Matt Stathers, Lizzie Phillips
Hi-Lo Joe is an offbeat romantic comedy which charts the beautifully complicated relationship of Joe and Elly. Joe is a struggling writer and comedian whose quick wit and good looks mean he has no trouble seducing women. He’s the life and soul of every party, moving quickly from one affair to another, his mind always on the next drink and the next illicit relationship. Finally he meets his match in a sharp-tongued dancer, Elly and romance quickly blossoms. After two false starts, they decide to take the plunge and move in together. Joe is thrilled to wake up every morning with the woman of his dreams and the more they share their lives, the deeper their love grows. But Joe has a secret side to him that he cannot share with Elly and soon enough, the cracks start to appear in their domestic bliss. Elly is desperate to help but the only person who can manage Joe’s struggle is Joe himself.