This past summer I ended up covering Comic Con at the last minute and I feel like one of the few people watching out for me that actually meant it was the lovely and amazing Joyce Chow. Joyce is an amazing photojournalist and a good friend.
She has vast media experience writing and shooting for her own outlet Montebubbles, named after her beloved dog Monte as well as freelancing for CNN’s ireport, Global Auto News and The Georgetowner.
Joyce has a great attitude and no matter what the conditions in the press line, she’s always smiling. It’s hard to believe that she has ever gone through adversity, but she truly has. Nearly a decade ago, Joyce had a life changing experience when she severely fractured her neck and back in addition to damaging her right knee and left ankle. Before the injury she had been preparing for career in International Business after studying at the University of Copenhagen. She paid the bills by working as a model and as an actress in small roles and was looking to be an international business woman. A driver rear ended her repeatedly ending her dreams of an international business career. While she was in recovery she was asked if she would participate in a Hurricane Katrina event, which rekindled her interest in the entertainment industry. Since her recovery she has done over 1000 news shows, 52 cooking specials 400+ travel shows and over 500+ entertainment headlines of the day newscasts. Going to back to her roots as an actress, she now has 6 projects in post-production and 3 more projects in pre-production. I’m excited to be a part of her short, “A Mini Movie,” which is a satire on film credits.
Photos courtesy of Sheri Determan and Greg Doherty