Chase Joynt is a moving-image artist and writer whose work interrogates representations of gender and violence. Awarded the EP Canada/Canada Film Capital Award for Emerging Canadian Artist (Inside Out, Toronto) and jury awards for Best Documentary (Bangalore, Regent Park), Best Short (Ecuador) and Best Documentary Short (Seattle), Chase’s work continues to be exhibited internationally. In 2013, Chase starred as Mars Brito, the lead character in John Greyson’s Murder in Passing, which is widely regarded as the most ambitious transmedia public narrative project available on public screens worldwide. His most recent two film projects, Between You and Me and Genderize, are now streaming live online with CBC Digital Docs.
As a recipient of a Mellon Fellowship in Arts Practice and Scholarship at the University of Chicago, Chase’s recent speaking engagements include Harvard University, Princeton University, NYU, The New York Academy of Medicine, University of Manchester, UC Berkeley, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Chase holds a BA from the UCLA School of Theater Film and Television, and a PhD in Film from York University. His first book You Only Live Twice (co-authored with Mike Hoolboom) is a 2017 Lambda Literary Award Finalist and named one of the Best Books of 2016 by The Globe and Mail and CBC. Chase is a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago.