Locally made “Joy and the Apocalypse” added to Lowell Film Fest weekend

In Attendance! Filmmakers Daniel Black & Ryan Convery
PLUS Christopher Murphy of MyTV New England
Sunday, May 1 @ 2PM
Boott Cotton Mills Museum Events Center
115 Foot of John Street (2nd floor), Lowell
Free admission!


Download / view the event flyer

A couple of months ago, we blogged our enthusiasm about the New England-made independent feature film Joy and the Apocalypse screening at Red River Theatres in Concord, NH. We braved the crappy weather that Saturday and made the trek to Concord to see the premiere and were so impressed that we contacted the filmmakers to find out if they’d be interested in bringing their clever film to Lowell. Luckily, co-director Daniel Black responded quickly, and we’re delighted to announce that Joy and the Apocalypse will be screening at the Boott Mills Museum Events Center in Lowell on Sunday, May 1 at 2 PM. Even better, it will be followed by a Q&A with filmmakers Daniel Black and Ryan Convery.

Made for an almost-unheard-of budget of less than $10,000, Joy & the Apocalypse exudes the same cinematic quality of some of the best indie films around, and it’s got a clever script to boot. Christopher Murphy, Film and TV Development Executive at MyTV New England, recognized the talent immediately, featuring Joy and the Apocalypse in the network’s recently-launched “Independent Film Series,” where it even enjoyed a Saturday night premiere on local stations. As one of our additional Special Guests, Chris will discuss this unique collaboration and the benefits MyTV has brought to the project.

If you’ve been following our updates on the 4th Annual Lowell Film Festival, May 1 falls at the tail end of that event, which means we’ll have four days in a row of quality cinema in the Mill City. We hope to see you on Film Festival Sunday for this Indie Film Matinee that celebrates the great filmmaking talent we have in New England! 

READ MORE on Joy and the Apocalypse:
NewEnglandFilm.com – “Finding Joy in the Apocalypse
Hollywood East Connection – “Exclusive interview with Vanessa Leigh
(star of JatA)
WickedChannel.com – “Joy and the Apocalypse movie review
Rogue Cinema – “Joy and the Apocalypse movie review”
The Northfield News – “NHS Grad Daniel Black writes, produces, directs feature film

Check out the official trailer:


Published by Lowell Film Collaborative

The Lowell Film Collaborative is a grassroots initiative in Lowell, MA, whose mission is to bring more cinematic awareness to the community.

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