The Hold Up

Leading up to their big bank robbery, four aspiring criminals discover that they have wildly conflicting, ludicrous opinions on how it should go down.

Creative team

Writer/Director: Struan Sutherland
Producer: André Pettigrew

Filmmaker’s statement

After making no-budget shorts and animations for years, The Hold Up was my first experience working with a professional crew and a real live cast of actual actors, rather than a bunch of friends who had to be bullied, bribed and blackmailed. And it was glorious.

Made through the Atlantic Filmmakers’ Cooperative FILM 5 program, with my teammate and producer André Pettigrew, this film was a pleasure from start to finish.

I think it’s a testament to the cast that everyone I know seems to disagree on which character is the funniest. To me their performances, and the expert cinematography of Jeff Wheaton, are the highlights of this film.

As luck would have it, they also happen to be a tremendous amount of fun to work with.

About Struan Sutherland

Struan Sutherland

Struan Sutherland is a filmmaker and animator with a love for the unusual. His creations have screened at a plethora of film festivals and been broadcast on CBC television. Some can even be seen on The Internet, which is very impressive, because that thing is worldwide.

Struan is currently developing a wide range of content, including the feature film Namas-DIE, a horror-comedy which recently made it into the top 15 of the CineCoup Film Accelerator and is led by an all-female cast.

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