Chase Joynt


A writer and director whose films have won jury and audience awards internationally. With Aisling Chin-Yee, Chase co-directed No Ordinary Man, a feature-length documentary about jazz musician Billy Tipton, which was presented at Cannes Docs 2020 as part of the Canadian Showcase of Docs-in-Progress and premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2020.

His latest short film, Framing Agnes, premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, won the Audience Award at Outfest in Los Angeles, the Juror Award at the Ann Arbor Film Festival, and is being developed into a feature film with support from Telefilm Canada’s Talent to Watch program.

Joynt’s first book You Only Live Twice (co-authored with Mike Hoolboom) was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist and named one of the best books of the year by The Globe and Mail and CBC.

With projects supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Chase’s work is distributed by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre and VTape.