Just Hold On

Just Hold On

Mutton Bustin’ champion and future spy, 7-year-old Marlie McDonald is a symbol of resilience and vigor. Marlie was born with an aggressive brain tumor and spent her first few years in hospitals. Today, fearless Marlie is in long-term survival care and insists on riding sheep in her free time.


Sam Davis

Rayka Zehtabchi


Directors: Sam Davis, Rayka Zehtabchi
Producer: Mehrdad Sarlak
Cinematographer: Sam Davis
Editor: Sam Davis
Music: Giosuè Greco
Principal Cast: Marlie McDonald
Additional Credits: Production Sound: Alex A. Herrera


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Rayka Zehtabchi
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Year: 2020
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Documentary
Screening in: Texas Shorts Program
Screening Section: Texas Shorts Competition
Screening Category: Documentary Short
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 7 mins