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Valmike was nominated Best Actor at both London’s Unrestricted View Film Festival 2017 and at New Renaissance Film Festival London 2017.

‘Valmike Rampersad portrays Matt brilliantly…..we are drawn to the emotional side of Matt, which puts the audience into the shoes of the character…this makes us feel uncomfortable in the right way….’  – 2eyes1screen

Rampersad excels here as Matt…..His perpetual, seemingly unending state of internal and external disruption is palpable, and well played with poise and emotional gravitas by Rampersad.’ – onefilmfan.com

‘Rampersad’s performance is of course vital to the film and he does not disappoint, he gains your sympathy instantly and reflects his pain in every way possible from the way he speaks, to body language to the way he walks’ – FilmCarnage.com 9/10

‘ A truly powerful piece of film. Beautifully shot, perfectly timed, leaving me breathless’ – Survivors Manchester

‘First class – not only in the truths around isolation, manipulation and violence but that men can also get out and escape’ – The Mankind Inititiative

Awards:

Nominated Best Actor Unrestricted View Film Festival 2017
Nominated Best Actor New Renaissance Film Festival 2017
Winner Best Thriller New Renaissance Film Festival 2017
Winner Best Cinematography Unrestricted View Film Festival 2017
Winner Best Film Bottle Smoke Film Festival 2017
Nominated Best Drama Schull Shorts 2017
Nominated Best Short Film Unrestricted View Film Festival 2017
Nominated Best Director Unrestricted View Film Festival 2017
Nominated Best Art Direction Unrestricted View Film Festival 2017
Nominated People’s Choice Award Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival 2017
Official Selection Maryland International Film Festival 2017
Official Selection Fastnet Film Festival 2017
Official Selection Chelmsford Film Festival 2017
Official Selection Penine Film Festival 2017
Official Selection Norfolk Film Festival 2017
Official Selection Bottle Smoke Film Festival 2017
Nominated Best Short New Renaissance Film Festival 2017
Official Selection Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival 2017
Official Selection Crossing the Screen Film Festival 2017
Official Selection Winchester Film Festival 2017

Directed and co-written by award-winning Ben S Hyland, Padlock is a fictional short film that tackles one of societies final taboos. Domestic violence against men with a unique take on the subject matter. Valmike plays the lead role and is supported by Rebecca Grant (Holby City), Gina Bramhill (Made in Dagenham, The Living and the Dead), Antonia Bernath (St Trinian’s, Downton Abbey) and Martina Laird (Casualty, Eastenders).

 

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