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HOLD

An early morning phone call propels a mother and daughter on a path toward connection and the mysteries held in the act of letting go. 
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HOLD 

HOLD is a 14 minute narrative short film directed by Josiah Junqueira Spencer and written by Kelly Strandemo. HOLD was shot on location in New York and New Jersey, and premieres at the Greenpoint Film Festival in Brooklyn, NY in August 2024.

HOLD

Direction by

Josiah Junqueira Spencer​

 

Starring

Debra Monk  - Virginia

Kelly Strandemo   - Julia

 Celia Au  - Kiara

Martin Fisher  - Dr. Spitzer

John Jellison  -  Jim

Produced by

Mary Willis White

Laura Faith

Stephen Bailey

Josiah Spencer

Co-Producer & Production Coordinator

Colleen Castle

 

Line Producer

Lauren Sowa

Written by

Kelly Strandemo

 

First Assistant Director

Shayan Ajmal Farooq

 

Director of Photography

Conor Murphy

 

First Assistant Camera

Evan Wilkins

 

Second Assistant Camera / DIT

Emu Haynes

 

Gaffer

Sawyer Gaunt

 

Swing

Eli Freireich

 

Grip

David Kong

 

Sound Mixer

Walid Alhamdy

 

Script Supervisor

Michelle Karst

 

Costume Design

Jen Grubbs

 

Hair & Makeup

Addie Thompson

 

Hair Colorist

Mike Riz of Salon Riz

 

Production Designer

Gini X. Ramos

 

Art Director

Marie Ramos

 

Set Decorator

Haana Noel

 

Art Production Assistant

Paul Screvane

 

Production Assistants

Chloe Guerrera

Jackie McCarthy

Jonnathan Pintado

Hannah Stuczynski

Gabriella Thevenot

 

Medical Consultant

Deborah Foster

 

Additional Cast

Jude Hawkens  - Janitor

Jackie McCarthy  - Nurse

Giuseppe Defenza  - Receptionist

Jonathan T. Coleman  - Radio DJ

 

Editors

Lucas Moesch

Josiah Junqueira Spencer

 

Colorist

Kath Raisch

 

Color Producer 

Jake Rioux

 

Color by

Company 3

 

Sound Editor & Re-Recording Mixer

David Forshee

 

BTS Photographer

Gina Renzi

 

Bilicks Jingle”

Matt Podd

 

Original Music 

Gustav Karlstrom

 

Additional VFX

Chakana VFX

 

Translation Consultants

Adam Zivkovic

Pierre Bonnaure

Phillip Guttmann

 

A film by Heiress Productions, Inc. and VOLTA

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Heiress Productions is proud to employ artists who are members of SAG-AFTRA.  

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