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MOXY PRODUCTIONS

m0xY: ['mäk-sE]

1. Energy, pep
2. Courage, Determination
3. Know-how, Expertise

Moxy Productions was originally established to produce professional scale theatre that aimed to push the limits of the medium tastefully. m0xY also had a goal of employing new and rising talent to provide exposure for future actors and other aspiring theatre professionals. Actors such as Clint Butler and Mark Power (Oil and Water, Artistic Fraud) were in Moxy's Poor Super Man and Rope respectively as well as Republic of Doyle's Mark O'Brien who was in both those shows.

Before starting Moxy Productions though, Joshua Jamieson directed and produced All I Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten at the Theatre at St. John's Lane. The first official 'Moxy' production was staged at the LSPU Hall in May 2005 when Poor Super Man by Canadian Brad Fraser was presented. The critically acclaimed script offered the St. John’s community a show that pushed the limits, dealing with a variety of relationships, creative struggles, and illness.

The following year Moxy shifted gears to murder mystery, mounting a production of Patrick Hamilton's Rope. The show centered on two college guys who had committed a heinous crime just before proceeding to host a dinner party where guests ate off a chest holding the evidence. The script was the basis for Alfred Hitchcock's film of the same name, and was set in the 1920/30s, adding diversity the Moxy Productions resume.

Next, the company aimed to produce a script called Hardcore by Jonathan Swift after it gained acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The show was cast, rehearsed, and blocked but did not make it to stage.  A short film had previously been made involving a number of m0xY's core crew called FATE and so the company's focus shifted in 2007 to include film in m0xY's mission statement.

Work began on a full length documentary project in October of 2008 - the pre-production for what would become Just Himself: the story of Don Jamieson. A new team with strong film related skill sets was assembled and a 10 day production period began in 2010 after spending a year securing broadcasters, funding, and distribution. The film was finished and delivered in July 2011 then aired internationally in October that year on NTV, and was an official selection at the 2012 St. Johns Women's International Film Festival.

After the documentary project was complete, Joshua put his skills to work with Choices for Youth, creating a 20th anniversary video to commemorate the impact Choices has had on the community.

Moxy Productions' latest release is a short film for which Joshua is the producer/director/writer called Waiting Outside.... The short film won the NL Joy Award from the Linda Joy Media Arts Society for its outstanding script, which supported its three day shoot in August 2016 following Joshua's participation in the Newfoundland and Labrador Film Development Corporation’s film business development mission to Los Angeles, CA that summer. Waiting Outside… was ultimately fully completed in January 2018, and began its film festival circuit with availability at the Cannes Film Festival, specifically within the Short Film Corner. It has also been an official selection at the Nickel Independent Film Festival, FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival, the 2nd Annual Smith Sound Film Festival, and the Scottish Independent Film Festival.