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Locked In
DVD cover
Directed bySuri Krishnamma
Written byRonnie Christensen
Suri Krishnamma
Produced byMichael Bassick
Susie Brooks-Smith
Harry Jason Lowell
Pippa Mitchell
Frida Torresblanco
StarringBen Barnes
Sarah Roemer
Eliza Dushku
Brenda Fricker
Johnny Whitworth
Stephen Amell
Paul Wesley
Nina Dobrev
Blake Lively
James Harvey Ward
Taylor Momsen
Riley Smith
Alyssa Diaz
Kayla Ewell
Jake Picking
Persia White
Torrey DeVitto
Marnette Patterson
Ana Nogueira
Alex Mckenna
Release date
  • September 17, 2010 (2010-09-17) (Boston)
CountryUnited States

Locked In is a 2010 independent thriller drama film directed by Suri Krishnamma and written by Ronnie Christensen, starring Ben Barnes, Sarah Roemer and Eliza Dushku. It was shot in the United States under the working title of Valediction. The film premiered in the United States on September 17, 2010, at the 2010 Boston Film Festival.


The story moves through the lives of two fragile yet determined people and maps a private geography of love, loss and ultimate redemption. Josh leaves his advertising career at its peak, when everyone wants either to be him or to have him. Then he walks away from it all: the money, recognition and the life. A car accident leaves his daughter suffering from "locked-in" syndrome. When everyone has given up, she starts communicating with him - or is he going mad?



At its premiere at BFF, David Chen of /Film gave the film a harshly negative review after walking out thirty minutes in.[1]