screens worldwide. Chase's multi-media installation project RESISTERECTOMY, made in collaboration with Mary Bryson, is currently traveling with gallery shows in Halifax, Chicago and Vancouver, BC.
Chase holds a BA from the UCLA School of Theater Film and Television, and is pursuing a PhD in Film at York University in Toronto. In 2013-2014, he is in residence as a Visiting Artist and Scholar at the University of Chicago where he holds a Mellon Fellowship in Arts Practice & Scholarship at the Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry.
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