Oscar winner Riz Ahmed joins Saim Sadiq's Joyland as executive producer.

British-Pakistani actor and Oscar winner Riz Ahmed has joined Saim Sadiq's Joyland team as executive producer. He joined the ranks of Malala Yousafzai, who also serves as an executive producer for the film, and took to Instagram to announce that his production company Left Handed Films is now a part of the Joyland team as they inch towards Oscars official nominations.

On Thursday, Ahmed shared Joyland's poster on Instagram and wrote, 'We are so proud at Left Handed Films to be a part of Joyland. Our motto is 'go left' and Saim Sadiq's unique film does just that. Joyland is ground-breaking. And it's easy to get lost in all the ways that it is; the first Pakistani film at Cannes, the first award-winner, the first to be Oscar shortlisted, and a queer love story that has overcome multiple bans. But more important than any of the glass ceilings it smashes, is how this film so masterfully breaks our hearts.'

He called Sadiq's style of filmmaking 'understated and gut-wrenching' and his writing 'consistently unexpected' because every scene from Joyland is, to him, elegantly composed yet bursting with raw performances.

'Joyland is one of the best films of the year, and against all odds of resources and marketing budgets, it's been amazing to see festival juries, audiences, and critics shouting that from the...

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