Hold the Sausage

Through an experimental lens, we see the drama unfold as Saoirse is interrogated by her Nanny after refusing her sausages. Saoirse is a modern Irish Catholic teenager, showcasing the progressive youth and nature of Northern Ireland - ‘wrecking’ her Nannies nerves in the process.

  • Cal Freeman
  • Cal Freeman
  • Hollie Bryan
    "Hanging On" Sheffield Doc Fest 2021
  • Chloe Muldoon
    Key Cast
    "All Characters"
  • Finn Varney
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Identity, LGBTQIA+, Irish, Northern Irish, Experimental, Family, Coming Out, Craic
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 31, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Distribution Information
  • BBC Arts / Tyneside Cinema
    Sales Agent
    Country: United Kingdom
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Cal Freeman

Cal is an emerging Irish writer & director based in Manchester. He focuses on telling stories that unravel the joys and struggles caused by contradictions in our identities through cultural pride, heritage, love, family and justice.

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Director Statement

Since graduating from Newcastle Universitys' BA (Hons) Film Practice 2019, Cal has expanded his creative knowhow and networks by being selected for schemes like UK New Artists Residency 2021, HOME Artist Film Lab 2022 & BBC 100: Make Film History 2022. Most recently, Cal was invited to talk at industry day for Screen Film School Manchester and interviewed by the UK's largest student newspaper Manc Union on his takes as a Queer film director.