The world has been waiting for this day to come for four years. Tonight at 7:15 pm an asteroid will collide with the earth, killing everyone but a small few who have been chosen to survive and live in an underground colony. A hundred years from now, after the dust settles the colony members will surface and rebuild humanity. One of the first things they will build is a church. Benjamin (Reza Breakstone) is the man who is in charge of designing the first church for the new world. The plans are now finished. All Benjamin needs to do is give the plans to the colony before the asteroid hits the earth. The only thing stopping him is Joy (Vanessa Leigh), his crazy, pregnant, ex-girlfriend. This apocalyptic story is not about the survivors.
The “Joy and the Apocalypse” Teaser premiered before the Mourning Wood screening at the Millbury Elm Draught House on Saturday, October 23rd at 4pm. The teaser came out after only filming for less than a month. After 4 months of weekend shooting JATA wrapped on January 30, 2011. On February 12th, 2011 Joy and the Apocalypse aired it’s first television premiere on MyTV New England as a “Prime Time” event, from which the television executives had moved up from it’s original Saturday afternoon matinee, because of their intrigue and high appreciation for the film. This film was broadcasted to over 2.5 million homes in the New England region. Additionally, Joy and the Apocalypse held a theatrical showing at the Red River Theatre on Feb 5th 2011, and was consequently well received to a sold out audience. Joy and the Apocalypse will be aired on television again in the UK sometime in 2012 (more information coming soon) DVD’s of Joy and the Apocalypse are available now for purchase at www.joyandtheapocalypse.com