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Director | Writer | Musician



Lemonsoap Productions

Project Arts Centre, Dublin: 26 June – 6 July, 2024
An Grianán, Letterkenny, Donegal: 11 – 13 July, 2024

Following a three month affair between two anonymous men, Boyfriends, charts the ups and downs and roundabouts of a modern situationship. As they swing through four million one hundred and ninety one thousand possibilities of what they might mean to one another, through time, sex, Madonna songs, nightclubs, period dramas and calorie counting, Boyfriends asks us to ponder on that age old question: what the f*ck is romance anyway?

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"Boyfriends is one of the best, if not the best, new plays of 2024" ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ — The Arts Review

"Worth mentioning too is the fantastic directing of Joy Nesbitt, who likely played a strong role in keeping actor and writer distinct and in making Boyfriends the very powerful performance that it is. Not to be missed." ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ — Reviews Hub

"Smart, raw, and above all, hilarious." ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ — The Irish Times

"Funny, Smart and heartfelt" — Irish Independent


"Letter" Short Film World Premiere

at Galway Film Fleadh

Keeper Pictures

Thurs 11 July | 12:00 | 96’ | Town Hall Theatre 

Joy's short film will be featured at the Galway Film Fleadh as part of the Irish Talent, New Shorts 3: Fiction Programming


Molly, a brown Irish woman, is tasked with writing a daunting letter. Over time, she finds the courage to overcome writer’s block, ultimately writing the letter and freeing herself from the burden.
Director: Joy Nesbitt
Producer/Writer: Grace Odumosu


Virgin Media Discovers Top 10 Shortlist

Virgin Media and Keeper Pictures

Virgin Media Discovers, in partnership with Screen Ireland, is a competition that helps new and established filmmakers and content creators get their stories heard.

The shortlisted projects for Virgin Media Discovers have been announced.

Shortlisted projects will be awarded mentorship and development funding to invest in their script. The panel of industry judges will select four winners, who will win between €35,000 and €40,000 to fund the production of their short film or documentary.

Knife (Comedy)
Writer: Joy Nesbitt, Producer: Grace Odumosu

Ife, a young black woman goes for her first pregnancy scan, only to discover that her child is brandishing a knife inside her womb.



"Short, snappy scenes, cleverly awash in pop culture references, bleed into each other to make a cinematic styled whole. Yet under Joy Nesbitt’s shrewdly paced direction, it all coheres wonderfully onstage. [...] Showing acute directorial acumen, Nesbitt understands the strength of Pringle’s script lies not in what's said, smart, funny and incisive as that is, but in what's being left unsaid. What cannot be said, especially when characters don’t know what they really want to say."

— THE ARTS REVIEW, "Boyfriends Review"


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