director Eric Kolelas’ latest film project “Hold,” which he not only stars in but
also wrote, produced and directed, deals with a man stuck in endless
loneliness who wanders in a post-apocalyptic world, only to discover that he is not completely alone.
The film was made on location in Bedfordshire, UK and co-stars Amanda Fernando-Stevens.
Kolelas said that after his two very different previous
shorts “Fifty Pence” and “Not Far From The Tree,” he was “really itching to make something new.”
And he adds
he was compelled to make the film because, “being
an actor I have been very intrigued with the reasons we (humans) do what we do.
Which led me to read about the Maslow Hierarchy of needs (HERE) which places physiological needs
like nutrition, health, sex as the first things humans has to satisfy before
the next level of needs can be fulfilled (such as love and belonging). This
story was my way to explore any possible alternative orders to some of the
needs in that hierarchy.”
played this month at the BornShorts Film Festival in Denmark and will make its UK
premiere at the Aesthetica Short Film Festival.