Tommy, an out of work building contractor, faces up to the consequences when a series of phone calls expose a lie that spirals out of control. With his family in danger and everything he knows rapidly unravelling around him, he must make the toughest decision of his life.
Set entirely within the claustrophobic confines of a parked car, HOLD brings an atmospheric and tense twist on a familiar genre, starring Robert Whitelock (Informer, End of the F***ing World), Jonny Phillips (Outlaw King, Titanic) and Vicky McClure (Line of Duty, This is England).
With HOLD, I wanted to make a thriller where the characters and drama were firmly based in reality; a slice of genre film making that would be more relatable to our audience. Tommy isn’t necessarily a bad person, he’s human, fallible and in too deep, but ultimately his decisions have put his family in very real danger.
On first look this is a heist or getaway film, our protagonist in place, engine running, as the clock ticks down, but really HOLD is about the choices that we make in life and how a single decision can have serious consequences further down the road.
Tommy – Robert Whitelock
Ellie – Vicky McClure
Private Number – Jonny Phillips
Directed by Jonathan Blagrove
Written by Lynda Williams
Producer – Peter Coventry
Co-Producer – Paul Desira
Executive Producers – Jon Max Spatz, Crispin Buxton
Director of Photography – Christopher Sharman
Editor – Anthony Melton
Music by Alex Ball
Production Sound Mixer – Sebastian Jansen
Supervising Sound Editor – George Castle
Post Audio Facilities provided by GCRS.
Colourist – Adam Stannard
Grade Producer – Ben Stell
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