TIMELOCK is a Tartan-noir, micro-budget thriller about a safe that doesn’t open, a robbery gone wrong, and all the choices you made – or rather didn’t make – in life.
Mark Kerr is a jaded hotel manager with an out-of-control gambling problem. Mark wants to believe that winning at poker can somehow save him from his boring, managerial job and failing marriage. However, his gambling addiction has only succeeded in attracting the attention of criminals who want to coerce him into participating in a jewellery heist at the conference hotel where he works.
Held in the basement of the hotel through the night waiting for the time-lock on the safe to open at 8 AM, Mark’s prospects of survival take a deadly turn when his captor, Cal realises that he has met Mark before and blames him for how his life turned out. Mark must now face up to his failings as a man and rediscover his inner humanity if he is to placate his angry tormentor, protect the hotel staff and guests from harm, and survive the ordeal.
The micro budget feature film, TIMELOCK was written and directed by David Griffith, produced by Inge Sorensen and shot in Glasgow and Dumfries.
TIMELOCK stars John C. Gilmour and Alton Milne, supported by Leo Horsfield, Danielle Stewart and Jess-Luisa Flynn, with cameos from Lauren Lamarr, Stephen Cleland and Dr Who’s Hamish Wilson. The film has a highly distinctive tone and expressionistic visual style that reflects the increasingly subjective nature of the two men’s experiences as the night progresses. In the words of TimeLock actress Danielle Stewart, “I’ve never seen a Scottish film quite like it.”