DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION (Link to BBC Radio Essex Interview)
LOCK 4 TIMES, is a 24 minute true life documentary film, that examines the real stories of 4 disparate people, behind the headlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was created, directed, filmed, edited and produced by Alex Gulland.
On 23 March 2020, The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, made a stark television announcement to the entire population.
“From this evening I must give the British people a very simple instruction - you must stay at home.”
Previous advice on social distancing, in relation to containing the COVID -19 virus, now became legally mandatory.
In an unprecedented move -The UK was put into what became known as Lockdown.
The catalyst for LOCK 4 TIMES, was the tragic story of a local woman whose ex-partner, a military veteran, went missing during the early stages of Lockdown.
Millons have been affected by Covid-19. 'LOCK 4 TIMES' gives a voice to just 4 people whose lives have changed forever and how they have coped, with arguably one of the greatest social upheavals since World War II.
We are proud to announce that the film has been selected for 5 international film festivals - 'Cyrus International Festival' Toronto, 'The Phoenix International festival', Toronto. It was selected and received an 'Honorable Mention at the 'The Hollywood International Festival', New York and has made it to the finals of the 'The Beyond The Curve' Festival in Paris . The film also made it to semi-finals at the 'Luleå International Festival' in Sweden.