Are You Still Singing?: A Shatterbox Film

Sep 08 2018

When Joy Fields ends her comfortable marriage, she finds herself trying to financially stay afloat by becoming a telegram singer. Add an anxiety disorder to the mix, and welcome to the new life she's created for herself.

Go behind the scenes of Are You Still Singing? with the creators. 


Gillian Barnes, Director


A seasoned commercial director (clients include Nike, Sony, DirecTV, American Express, Ford Motors, ABC, NBC, Atlantic Records, Tylenol, Bounty, ESPN,, Gilly is the recipient of an Emmy award for spots commissioned by PBS, and an Addy award for her directing work with Optimum Online. Longer form credits include a (10) part series for Vanity Fair called “The Snob’s Dictionary,” which was honored at the 2014 Webby Awards. Gilly also created one of the films for the magazine’s centennial; an intimate look at the suffragist movement that starred Gaby Hoffman. Additional projects: a (6) part series on eco-innovators for Ford Motors, films for CNN Heroes, Stand Up 2 Cancer, a series for Clinique on world-changing women, and a documentary about the history of glitter. Last year she created a series of comedic shorts for “Lipsync Battle,” featuring Emily Blunt, Anne Hathaway, Terry Crews, Mike Tyson, and many more.

Her short films, “Hey Spirit,” and “Wait Here” have screened at Telluride, Seattle, Aspen ShortsFest, and the Hamptons International Film Festival. She recently participated in Fox Studio’s inaugural Filmmakers program, designed to increase the number of female directors working on major studio films, is a fellow of The Directing Workshop for Women, and has just been named one of the recipients of this year’s Shatterbox grant- with Refinery29 and TNT. Back to Top