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Hold Up takes a comedic look at the problems everyday people face during difficult economic times. It is the story of Bonnie {Marissa Skell}, an independent artist struggling to pay the bills, and Jim {Ryan Scott Self}, a dreamer stuck in a dead-end pawn shop job. Their paths intertwine when Bonnie’s replica painting is mistaken as an original by Mahesh {Sid Veda}, a local convenience store owner. The story’s theme echoes the idea of taking control of one's life by taking action, even extreme ones, and is inspired by the classic story of Bonnie and Clyde. Against all odds, the two characters manage to step forward toward their dreams of experiencing life to the fullest.

A ab films productions A FILM BY ASH BLODGETT   “HOLD UP”   MARISSA SKELL   RYAN SCOTT SELF  AND  SID VEDA ORIGINAL MUSIC BY  BRET EAGLESTON  AND  TODD HOWARD  MUSIC SUPERVISOR  BRYCE POOLE SOUND DESIGNER LESLEY FOSTER WARDROBE ALEXANDRA PRIGGE  PRODUCTION DESIGNERS MEG NORTON AND DENITZA ZANEVA  EDITOR  ASH BLODGETT  MAKE-UP ARMEE JACOB  BEATRICE NAJERA  NEENA NEJAD  AND  ARACELI RODRIGUEZ  DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY  JUAN CARLOS AMAYA  MIKE NEEDLEMAN AND ANDREW DALE EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS  ASH BLODGETT PRODUCER  MAC FAULKNER  ARI BERGER  AND  JONE WARD   SCREENPLAY BY ASH BLODGETT DIRECTED BY ASH BLODGETT