HOLD ON wins
best narrative short at the TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL



A fiction film about a young cellist who has to overcome her fears to keep her position in an orchestra. 

Inspiration for the film are the true stories of classical musicians dealing with performance anxiety which has lead to addiction. Research has also proven that that 30% of all musicians use Beta Blokkers to calm their nerves. Something everybody knows, but nobody is talking about. 

With Hold On I want to strike a blow in the industry and hope people will stop being afraid of their feelings instead of numbing them and might even start talking about them.

Festival inquiries: Wouter Jansen - info@someshorts.com

Sales inquiries: Magnet Film - George Gruber - georg.gruber@magnetfilm.de


Cast: Charlie Chan Dagelet, Lidewij Mahler & Roeland Fernhout

Cinematography: Lennart Verstegen

Screenplay: Charlotte Scott-Wilson & Marielot van der Slikke

Editor: Annelotte Medema

Sound design: Evelien van der Molen

Production design: Romke Faber

Costume: Maxa van Panhuys