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Stillwater, OR

10 minute short film, currently in post | Providence, RI

Writer, Director, Producer, Production Designer, Actor

Proof of concept for homonymous feature film, screenplay available upon request

Stills Below

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SYNOPSIS
In an alternate history where the Cold War continues, star-crossed lovers dodge the draft by eloping to serve out their duty aboard a remote submarine. Upon return to their traditional hometown, the young wife finds domesticity more confining than life underwater. When the landlord's toilet crashes onto their marital bed, she is forced to take a job from the town pariah, a serial widow. 

ABOUT THE PRODUCTION  - Originally set to begin principal photography April 1, 2020, this project was delayed when COVID hit the US in March, 2020. The thirty person crew dispersed around the globe, and I ended up dragging 3,000lbs of lumber around Providence for the next 13 months. To accommodate the pandemic, I took on the roles of production designer and actor, in addition to writer, director, and producer.
 

Stripped 

7 minute short film | Five Fifty Five Films | London, UK

Writer, Director, Producer

Trailer Below, VIEW FULL SCENE HERE 

SYNOPSIS

A math whiz's acceptance to an elite university threatens her father’s modern orthodox Jewish values, sparking a family disagreement that leads to a shocking discovery.

CREW Written, Directed, Produced by Joëlle Dong
           Executive Produced by Kate Baxter
           Cinematography by Ariel Artur
           Score by Karya Sezener 
           Edited by Logan Cody
           Sound by Max Sternlicht
           Starring Lydia Bradford, Sam Newman, Rachel Gaffin, Dora Fidler


ABOUT THE PRODUCTION

While interning for Five Fifty Five Films, my boss invited me to pitch a few ideas. She selected Stripped, and within two weeks I took the story from idea to wrap for under 700 dollars. It was a wonderful crash course in independent filmmaking.
 

Of Tea and Smoke

Live Action TV series set in Opium War Era Macau

Creator

Pilot screenplay,  story bible, and pitch materials available upon request.

Concept Art Below

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SYNOPSIS 

A Eurasian bastard daughter accidentally kills her pirate turned Macanese magnate mother and inherits a robust opium smuggling operation, suspicious family members, a financially taxing ancestral village, treacherous international business partners, and a host of underworld enemies.

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