Untitled preproduction

Something is rotten in the state of redacted.

                         Lilith . John Collier
                                    Lilith . John Collier   

Bleak as the Setting Sun 16mm / 13 min / 2024 

When hospitals prohibit visitors, a young woman tries to keep her palliative mother at home, while grappling with her own physical and emotional disintegration.

Written & Directed by Joanna Decc
Produced by Ahlam Hassan & Philippe Corbin
Director of Photography Mack Calistan 

Editor Kalainithan Kalaichelvan
Assistant Editor Dylan Ntwali
Associate Producer Sangitha Mensingh
On Set Coach/Associate Producer Jane Moffat
Sound Designer & Rerecording Mixer João Thiré
5.1 Mixer Mike Kennedy
Production Designer Logan Graham Greene
Original Music by Kalaisan Kalaichelvan
Colourist Sam Gilling
Assistant Director Goldbloom Micomonaco
1st AC Adrian Muir
2nd AC Alex Berceanu
Location Sound Recordist Keth Sivakumar
Gaffer Willy Minh Le
Key Grip Eamon Hills Swing Sam Pearce
Steadicam Jan Schäle Ubeda
Script Supervisor Reshma Chandran
Set Dresser Lysandra Falsitta
Set Dresser Hannah Simard

Hair and Makeup Michael Cubero
Painting Izabella Orlowski
BTS Hayley Keenan

Created with the generous support of
The Canada Council for the Arts
The Ontario Arts Council
The Toronto Arts Council
The National Film Board of Canada Filmmakers Assistance Program
The Canadian Film Centre
The Liason of Independant Filmmakers Toronto
+ Friends + Family + campaign donors

Canadian Film Fest / 2024

Quarter- finalist, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards; Honorable Mention, The Finish Line Script Competition; Second Rounder, Austin Film Festival Script Competition;


Orwo UN54 

8mm film developed by me in my bathtub in a shoddy but very rewarding operation involving buckets, instant coffee, washing soda, and vitamin c.

Orwo UN54 (Positive)


Kodak 50D (Super 8)

Summer Met Me

An excerpt from Summer, an ongoing project part of a tetrology of the seasons. Shot on super8.

*Selected for the online exhibition Tune into Green presented by Diorama Room.


Sabrina on 8mm Fomapan R-100.


Fed on 8mm Fomapan R-100.

What Once Was

An exploration of caregiving. Shot on super8. 


A day in the life of a vampire. 8mm Ektachrome.

                                          TO A SENSITIVE SOUL: I, a cynic, sensitive soul? By Diana’s thigh! That insult ought to be washed away with blood, if blood ever washed away anything in this world. No, sensitive soul, I am no cynic, I was a man; my brain was a theater in which plays of all genres were staged, sacred plays, austere dramas, sentimental works, gay comedies, topsy-turvy farces, morality plays, burlesque — pure pandemonium, sensitive soul, a tumult of things people in which you might see everything, from the rose of Smyrna to the rue growing in your own backyard, from Cleopatra’s magnificent couch to the corner of the beach where a beggar shivers away the night. It was host to thoughts of the most various castes and complexions. Nor was it the sole province of the eagle and the hummingbird; the slug’s and the toad’s habitats were represented there as well. Take back those words, then, sensitive soul, give your nerves a shake, clean off your eyeglasses — sometimes it’s all in the eyeglasses — and let us do away with this thicket flower once and for all. — Machado de Assis, The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas