Local filmmaker Roger Maunder has won the Newfoundland Joy Award for his short film, “Between Two Walls.”
The film follows politician Jeremy Barron at a crucial time of his life, with his past threatening to catch up with him. According to its synopsis, the film “explores the myth of untouchability, the inevitability of corruption in the face of power, and the addictive delusions of great ambition.
Maunder, founder of the Nickel Independent Film Festival, is a director, producer and writer. As winner of this year’s award, he will receive more than $12,000 in cash and film services.
The Joy Awards are given annually, and recognize exceptional talent in media arts in the Atlantic provinces. Four awards were presented this week, during the Atlantic Film Festival in Halifax, including the Joy Award (Brittany Amos for “Gun Shy”), the 902 Post Joy Award (Chris Spencer Lowe for “Transfer”), and the Newfoundland Joy Award. The New Brunswick Joy Award, Technicolor Post Joy Award and the Helen Hill Animated Joy Award will be announced at the Silver Wave Film Festival in Fredericton, N.B. in November.