Video: Hall's Invite Resolution Honor & Speech

..."Now therefor be it resolved by the House of Representatives that the members of this body recognize and commend Tamlin Hall for his new film, HOLDEN ON, his inspirational efforts to remind those with mental illness that they are never beyond help or hope, and his spectacular career exemplifies the very best of LaGrange and of Georgia.”

- (Last Paragraph of Tamlin Hall's Invite Resolution; read by GA Rep. Randy Nix)



"Holden On" honored at Georgia State Capitol

GA State Capitol: Atlanta, GA

Director Tamlin Hall was recognized in the Georgia General Assembly and a special screening of "Holden On" took place at the Georgia State Capitol. 

You can watch Hall's Invite Resolution and Speech above. 






"Holden On" featured on RTV6 Indianapolis

A news segment during 6 o'clock Indy news station RTV6 about our award-winning narrative feature film and IAMHOLDENON.

News segment features Tamlin Hall (filmmaker), Bob Layfield (Holden's father), Tim Blom (MSDWT administrator) and Northview High School student. Click YouTube link below to view. 



IAMHOLDENON in Indianapolis event highlights local youth artists

Local young artists came together to discuss mental health and suicide awareness during the community screening of "Holden On" at Northview Middle School in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

In the pic: Oliver Valle (Senior)



"Holden On" screens at MSDWT mental health/suicide prevention workshop training

We brought the love and hope during our Q/A panel discussion after the screening of "Holden On" for MSDWT high school counselors in Indianapolis, Indiana.



"Holden On" screens at Onteora High School Career Day

Writer/Director Tamlin Hall and Actor Matthew Fahey speak to students after the screening of "Holden On" at Onteora High School in New York. 



Hannah Mrozak from NBC's "The Voice" joins IAMHOLDENON

Top 20 Finalist Hannah Mrozak will provide a very special and personal introduction before the "Holden On" IAMHOLDENON @ Indianapolis event this Monday January 22nd. Hannah is a mental heath and suicide awareness champion and we are so thrilled to have her on Team #IAMHOLDENON!

Check out Hannah's amazing talent here & go follow her on social media at FB/officialhannahmrozak & IG@hannahmrozak 



Indianapolis IN - Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Workshops with "Holden On" 

Washington Township School District is hosting a free Mental Health Awareness & Suicide Prevention workshop this Monday, January 22 and there are a handful of spots left. They will screen the award winning true story film "Holden On" in the morning, followed by a panel discussion. Lunch will be provided and then their Gallahue partners will lead a 2-hour training on suicide prevention utilizing the QPR approach. The day will start at 8:30 and wrap up by 3:30. For more information about the workshop, contact Tim Blom,

Then, we will be "Holden On" at Northview Middle School at 6pm for a FREE community screening! No rsvp required... just show up to the auditorium. 

It's going to be a remarkable day full of workshops, screenings, panels and meeting new friends. 



Toronto, Canada - Executive Director of the Workman Arts & largest mental health film festival in the world endorses "Holden On"

Kelly Staughan - Executive Artistic Director, Workman Arts/Rendezvous With Madness Film Festival, Toronto

“Holden On is a powerful and deeply moving film. While it doesn’t shy away from the difficult and painful aspects of Holden’s battle with mental illness, the story is told with love, compassion and understanding.”




IAMHOLDENON High School Art winners selected! 

Congratulations to these IAMHOLDENON students (Maggie, Carlton & Ryan) for winning the Artwalk contest. Each student used their unique voice to discuss mental health and suicide awareness through art. IAMHOLDENON Scholarship prize checks were awarded to each student.


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Tamlin Hall wins Best Director at the Orlando Film Festival. 

Tamlin Hall wins Best Director for "Holden On" at the 20th annual Orlando Film Festival.



"Holden On" selected as the Closing Night Film at the largest mental health film festival in the world

It's an honor for "Holden On" to be selected as the Closing Night Film at the 25th annual Rendezvous With Madness film festival in Toronto, Canada. The festival lineup presents festival winners from Cannes, Berlin, TIFF, Deauville, SXSW and many others.

Tix on sale now:



2,000 Attend "Holden On" outdoor screening and IAMHOLDENON community event at Sweetland Amphitheatre

LaGrange Daily News - Alicia B. Hill

“I am Holden On” is a deeply moving film due to its insight into high school football culture, drug use and even recovery centers, but the film holds a special significance for LaGrange, where the movie was filmed...

