Shoot is now wrapped on photographer turned writer-filmmaker Tom Beard’s directorial debut Two For Joy, starring Samantha Morton, Billie Piper, Daniel Mays, Emila Jones and Game Of Thrones breakout Bella Ramsey.
Screen can reveal the first look at the film, which is produced by Blonde To Black Pictures’ Emma Comley (Buttercup Bill) and Sadie Frost (Set The Thames On Fire) along with business partner Andrew Green.
The film is part funded by Head Gear Films, an EIS fund managed by White and Company, and in collaboration with Kodak and Cinelab. Independent handles international sales.
The film, shot on Kodak 35mm film, is a coming of age drama following a daughter, her mother and her wayward younger brother as their relationship reaches critical mass.
The portrait of modern Britain seen through the eyes of a family in crisis shines a spotlight on issues affecting marginal communities, including young carers, mental illness and national identity.
Tim Sidell (I Am Soldier) served as the film’s cinematographer. The film will also introduce newcomer Badger Skelton.
Beard has previously directed music videos for FKA Twigs, Florence and The Machine, The Klaxons and Jessie Ware.
Producers Sadie Frost and Emma Comley stated: ”We’re delighted to have wrapped production on Tom Beard’s directorial debut Two For Joy and are excited to begin the journey of engaging the industry at upcoming markets and festivals and ultimately to showcasing the film to audiences around the world.”