Bring Me Joy

Comedy. 2007: 9.45 mins

Sophie craves happiness. She sees an amazing white sofa in a shop window and falls in love with it. But instead of bringing her the joy she sought, she experiences nothing but frustration and disaster.


Sophie White – Blue Merrick
Sadie – Kate Wood
Jonathan – Tim Hibberd
Geraldine – Susan Mitchell
Alison – Denise Kennedy
Meena – Jasmine Givnan
Isaac – Sonny Givnan
Delivery Man – Steve Haythorne


Writer/Director – Debbie Howard
Producers – Debbie Howard and Kayleigh Cruickshank
DoP – Mark Cohen
Editor – Christopher Hall
Sound Design – Grant Bridgeman
Sound Recordist – Rowan October
Gaffer – Alex Veitch
Graphics – Bird&Bee

Original Music

The Lovers (RAK publishing), Sara Hawley, The Wizards of Twiddly

Screened at film festivals internationally.

Festival Awards/Nominations

Won Best Comedy at Wood Green International Short Film Festival, London, 2008

Nominated for Best Short Film at Female Eye Film Festival, Toronto, March 2009

Nominated for Best Narrative Short at Swansea Bay Film Festival, Swansea, 2008

Nominated for Best Comedy at End of the Pier Film Festival, Bognor, 2008

Screened at film festivals all over the world.