Film * TV * Internet
GOHRING PRODUCTIONS, Est. 2009
(Los Angeles & Austin)
We create high quality comedic & dramatic content for film, television and new media.
“Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own voice. Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.”
Producer / Director
Joy is currently directing the "Undergrads: South" docu-reality series created by actor James Franco. She won Best Short at the 2011 Cannes Indie Film Festival for her short "Mental." She directed the highly acclaimed sci-fi comedy series, "DateAHuman.com," and has written and/or directed many shorts including, "Not Tonightie" and “Hot Pocket Pocket" on FunnyorDie. Her award-winning short "18" is currently airing on PBS, in "On Story." Joy has developed and written for Lionsgate, A Very Good Production, Carsey-Werner-Mandabach, FX Network, Oxygen, Disney, HBO Comedy Festival, NBC Universal and Yahoo! She is currently attached to direct the feature films: "Woomen," a mockumentary, "Sugar Baby," a teen dramedy and "The Flaming Jerk," a small town odd-ball comedy.
BACKGROUND Joy began as a comedienne in 2000 when she was plucked from thousands of acts all over the U.S. to perform at HBO’s Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. From 2001-2005 she wrote and/or starred in two TV series based on her own unique brand of comedy for the Oxygen Network, including “Good Girls Don’t…” In 2007 Joy was selected to host stand-up at the “Just For Laughs” Comedy Festival. She performed improv periodically with Wayne Brady from 2008-2009 in his Vegas Show, “Makin’ Sh*t Up!
After developing and directing several award-winning live stage shows and shorts, Joy went back to school for directing...
EDUCATION Joy received a full scholarship to and subsequently graduated from The American Film Institute's prestigious Directing Workshop for Women. She is also a Journalism/Business Alumna of the University of Texas in Austin. Her mother was a former nun and her father was a former monk. Yes, it's true.
DGA Premier of "18"-Portia Doubleday
"Good Girl" Melissa Hunter & Jake Abel