On Hold

On Hold is an original comedy short film about the relatable task of calling a customer service hotline. The idea for the film sprung up when I myself was on hold and all around me everything started to go wrong. It's something we've all experienced. We had great fun making this short film and hope you can relate to the frantic events that follow!

  • Grier White
  • Grier White
  • Grier White
    Key Cast
    "John Smith"
  • Ben Johnstone
    Key Cast
    "The Postman"
  • Jasmine Choy
    Key Cast
    "The Agent"
  • Martin Wilson
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 46 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    0 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University Of The West Of Scotland
Director Biography - Grier White

Grier White, born in 2002, like in that song, the summer of ‘69, and raised in the southwest of Scotland in a little town called Stranraer, that is closer to Belfast than any major city in Scotland. Anyway, geography lesson over. He attended primary & secondary school in the town before traveling to Ayr to study Media Production & Analysis at Ayrshire College, shout out to Richie & John!

Following that, he moved over next door to the University Of The West Of Scotland to continue his studies with Broadcast Production: TV & Radio, which he is still currently studying in his 3rd Year.

Away from education, Grier has worked as an entertainer with a local award-winning entertainment company. He has also been a retail assistant in a comic book cafe in his local town.

Grier is also, of course apart of his local drama club which he adores. He joined Stranraer Drama Club in 2017 as a junior member, and is currently a Junior Leader and a member of the club’s committee. During his time at the club, he has written and produced a few shows, including 2021’s Jack & The Beanstalk, and has appeared in many more.

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Director Statement

We've all been there, on hold. It's a disastrous thing, and everything that could go wrong probably will. I wanted to capture this in this relatable comedy.