Joy Brown has an ambition to become a singer/songwriter but is too shy and cannot sing. The arrival of stray dog and a new tarot-reading housemate prove to be catalysts in a change of fortunes for Joy. She meets Peter, who encourages her to perform live but is it all a fascade? And can she get to grips with a love life as well?

2
It\'s not very substantial, but it\'s attractive enough in its modest way.

You\'ve got to hand it to Billie Dean and Andrew Einspruch, the makers of Finding Joy, a low-budget Australian production made without the help of government funding, there are quite a few of these enterprising little films around at the moment, and this one is actually getting a limited cinema release by way of digital video, not traditional 35mm film, which is something of a first. The film itself is a mild love story for 40-somethings, set in the NSW town of Braidwood and incorporating country and western music and a photogenic dog. It\'s not very substantial, but it\'s attractive enough in its modest way. 2 stars from me - more for effort than artistic acheivement.