A botched robbery, a safe that won’t open and lives that have gone off the tracks. TIMELOCK is a minimalist, Tartan-noir, crime drama about chance and consequence, pride and self-deception written and directed by David Griffith and produced by Inge Sorensen and David Griffith. Winner of the Claw Award for Best Feature Film at the Terror Film Festival 2014, TimeLock was also nominated for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Cinematography and Best Screenplay.
The film is beautifully shot by cinematographer, Simon Hipkins and features breakthrough performances from rising stars Alton Milne and John C. Gilmour. It also has a fabulous soundscape courtesy of David McAulay with music composed and performed by Scottish Album of the Year Award Winner 2013 RM Hubbert together with Howie Reeve and Rafe Fitzpatrick.
What the critics are saying about TimeLock:
“David Griffith’s TimeLock is a wonderful criminal mystery that reveals itself slowly. Characters are continually being revised as new developments unmask the depth of complexity for what is to come. Everyone, and everything, is connected in some way or another.” Mark Bell – Film Threat (read the full review here)
“Engaging, menacing, stunning, memorable.” Peter Swindon – The Courier
“…like a young Harvey Keitel.” Janice Forsyth from BBC Radio Scotland’s Culture Studio describing Alton Milne’s breakthrough performance. Listen to the full BBC radio interview here.
“Beautifully shot, gritty Scottish thriller … John C Gilmour’s performance was brilliant. He allowed the viewer to get right inside his head.” Kirsten Johnson – Mail on Sunday
Synopsis: TimeLock is a Tartan-Noir, feature crime thriller about a safe that doesn’t open, a robbery gone wrong and lives that have gone off the tracks. TimeLock stars John C. Gilmour and Alton Milne with great supporting performances from Danielle Stewart, Leo Horsfield, Hamish Wilson, Natalie Clark, Jess-Luisa Flynn, Stephen Cleland and Lauren Lamarr. The film also features a killer soundtrack from Scottish Album of the Year 2013 winner RM Hubbert along with Glasgow bass hero Howie Reeve and violinist Rafe Fitzpatrick. The film is written and directed by David Griffith and produced by Inge Sorensen and David Griffith. It was recorded by cinematographer Simon Hipkins and recordist Marcin Knyziak. Sound design and the soundtrack mix was courtesy of producer Dave McAulay at indie recording studios Chem 19. Links to broadcast interviews. If you like psychological thrillers that make you think as well as feel – and will stay with you – then you will love ‘TimeLock’. This is an innovative Scottish, micro-budget movie that zigs when you think it will zag. Perfect for cinephiles and crime aficionados alike. To contact us and find out about pop-up screenings, join our Facebook page or follow us on twitter @timelockmovie or @timelockthefilm TimeLock is the first of five Tartan Noir psychological thrillers that we are planning to make over the coming years with the intention of building a Scottish micro-budget studio.
Sales and Distribution is handled by our North American distributor 108 Media Corp in Toronto http://www.108mediacorp.com .
Our next thriller entitled ‘Dark Trees’ is scheduled to go into production in 2016.