More at:


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"Holden On" makes elite list of select films at the Woodstock Film Festival

"It [Holden On] dives deeply into its Georgia milieu, dealing unblinkingly with everything from high school football culture to drive-around drug use and Christian-based recovery centers while playing the humanity of its characters and their motives against the deep tragedy of its basic story, always being sure to lighten a sense of doom with the levity and humor of day-to-day life. By skirting our preconceptions about recovery clichés, and how we judge normality and aberrance, Hall’s work deepens its effect into a bracing freshness. The filmmaker will be present when this should-be classic plays."

- Executive Director Meira Blaustein, Woodstock Film Festival

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Breckenridge, CO - Mind Springs Health and Building Hope sponsor "Holden On" screening in Colorado

"Area mental health professionals noted how well the film [Holden On], as well as Fahey's depiction, humanized mental illness, in addition to the realities of current deficiencies in the health care system. In turn, it requires a communitywide approach to helping individuals and families overcome these medical obstacles."

- Summit Daily 

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Louisville, KY - Kentuckiana Health Collaborative endorses "Holden On" 

"I would encourage everyone make time to watch this movie. It tells a powerful story that has created an incredible movement for teens."

- Kentuckiana Health Collaborative

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Tamlin Hall wins Best Director at the 37th annual Breck Film Festival

"Holden On" Director, Tamlin Hall, was awarded Best Director at the 37th annual Breckenridge Film Festival.



Matthew Fahey wins Best Actor at the 37th Annual Breck Film Festival

"Holden On" lead actor, Matthew Fahey, was awarded Best Actor award at the 37th annual Breckenridge Film Festival.



Team "Holden On" wins Best Director and Best Actor at the 37th Annual Breck Film Festival

Congratulations to Tamlin Hall and Matthew Fahey. You can listen to their acceptance speeches in the videos above. 



[New York Premiere] "Holden On" has been selected as one of three films in competition for the Ultra Indie Award at the Woodstock Film Festival

We screen on Saturday, October 14 at 5:30pm in Woodstock and Sunday, October 15 at 5:00 pm in Saugerties. Go to our TOUR section to buy tickets. 



"Holden On" comes to Louisville #1 Morning Show's "Great Day Live"

"Holden On" Director Tamlin Hall and Lead Actor Matthew Fahey joined Centerstone KY (largest mental health provider in KY) and the University of Louisville School of Public Health on Great Day Live. 

Watch our segment:


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"Holden On" heads to Orlando FL for its FLORIDA PREMIERE

"Holden On" will screen Downtown Orlando on Saturday, October 21st at 5:30pm and Monday, October 23rd at 3:45pm. Please go to our TOUR section to purchase tickets. 



[LaGrange, GA] Award-winning film about local teen filmed entirely in LaGrange sets date for free outdoor community screening at Sweetland Amphitheatre.

Sweetland Amphitheatre and IAMHOLDENON will partner to provide a community screening of Tamlin Hall’s award-winning feature film, “Holden On”, on Wednesday, October 18th.

This fun-filled event is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and will include live music, art walk, lawn games, food vendors, local craft beer and wine, and culminate in the screening of HOLDEN ON. $2 suggested cash donation per person.

All proceeds for the Sweetland community event will go towards the IAMHOLDENON organization.

For more information, please visit and



"Holden On" to premiere in Kentucky -- sponsored by GE

"Holden On" will premiere in Kentucky at the Kentucky Science Center in downtown Louisville on Wednesday September 13th. The event will be sponsored by GE and co-hosted by Centerstone Kentucky and the Univ. of Louisville. Tickets are complimentary and can be reserved at the link below.



"Holden On" wins its 3rd Audience Choice Award for best feature

"Holden On" has won the 14th annual Macon Film Festival's prestigious Karen Black Audience Choice Award for Narrative Feature



"Holden On" Wins Outstanding Social Impact Filmmaking Award

Holden On wins the Cause Cinema Award for outstanding social impact filmmaking at the South Bay Film & Music Festival in Hermosa Beach, CA. 



"Most Powerful Film I've Ever Seen At A Film Festival." - The Peach Review

Please click the link below to read this rave review of HOLDEN ON and Matthew Fahey's performance in the last issue of The Peach Review.



