hold the line

Hold The Line

Em works in a call centre. She faces a day that’s more difficult than the usual ‘customer care queries’ and is on the brink. That’s until: she picks up the phone to Patsy.

Director Bio

Laura and Karen met in Bow Street Academy for Screen Acting in 2015 and soon became close friends. After graduating, Laura began to write her own material. Laura co-wrote a play titled ‘Knowing Nathan’, which had a successful run in Dublin, January 2018. After that, Laura decided it was time to try create a film of her own. She wrote the script for ‘Hold the Line’ in late 2017 and sent it to Karen for feedback. Karen loved the idea and was immediately interested.


  • Directed by:Karen Killeen & Laura O’ Shea
  • Written by:Laura O’ Shea
  • Produced by:Laura O’ Shea
  • Runtime:12 mins
  • Completion Date:July 6, 2018
  • Country of Origin:Ireland
  • Category:Irish Live-Action
  • Selection:In Competition - Programme 12
  • Screening Time / Venue:
    Fri 16th - St. Catherine's Church - 12:30-1:30pm
    / Sat 17th - St. Catherine's Church - 12:30-1:30pm
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Still Voices Film Society

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  • 06 January, 2020

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  • 01 October, 2019

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  • 09 September, 2019

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