Merritt Island High alum & writer/director Lydia Joyner will share her experiences growing up in the foster care system and overcoming adversity to become a filmmaker. She has crafted her experiences into a feature film that will be produced this spring.
Meet the filmmakers and hear Lydia’s remarkable story.
Writer/Director Lydia Joyner is returning to her hometown of Brevard County, Florida to film Sunny Lane. It is here that Lydia faced some of the biggest challenges of her life, but it is also home to all of the amazing people that helped her along the way. She is coming to Brevard County to speak to children, service providers, and the public about turning challenges into success, raising the voices of abused children, how to lend a hand and make a difference in the lives of foster children, and paying it forward. “As an abused child, blindness comes across you and fogs the vision of your authentic self. Once upon a time I had the fog and I was not living life. I plan on helping others lift the blindness that binds them from their full potential, so they can live happier fuller lives.” – Lydia Joyner
Joyner has partnered with producers Katie Maguire Edri and Nicole Potter to raise financing for the production which they plan to begin filming next Spring. Joyner and Potter also formed a new film and television production company, Walla Walla Bing Bang Productions. "With Walla Walla Bing Bang Productions we want to bring a variety of issues to the forefront through our films and the way we do business, while entertaining and lifting the human spirit. Have fun. Lend a hand- that’s the spirit of Walla Walla.” - Nicole Potter
Sept. 30th, 2012, 2pm
Cocoa Beach Library Community Room
550 N. Brevard Ave., Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 • (321) 868-1104
45 minute talk, Refreshments & Meet & Greet after
first come first serve, no library card necessary
About the Film, Sunny Lane
Two teenage cousins, Eden and Izzie, born into an abusive family, always found ways
to protect each other, but when Eden’s mother has a schizophrenic episode the two are
separated into a foster care system that only perpetuates the violence forcing each
young girl to find their way out alone. For more visit www.sunnylanefilm.com
Contact: Nicole Potter
Walla Walla Bing Bang Productions