Colorado premiere Announcement: 

HOLDEN ON has been invited to the 37th Annual Breckenridge Film Festival in beautiful Colorado Sept. 21-24th. Please make plans to join our iAmHoldenOn family in Breckenridge for our Colorado premiere.



"5 out of 5 stars" -- KIDS FIRST! review 

A national organization, KIDS FIRST!, has given us a "5 out of 5 stars" review. "Exceptional film"... "I wish every kid could see this"... please click this link to READ and WATCH the "Holden On" review by 17 year-old film critic, Samantha M.



"Holden On" WINS the Audience Award at Dances With Films! 

HOLDEN ON wins the Audience Award for competition features at the 20th annual Dances With Films in Hollywood, CA. This marks our 2nd Audience Award WIN at a major film festival!! 



iAmHoldenOn & HOLDEN ON combo event!! 

Please join us for a Friday summer night of iAmHoldenOn and "Holden On" festivities in Hermosa Beach, CA. The South Bay Film & Music Festival will host an iAmHoldenOn art exhibit followed by a screening of "Holden On." Film music composer, Andrew Prahlow, will also be performing the "Holden On" score live.

Please check out some amazing iAmHoldenOn Artwork,"Holden On" the movie, and live music. (7pm-11pm) 

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'HOLDEN ON' comes to Central Georgia!! 

"Holden On" will screen at the 14th annual Macon Film Festival in Macon, GA. Festival dates are July 20-23. 

Buy tix:



Southern Distinction Magazine

"Holden On" star Matthew Fahey is featured alongside Writer-Director-Producer Tamlin Hall in the latest Southern Distinction magazine. 




"Phenomenal first film"... "Superbly done"... "Fahey disappears effortlessly into the role" 

Read the entire HOLDEN ON review here:



"HOLDEN ON" comes to Hollywood!!!!

West Coast Premiere: "Holden On" will be one of sixteen feature films In Competition at the world famous Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles.

"HOLDEN ON" screens Wednesday June 7th at 7:15pm 

Purchase Your Tickets Now at




Director-Writer-Producer Tamlin Hall discusses "the making of" HOLDEN ON and the #iAmHoldenOn movement gaining momentum alongside the film. 

Listen to the #1 Georgia film industry podcast below:




'Holden On' receives another great review! 

To view the entire review, please click on the link below: 

'Holden On' wins the Audience Award at the Atlanta Film Festival!!!!

'Holden On' wins the Audience Award for feature film at the ATLFF '17!

Congrats to all! We are so very blessed to be listed among so many amazing films. Please click on the link to view complete list of Atlanta Film Festival Jury and Audience Award Winners:

'Holden On' REVIEW: 

"This film is a brilliant and well-written script that puts you in a real place of reflection in regards to life, time and seizing the moment." - Dress Like A Gent

Read the full review:

'Holden On' World Premiere ATLFF '17

'Holden On' premiered at the Atlanta Film Festival to a sold-out crowd at the Plaza Theatre on March 25, 2017. Due to rave reviews and popular demand, 'Holden On' received an encore screening to another sold-out audience on April 2, 2017. 


"Holden On" has been selected as one of ten critics' picks at the 41st annual Atlanta Film Festival. AJC article link attached: 

Screening will be on Saturday, March 25 @ 11:45am. Plaza Theatre. Main.

HOLDEN ON partnership:

Courtney Hinesley, Miss Magnolia 2017 and former Miss Atlanta 2015, will be a special guest at the HOLDEN ON world premiere! Courtney has an incredibly courageous suicide awareness platform. We're so blessed to have Courtney as an ambassador for the film and will be rooting for her big time this June at the Miss Georgia Pageant!!!!! Come meet Courtney at our premiere afterparty on Saturday, March 25th! 

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HOLDEN ON World Premiere

Holden On will have its world premiere on Saturday, March 25th at the 41st annual Academy-Award qualifying Atlanta Film Festival. Individual tickets for our world premiere are sold out but festival badges are available at

 Please contact us for more information. 


HOLDEN ON in the news

WRBL in Columbus, GA aired two segments about HOLDEN ON and iAmHoldenOn. Featured is writer/director, Tamlin Hall and Holden's father, Bob Layfield. Thank you WRBL and Mercill Van Schoor  for inviting us. 


Holden On private screening for donors and volunteers

Producer, James Cooney, and writer/director/producer, Tamlin Hall, share a moment after a private screening of HOLDEN ON for donors and volunteers on January 24, 2017.