Hold Hands or Hide

UK, English, 10 mins

  • Director: Simon Wegrzyn
  • Writer: Simon Wegrzyn

CGiii Comment

The title makes it quasi-political...with the assumption that everyone wants to hold hands!

Not everyone does!

Gay short films really do not need to open with a same-sex kiss!


Hold Hands Or Hide from Simon Wegrzyn on Vimeo.

The(ir) Blurb...

Adam and Stuart are attacked in the streets after a night out in a local bar. They are both left with physical scars but how will they cope with the emotional ones? The fight for equality is far from over. Hate Crimes against LGBT+ people have surged by 78%; 9% in 2013 to 16% in 2017. These statistics do not paint the full picture as many victims still do not report their attacks. In 2008, Director Simon Wegrzyn was victim to an LGBT+ related hate crime. In this short film, he shares his story on how the attack has left one permanent scar - the fear to hold hands with the man he loves.

Cast & Characters

Darren Baba as Attacker
Kevin Max Grogan as Stuart
Tom Phillips as Attacker
Francesca Reid as Young Woman
Rick Yale as Adam

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