The Movie Partnership have announced the release of Tom Beard's heartfelt mediation on familial grief, TWO FOR JOY, will be released on UK digital download platforms from 25 February 2019.
The title, which shines a light on important questions of mental health sees iconic photographer Tom Beard make his feature film debut. Members of the critically acclaimed cast include Samantha Morton (Fantastic Beasts), Billie Piper (Doctor Who), Daniel Mays (Attonement, Line of Duty) and Bella Ramsey (Game of Thrones).
TWO FOR JOY is a visceral and moving exploration of one British family's life, navigating their way through grief in the years following their father's death. Aisha's (Samantha Morton) struggle with mental health is making home life increasingly unmanageable for her teenage daughter Vi (Emilia Jones) and young adolescent son Troy (Badger Skelton).
Vi has been forced to grow up fast, caring for her mother whilst also trying to look after Troy. With no father figure and mother-daughter roles reversed, Troy has become a law unto himself, excluded from school he spends his days cruising the estate or fishing the reservoir.
The tension at home is palpable - something has to give. The trio decide to take a trip to their late father/husband's idyllically placed caravan, overlooking the sea. They befriend the holiday park caretaker Lias, (Daniel Mays), his unhinged sister Lilah (Billie Piper) and her daughter Miranda (Bella Ramsey). A family in the midst of their own drama. This is a portrait of modern Britain seen through the eyes of a family in crisis.