AWARDS

  • WON - Atlanta Film Festival - Audience Award best feature  
  • WON - Dances With Films - Audience Award best feature  
  • WON - Macon Film Festival - Award Award best narrative feature 
  • WON - South Bay Film & Music Festival - Jury Prize outstanding social impact filmmaking

"HOLDEN ON" WINS the Audience Award for best competition feature at the 20th annual Dances With Films in Hollywood, CA!!! 

HOLDEN ON is one of only sixteen feature films "In Competition" at DWF 20. 

"HOLDEN ON" WINS the Audience Award for best feature at the 41st annual Atlanta Film Festival!!! 

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A timeless tale of a 17-year-old, Holden Layfield, who fights to keep his mental illness a secret at all costs.

 

SYNOPSIS:

Holden Layfield is a 17-year-old junior and it's homecoming week in his small Georgia town. The smart and athletic teen is already fielding early scholarships. Life is grand. Except for one little thing... Holden has a secret and it's about to rear its ugly head. Over the next two years, Holden fights to keep his mental illness hidden as he morphs from a beloved, small town Georgia football player to a lost, self-medicating prophet.

Based on a true story, Holden weaves audiences through his harrowing tale in this film set in the early 1990s. 


*According to McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliate, up to 75 percent of youth with substance abuse problems also struggle with psychiatric illness. (http://www.mcleanhospital.org/programs/landing-mclean-hospital)


This film is based on a true story about dual diagnosis.


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