Olivia Colman, Charlie Reid, Lochlann Ó Mearáin
17th June 2022, Dublin: Vertigo Releasing and Wildcard Distribution are proud to announce the release of JOYRIDE, directed by Emmy-winning documentary maker Emer Reynolds and starring the Academy®, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning Olivia Colman as Joy, a solicitor, who didn’t expect to get pregnant or hijacked in a taxi stolen by a 12-year-old boy.
Fleeing from his father, 12-year-old Mully steals a taxi and is shocked to find a woman, Joy, in the back seat with a baby. Joy is on her way to an important meeting, and Mully needs to get some distance from his dad, who’s after the cash Mully has with him. The unlikely pair go on a journey across Ireland, gradually finding the friendship, love and learning, they never knew they needed, in each other.
JOYRIDE was developed by Embankment Films and produced by Aoife O’Sullivan and Tristan Orpen Lynch through Ingenious Media, Subotica and Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland.
Executive Producers are Christelle Conan, Peter Touche, Tim Haslam, Hugo Grumbar and Ailbhe Keogan.
JOYRIDE was developed with assistance by Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, Kerry College Monvalley Campus, Screen Kerry, the Creative Ireland Kerry Programme & Kerry County Council, National Lottery through Creative Scotland Alongside Creative Scotland / National Lottery high impact. Developed in association with Advance Party Films Limited.
Wildcard Distribution will bring the film to Irish cinemas on Friday 29th July.