TWO FOR JOY
O.V. in English subtitled in Spanish
Aysha suffers from a paralyzing depression after the death of her husband. As a result, her adolescent daughter Vi has had to take on enormous responsibilities at a young age, and little Troy wanders along without any responsible adult figures. A trip to the coast acts as a wake-up call for the tense situation.
Direction: Tom Beard
Script: Tom Beard
Cinematography: Tim Sidell
Editing: Izabella Curry
Music: Rodaidh McDonald
Sound: Richard Kondal
Cast: Samantha Morton, Billie Piper, Daniel Mays, Bella Ramsey, Emilia Jones, Badger Skelton
Production: Emma Comley, Sadie Frost
Production Company: Blonde to Black Pictures
The Englishman Tom Beard is the photographer behind the covers and other iconic images of Florence & the Machine, Adele, The Horrors and Jamie T. His portrait of Florence for her album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful won a nomination for the Grammys. In cinema he began directing videos for Florence and for artists such as Klaxons and Jessie Ware. His video for “Papi Pacify” by FKA Twigs earned him a Musci Video Award for Best Low Budget Video. He has also made several short films and done advertising campaigns. Two for Joy is his first feature film and it premiered at the Edinburgh Festival.