Hold (2021) is a sixteen-minute film conceived by Joshua Kaufman and a creative team, including frequent collaborator cinematographer Matthew Kyle Levine, with performances by Jack Meriwether, Fernando Moya Delgado, and Megan Stratton.

In the wake of a poet’s confession-style solo performance, the poet (Jack Meriwether) and two friends perform the social dance of exposing and downplaying the full extent of their feelings on a range of topics from the mundane to mental health and intimacy.