A DOCUMENTARY SHORT by BRENT JOSEPH

Filmed in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Holdout is a portrait of an eccentric New Orleanian. Jimmy, a resident of the Mid-City neighborhood, refused to evacuate for the storm. Despite being surrounded by floodwaters for two weeks, he insisted on staying home to care for his family of 18 pets. With helicopters and gunshots just outside his window, Jimmy reflects on the death of his life long boyfriend who died exactly one year earlier.