People Hold On

People Hold On is a genre bending film that explores the extended family of friends we all have and how we face the approach of adulthood together, as time pulls us apart. It's a younger, quarter-life crises skewed The Big Chill. An intimate exploration of relationships; friends, enemies, love and loss. Set during a weekend at the cottage, the gang reunites for their annual lakeside romp. A break-up, a new job, and a fracture prevented them from getting together last year and they're trying to patch the tear in their proverbial jeans.

  • Michael Seater
    SLY CAD, Narcs
  • Paula Brancati
  • Michael Seater
    Life With Derek, SLY CAD
  • Paula Brancati
    Moon Point, SLY CAD
  • Michael Seater
    SLY CAD, The Definites
  • Christina Jennings
    Murdoch Mysteries, The Listener
  • Katie Boland
    Key Cast
    The Master, Long Story Short
  • Paula Brancati
    Key Cast
    Being Erica, Degrassi
  • Mazin Elsadig
    Key Cast
    Grimey, Disorderly
  • Ashley Leggat
    Key Cast
    Life with Derek, Good Witch
  • Jonathan Malen
    Key Cast
    House at the End of the Street, Disorderly
  • Al Mukadam
    Key Cast
    Spun Out, Breakaway
  • Noah Reid
    Key Cast
    Old Stock, Kevin from Work
  • Chloe Rose
    Key Cast
    Hellions, Degrassi
  • Theo Skudra
    The Cliff and the Road, Grimey
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    Drama, comedy, thriller, dramedy
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 37 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 27, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    71,000 USD
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Director Biography - Michael Seater

Michael Seater

Michael has long been an integral piece in the fabric of the Canadian film industry. He has been nominated five times and won a Gemini once, won LA’s Young Artist Award and was named one of the 2009 HOLLYWOOD REPORTER’S Next Generation Stars of International TV. Michael has amassed an enviable list of leading acting roles such as the titular character in the internationally famous series Life with Derek as well as starring in countless other series including Bomb Girls, 18 to Life and Regenesis, to name a few. Some of his film credits include Sin Bin and the upcoming workplace comedy Bank$tas.

After two seasons of being heavily involved in the story process of Life with Derek, Michael was given the opportunity to write an episode. Subsequently the following season he was asked to write yet another. Since then Michael has written for Family Biz and has two series in development with major production companies.

Michael long had the goal of directing, spending his spare time growing up on sets studying everything around him. In 2012 he produced and directed three short films and is ecstatic that the first short he has taken out to the masses, SLY CAD, was part of Telefilm’s Not Short on Talent program during the Cannes International Film festival 2014. Michael recently wrapped People Hold On, his feature directorial debut which he produced with Paula Brancati under their company BrancSeater Productions in association with Shaftesbury Films, Brancseater is currently in post on two series pilots and is gearing up for their next feature Sadie’s Last Days on Earth.

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