HOLD is a tense, spare, and lean drama about a young couple's relationship in the aftermath of a violent home invasion. Featuring no musical score and filmed in claustrophobic closeups that frequently break the fourth wall, it investigates the frailty of the hero complex by putting a microscope on American paranoia of "the other".
A 2010 Venice Days candidate, 2010 top 20 IFP Narrative Labs Finalist, and 2011 Langdon Review of the Arts recipient, HOLD premiered at the 2010 Dallas International Film Festival. It was proclaimed "one of the best films of the year" (CINEMALOGUE), "bold, stark, and unflinching" (UK CINEHOUSE), "a practically flawless piece of filmmaking" (PEGASUS NEWS), and "daring and well made…that Frank Mosley was born to make movies" (GORDON AND THE WHALE).
It had its theatrical premieres in spring 2011 at the ReRun Gastro-Pub Theater in Brooklyn, NYC, and at the Historic Texas Theatre in Oak Cliff, TX. It is now proud to be streaming exclusively on Fandor, where it's been called "slyly subversive" (KEYFRAME).
Starring Robby Storey, Stephanie Rhodes, Jodie Moore, Andrew Sensenig, Jeri Smith, Steven Markel, Arianne Martin, and Jack Elliott.