Joy Hopwood is an award-winning scriptwriter and writer. Joy’s first two feature films, ‘The Casting Game’ and ‘The Script of Life’, have won International awards and her third feature – Rhapsody of Love has the esteemed title of being the ‘First Asian Australian Romantic Comedy’ with a theatrical release in Dendy cinemas in June 2021.

Joy was contributing writer for ‘Growing Up Asian in Australia’ edited by Alice Pung (Black Ink Books) and ‘Chinese Australian Women’s Stories and Reflecting On Life’ (Pearson Education).


  • 2021      Get A Life, Alright! – feature film
  • 2020      Rhapsody of Love – feature film
  • 2019      The Script of Life – feature film
  • 2017      The Casting Game – feature film
  • 2013      The Wong Side of Life – theatre play for Cancer Council NSW
  • 2013      Colour of Change – short film
  • 2000      Deadline – short film
  • 2000      Thank You Fairy Joy – children’s book
  • 1999      Thank You Fairy Joy – animation video series for NSW Police & Public Schools NSW                   

Published books

  • Contributing writer for Growing Up Asian in Australia (Black Inc Books) edited by Alice Pung
  • Chinese Australian Women’s Stories (Jessie St Library / CHAA)
  • Reflecting on Life (Pearson Education)

Education, training & achievements

  • Bachelor of Arts (Edith Cowan University, Western Australia)
  • Australian Citizen of The Year nominee 2009 & 2013

Victoria Jackson

Victoria Jackson has a Bachelor Arts degree with a Double Major in Theatre Arts and Journalism (Curtin University 1997). As a third-year student, she won an AFI Screen Producers Award (WA Chapter) in 1999 for a Documentary she produced starring Andrew Denton, Julia Morris, Kitty Flanagan, Tim Ferguson and Greg Fleet “Dying is Easy…Comedy Is Hard” and sold it to the Foxtel Network.

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