LOCKE 85-second Challenge – The Winners!


To celebrate the release of LOCKE we teamed up with Lionsgate UK to challenge you to make a 85-second film.

Drawing inspiration from the film – in which Tom Hardy’s character receives a phone call that sets in motion a series of events that will unravel his family, job and soul – we tasked to you to submit an original 85-second video consisting of a single scene featuring a single character delivering a monologue onscreen.

Oscar-nominated writer and director Steven Knight selected his top 5 entries and one overall winner – all of whom have won the chance to meet him at a private screening of LOCKE this week. Steven said,

“I know it’s a cliché but the standard of all the entries was incredibly high.  In such a short format the idea is everything and the ideas were all fresh and original.  It’s hard to choose winners because each piece is different with a different intention.  My top five all had the element of surprise and rich character depiction.  I chose the winning film for the subtle nature of the concept and the brilliant execution.  But, for me, it was a fascinating experience to see the quality that is out there.”

We would like to thank everybody who entered and Steven Knight for taking the time out to chose the victors. So, without further ado take a look at the winning entries:

Overall winner: LORNA by Andrea Harkin


THE BACK SEAT by Jeremy Willmott


HOW WE MET by Marcus Parker-Wood


RAIN CHECK by Andrew Ashaye & Andrea Isaac


THE LAST MAN by Kevin Turner & Karen Cripps


LOCKE opens at Picturehouse Cinemas this Friday (18 April). Click here for booking information

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