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Joi Productions is a Film and TV company focused on telling stories which are Black, Queer and Female-led.

Boxing Day (2021): Dir. Aml Ameen

Melvin, a British author living in America, returns home to London for the holidays to introduce his American fiancé (Lisa) to his eccentric British-Caribbean family. Their relationship is put to the test, as she discovers the world Melvin left behind revolves around his ex-girlfriend (Georgia), who is now an international pop star! Starring: Aml Ameen, Aja Naomi King, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Tamara Lawrance, Sheyi Cole, Samson Kayo, Joshua Maloney, Lisa Davina Phillip, Claire Skinner, Stephen Dillane

Writer & Director: Aml Ameen

Producers: Damian Jones, Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor, Dominique Telson, Matthew G. Zamais, Aml Ameen

Companies: Film 4, BFI, Warner Bros. 

Blue Story (2019): Dir. Rapman

Blue Story is a tragic tale of a friendship between Timmy and Marco, two young boys from opposing postcodes. Timmy, a shy, smart, naive and timid young boy from Deptford, goes to school in Peckham where he strikes up a friendship with Marco, a charismatic, streetwise kid from the local area. Although from warring postcodes, the two quickly form a firm friendship until it is tested and they wind up on rival sides of a street war. Blue Story depicts elements of Rapman’s own personal experiences and aspects of his childhood

Writer & Director: Rapman

Producers: Damian Jones, Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor

Companies: Paramount Pictures, BBC Films

Haircut (2019): Dir. Koby Adom

A middle-aged barber has to calm the situation when a desperate teenage drug dealer holds up the barbershop at gunpoint.

Writer & Director: Koby Adom

Producers: Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor

The Arrival (2018): Dir. Annetta Laufer

Daisy, a young Jamaican woman, finally arrives to the ‘Mother Country’ of Britain on Jamaican independence Day in 1962, to start a new life with her husband Emil, whom she has not seen for two years. However, she’s holding a secret – she’s arrived pregnant. Daisy has to make a choice on what she wants for her life.

Director: Annetta Laufer

Producers: Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor


Jennifer is a British-Ghanaian girl who visits Ghana for the first time and experiences her Aunty Barbara treating the domestic worker Efua very harshly.

White Colour Black

Leke a young successful photographer lives a hedonistic lifestyle in London. His latest exhibition is about to move to Shanghai where critical reception awaits. In the midst of all this euphoria; he is called to re-engage with a life he once knew back in Senegal, to bury a father from whom has long been estranged. He embarks on a journey of self-discovery, finding himself in others and in places he had since thought he had forgotten.

Beyond Plain Sight

A gay love story set in a one-bedroom apartment in Tel Aviv. They meet, they have sex, they fall in love. Will it last until the morning comes? Based on the repercussions that sexual abuse can have in teenagers and long- term effects.

The Tide

The Tide follows Sonia, a woman who is struggling to come to terms with the death of her partner Brian.

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