In elementary schools nationwide, lockdown drills prepare teachers and students for the possibility of a violent intruder.

Format: Black & White 16mm  |  Length: 5 min

Synopsis:  Over the past decade schools have become increasingly concerned with protecting their students from the threat of an armed gunman. In the aftermath of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, most elementary schools are now conducting safety drills that would prepare teachers and students for such a threat. “Lockdown” explores this chilling new reality through the voices of students, a teacher, and a parent. It provokes us to contemplate the emotional weight of this new normal.

The Atlantic | October 2015
SF Indie Fest | San Francisco, CA | February 2016
Black Maria Film Festival | Various Locations | February 2016 – Present
Thin Line Film Festival | Dallas, TX | February 2016
Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival | Sebastopol, CA | March 2016
(In)Justice For All Film Festival | Chicago, IL | April 2016
Independent Film Festival of Boston | Boston, MA | April 2016
International KurtzFilmFestival Landau La.Meko | Landau, Germany | May 2016
National Gallery of Art | Washington, DC | August 2016
Roxie Theater | San Francisco | October 2016
Wheaton Film Festival | Wheaton, MD | November 2016
WIFTI Showcase | Dallas, TX | March 2017
SWAN Day | Washington, DC | March 2017
WIFV-DC Wednesday One | Washington, DC | April 2017
Artomatic | Crystal City, VA | April 2017
Festival Internacional De Cortometrajes Cine A La Calle | Barranquilla, Colombia | May 2017
North Beach American Film Festival | North Beach, MD | June 2017

Director’s Choice Award – 4th Prize | Black Maria Film Festival
Best Cinematography – Nominated | IndieCapitol Awards
Best Student Film | Wheaton Film Festival