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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sales inquiries: Magnet Film - George Gruber - email@example.com
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