Everyday we suffer through various traumas, big and small. Art has the ability to heal that trauma if we tell the right story in just the right way. Locked is a story about healing; a modern-day story about letting go of fear and pain and embracing the basic beauty that life has to offer all of us.
About The Project
- Rene Edwards is an award winning marathon runner who loses her wife to a terror attack during a competition. She survives with a brutal scar on her leg and a hole in her spirit that she can’t seem to fill. She isolates herself from the outside world, living out of boxes in her tiny apartment on the outskirts of the city. She is taken care of by her landlord, Marge, a hardened yet wise cop’s widow and Jimmy, a disabled marine veteran working for a grocery delivery service who has his own story of letting go.
Why Sean Wrote it:
Humans are cursed with an awareness of our own mortality; we know that one day we will cease to be. What gives us anxiety is how we will die and when we eventually do, will our lives have meant anything? War, disease, and terrorism only compound these feelings and a good deal of us sit frozen in front of our T.Vs, awaiting the news about the next attack, the new outbreak, or the new war front. Some unfortunate few are on the other end of that spectrum, locked in a prison of their own making, completely cut off from the outside world.
Joseph Campbell has said that filmmakers are the closest things to spiritual healers that modern humans can get and I belive that 100%. Film and theatre have been my pathways to healing myself and learning how to better perceive my world. I want to share my understanding of the world with as many people as I can. The themes in Locks are very important to me, having lived briefly as an agoraphobic for a year and constantly standing up to the traumas of my past. With my experiences and the team that I’ve pulled together so far, I know that I can faithfully and truthfully bring this story to life.
Why I am producing it:
I read the screenplay and – it was exquisite. The varied voices of diversity and people who I could identify with grabbed, shook me and told me – This story MUST be told. So we are trying to tell. it. Thanks!