Hold Still

An origami swan folded in secret. Close friends lying on their backs in the sun. A sanitary pad expanding in the grass. Second glances shared at dawn.

All of these moments: captured in the still moments between days.

Hold Still is a series of seemingly inconsequential events following Logan, a twenty-something dancer in rural Victoria, in which the value of human connection is made evident through love, courage and joy.

  • Emily Dynes
  • Emily Dynes
    St. Elmo, To The Sea & Everything Gone.
  • Jasper Caverly
  • Kristen Augeard
    House of Whoreship
  • Madeleine Magee Carr***
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  • Katie Long
    Key Cast
  • Darcy Eagle
    Key Cast
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    Queer, Slice of Life, Romance
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Director Biography - Emily Dynes

Emily Dynes is an award-winning visual artist and filmmaker committed to crafting inclusive, honest and intimate storytelling.

Her films have been featured in the Melbourne International Film Festival’s prestigious Accelerator program, Aesthetica Film Festival, My Queer Career, Leeds International Film Festival, Short of The Week, Director’s Notes, Boom.TV, BIFF’s Young Australian Filmmaker Nominees, Frankie Magazine’s Good Stuff Awards and as a finalist at St Kilda Film Festival.

In addition to her visual work, she is an experienced theatre and film composer, with her works including the composition and performance of stage play ‘Waiting On You’ at the MTC’s Southbank Theatre, and ‘Lapse’ - a live dance production created by acclaimed Australian choreographer Sian Kelly. Emily completed a Director’s Attachment on the AACTA nominated TV drama ‘Halifax: Retribution,’ supported by Film Victoria, and directs ‘Deep End,’ an ongoing visual series exploring intimacy, healing and trauma supported by the City of Melbourne.

She was most recently awarded 'Best Victorian Short' at the 2023 edition of the Melbourne Women in Film Festival for her work 'Everything Gone' (co-directed with Annabel Clayton).

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