After nearly two years of effort from over 250 local film practitioners, the anthology feature film Locks of Love is completed and gearing up for its big premiere. Locks of Love is made up of eleven short films exploring the theme of love; with all stories linked together by padlocks on a gate and the whole feature film was completely produced in the ACT.
Silversun Pictures and ScreenACT produced the film. Monica Penders, Director of ScreenACT said, “We were looking for a vehicle that would showcase our lovely city and our many talented local filmmakers. We also wanted to expose them to what making a feature film is really about. And we came up with the concept of an anthology feature film”.
Locks of Love stars some familiar faces such as Lorraine Bayly (The Sullivans), Aaron Jeffries (McClouds Daughters) and Les Hill (Rescue Special Ops).
It was a mammoth project for all involved – for the eleven teams of writer/producer/director, cast and crew and for the overall producers Silversun Pictures and ScreenACT.
Andy Marriot, Producer at Silversun Pictures said “For Silversun it was a great opportunity to not only support this project and local film community but also to test out all of our equipment and post production processes – we had eleven different teams that mostly used different cameras and editing equipment so it made it a complex but interesting project.”
The film was funded from multiple sources – the ACT Screen Investment Fund, Screen Australia, ScreenACT, Silversun Pictures, crowd funding and private investment.
Locks of Love will have its festival premiere at the Canberra International Film Festival. “We are thrilled the project has been selected to show at this festival”, said Monica.
The theatrical premiere is slated to be a huge event that will take place at the National Film and Sound Archive and Palace Cinemas in New Acton on 29th November with the after party also at the NFSA. Tickets will go on sale on 20th October 2014 via the ScreenACT and ACTSIA websites.