Joyena Sun Actor Profile





Auckland, New Zealand


157 cm

Age Range


Career Highlights

Joyena is an young actress who currently attends Marist College. In 2016 she was cast in the short film Wait, which won Best NZ short film at the 2016 New Zealand International Film Festival. Joyena then landed the role of Shensheng in Yamin Tun's short film Blood and Gold, where she worked alongside experienced NZ actors Jodie Hillock and Mark Mitchinson. In 2021, Blood and Gold was nominated for numerous awards at the 2021 Show Me Shorts Film Festival, in which Joyena received a nomination for the Toi Whakaari Best Actor award.

Wait (short film, 2016)
Role: Joyena
Director: Yamin Tun

Best New Zealand Short Film at the 2016 New Zealand International Film Festival


2021Show Me Shorts Film Festival - Toi Whakaari Best Actor Nomination

Short Film.

2018Blood and Gold (Arrow)Shensheng (Lead)Dir. Yamin Tun
2016WaitJoyena (Lead)Dir. Yamin Tun