Locked In

BFI Doc Society Fund


Sacha Merzoff


Xavier Alford


Production support


Imagine being locked in your own body, able to think but unable to move a muscle, able to hear everything around you but unable to even open your eyes. Ten years after being diagnosed with the rare and mysterious disease called Guillain Barre syndrome, director Xavier Alford decides to confront the illness which is starting to paralyse his arms and legs in the only way he knows - by turning his camera on others living with the disease and on himself. The result is surprising, inspirational and life affirming.