about chase


Chase Joynt is a moving-image artist and writer whose films have won jury and audience awards internationally. His latest short film, Framing Agnes, premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, won the Audience Award at Outfest in Los Angeles, and is being developed into a feature film with support from Telefilm Canada’s Talent to Watch program. Concurrently, Chase is in production on a feature-length hybrid documentary about jazz musician Billy Tipton, co-directed with Aisling Chin-Yee. Joynt’s first book You Only Live Twice (co-authored with Mike Hoolboom) was a 2017 Lambda Literary Award Finalist and named one of the best books of the year by The Globe and Mail and CBC. His second book, Conceptualizing Agnes (co-authored with Kristen Schilt), is under contract with Duke University Press.

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.



Recent Projects



To contact Chase directly, please use the form below.

For Framing Agnes production and press:
Samantha Curley | Producer
1728 Glendale Blvd. #3
Los Angeles, CA | 90026

For Framing Agnes distribution:
Jesse Brossoit | Distribution Coordinator
Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre

Projects currently distributed by Vtape and Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre. A Short Film Compilation for educational purposes – I’m Yours, Resisterectomy and Akin – is available here.

Literary Representation:
Samantha J. Haywood | Literary Agent
President, Transatlantic Agency
(416) 488-9214  |  @s_haywood

For You Only Live Twice bookings and press:
Jessica Rattray | Publicist
Coach House Books
80 bpNichol Lane
Toronto, ON | M5S 3J4
(416) 979-2217

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