Welcome to Holding Space Films, where a decade of passion fuels our journey in scripted and unscripted filmmaking, digital journalism, media performances and installations. Our collaborative works, showcased at vibrant events like Nuit Blanche and SIGGRAPH, reflect not just our commitment but also the tremendous support from Canada Media Fund, National Film Board, Telefilm, Ontario Creates and others.

Nominated for three Golden Sheaf Awards, our documentaries, including a chart-topping iTunes debut, have found a home on CBC Docs POV and distribution through Gravitas Ventures. Embracing the essence of "holding space," our filmmaking is more than a craft—it's a genuine connection of deep listening. Join us in exploring the power of authentic storytelling and the warmth of human connection at Holding Space Films.
Patricia Marcoccia
Maziar Ghaderi
Patricia Marcoccia is an award winning filmmaker with specializations in directing, producing, editing and cinematography. She was nominated for two Golden Sheaf Awards at the Yorkton Film Festival in 2019. Her background includes over 10 years of combined experience as a filmmaker, journalist and digital media producer. She collaborated on innovative projects such as a Telefilm multicity national workshop series on online marketing and multiplatform distribution for film, and Melting Silos, a transmedia development workshop sponsored by NFB, Telefilm, CMPA and BC Film.
In 2011 Patricia participated in DOXA Documentary Film Festival’s Kris Anderson Program for emerging female filmmakers. She went on to work as associate producer for the interactive component of Canadian Screen Award nominated action documentary series, Battle Castle. Battlecastle.tv won the Blue Drop Award for best entertainment website in 2013. Patricia earned an honours bachelor of science degree in psychology at McMaster University and a master degree in journalism at Ryerson University. ​​​​​​​
Maziar Ghaderi is a multimedia artist, director and producer that works with visual media and interactive technology. With a background in multimedia production, his primary work is situated at the intersection of technology, the experiential and creative direction. Maziar's work has been curated in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Halifax, Los Angeles, Boston, Istanbul, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and recognized by the MIT Media Lab (2016), The Creator's Project (2014 & 2015), The Globe & Mail (2x, 2015), CBC Radio (2016), IxDA (2013) Toronto Life (2016), The Georgia Straight (2011) and SIGGRAPH (2013). He has also presented at Toronto Wearables, Subtle Technologies, Gladstone Hotel, The Gardiner Museum, Shopify, Luminato Festival, HarbourFront Centre's HATCH festival, Sumahan Art Centre, The Fridge Dubai, Nuit Blanche (2015, 2016), and Summerworks (2015, 2018). With the direction of Marina Abramovic, Maziar was the media producer and on-site technical assistant for the 2013 Luminato Festival's MAI Prototype, and has directed and produced his original work, Dissolving Self: Sufi Whirling X Wearable Technology for the International Symposium on Electronic Art 2014 (ISEA) held in Dubai. With his partner, Patricia Marcoccia, he is currently working on his debut documentary entitled, The Refugee’s Son and his first sci-fi film, Lights Fallen set to shoot in Dubai in 2022.
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