Joy Thierry Llewellyn


Joy Thierry Llewellyn is a television and movie screenwriter and story editor and a senior instructor in the Writing for Film & Television Program at the Vancouver Film School. Her television credits include consultant and researcher on the Movie Channel adaptation documentary “weird sex & snowshoes,” two seasons story editing the Vancouver scripts for “Incredible Story Studio” (YTV), researching and writing scripts for two lifestyle series, “The Simple Way” (Vision TV) and “Couples” (OPS/PBS), and doing script analysis for Movie Central. One of her favourite documentary projects, “Hardship and Hope,” is on perpetual display at the Britannia Heritage Shipyard Museum. She was on the board of WIFTV for four years, including a term as President, and on Vancouver International Film Festival’s Canadian Images Selection Committee for several years. Joy continues to be on film and television juries as a way of paying it forward and being inspired and challenged by the diverse and creative work produced by our Canadian film and television industry. She has adapted films into TV series and books into film scripts, and written film, television, documentary, and corporate scripts. She was a resident in the “TV Drama Program” at the Canadian Film Centre, a recipient of a Lifetime Membership Award from WIFTV Vancouver for her role in mentoring filmmakers, and received a CTV Fellowship to attend the Banff Television Festival. She has written fiction and creative non-fiction pieces for radio, newspapers, and magazines, including a creative non-fiction story that was a winner in the 2011 Commonwealth Short Story Competition. She recently began writing Young Adult fiction and has just completed her third YA manuscript. Two of her play activities are travel and long distance hiking, which have resulted in her backpacking around the world for a year with her husband and two children, living in a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery in Kathmandu while researching the resident Rinpoche, and hiking 1,600km of the Santiago de Compostela trail. Living out of a backpack has proven to her that “Not all who wander are lost,” to quote J.R.R. Tolkien. The photograph is of Joy oh-so-casually sticking her foot under the railing to touch the red carpet at Cannes, France.

  • Area(s) of Interest: Writers
  • Current Profession: Writer, Story Editor, Workshop Presenter, Teacher
  • Company/Employer: Vancouver Film School, Contract Writer and Story Editor
  • Work References or Credits: Resume available