Download Joy is a women led production company based in Vancouver BC.

We gravitate toward stories that explore complex and nuanced characters and that are rooted in theme. We love using genre to examine what it is that truly makes us human.

Our team, made up of Luvia Petersen, Huelah Lander and Amanda Konkin, has received funding and support from the Harold Greenberg Fund, Bell Media, CreativeBC and Crazy8s. Our work has obtained distribution through CraveTV and DUST. Individually, our content has also been seen on platforms such as Lifetime, OUTtv, VIFF Connect, Telus and Netflix.

We are currently in development on 2 feature films that are seeking production financing

Human Nature

Human Nature is a cabin-in-the-woods psychological thriller about two couples, one lesbian, and one straight, who fight for sanity and survival when a fungus in the water unleashes their true natures.

Human Nature has been nominated for the Talent to Watch Program by Telefilm Industry Partner Women in the Director's Chair (WIDC) and is currently participating in the Women in Film and Television (WIFTV) Genre Lab through which it will be pitched at the Frontières Market in Montreal this July. Successful applicants for the Telefilm Talent to Watch program will be announced later this year and we are also in the process of applying for additional grants to go to camera on this feature in the spring of 2023.


When a high school reunion triggers an existential crisis, a charming freewheeler breaks up with his longtime girlfriend and agrees to beta test a happiness app created by his high school nemesis, but when he realizes the app is turning him into the man his ex always wanted, he grows paranoid they are tricking him into growing up and settling down.

hAPPiness received support from the Harold Greenberg shorts-to-features Fund and additional development funding from CreativeBC. The feature was accepted into the From Script to Pre Production workshop where additional materials, such as a look book and budget, were further developed.

We are always looking to collaborate with partners who can elevate our work and help us find creative financing solutions

 We are also always looking for diverse perspectives to inform and shape the stories we tell.

To learn more about our projects email us.



Filmed in 2020 with support from the Harold Greenberg Fund, h.appiness is a grounded sci fi short that tells the story of a man who entrusts his entire life to a happiness app only to completely unravel when he begins to doubt the science behind it.

The short film is available on CraveTV in Canada and DUST internationally.


Produced through Crazy8s and selected from over a hundred pitches, iDorothy is a story about self-actualization with a sci fi twist. It tells the story of a grieving widower who has his dead wife’s memories uploaded into her bio-synthetic replica. Once activated, she begins experiencing flashes of terrifying images as buried secrets force their way to the surface threatening both of them.

Congrats to our Leads Hiro Kanagawa and Carmen Moore who were both nominated for Leo Awards for their performances in iDorothy!

iDorothy is currently doing the festival circuit.

Luvia Petersen

Huelah Lander

Amanda Konkin