Private Project

Sostenme (Hold Me)

Sofia has returned home to Puebla, México after her mother’s death. It is here she grieves this loss and comes face to face with her old best friend, Inés.
In an afternoon away from the church where Sofia spends her time, the two take a trip to the shore and confront the issues that led to the demise of their once inseparable bond.

  • Julianna Leopold
  • Nicole Barley
  • Lilah Sanchez
  • Olga Patlán
    Key Cast
  • Fryda Vázquez
    Key Cast
  • Mauricio Herrera
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    11 minutes 2 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 24, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    8,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Savannah College of Arts and Design
Director Biography - Julianna Leopold

A graduate of the Savannah College of Arts and Design, Julianna's passion is telling female-rooted stories. She has previously directed dramas and coming-of-age short films through the eyes of womanhood. While living in Mexico, she fell in love with the culture and the people. She hopes Sostenme will resonate with women and evoke emotion in a way that spreads love.

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Director Statement

The concept of friendship is so often overlooked by love stories or family dramas, while friendship is as essential to people as breathing.
We all have lost a friend in the path of life, and Sofía and Inés embody the longing of that which used to be: that undeniable chemistry, a connection that works like magnets, and no matter how much time goes by, remains the strongest gravitational force in the universe. Female friendships are one of the greatest gifts given to girls throughout their lives, and that's what this story is about: those once-in-a-lifetime people you meet who shape you beyond reason.