Bankside Films Sells Irish Psychological Horror, The Hole in the Ground, to Multiple Territories
Posted: 12th March 2018
Screen Daily has announced that Bankside Films has sold Lee Cronin’s psychological thriller, The Hole in the Ground, to multiple territories including Baltic States (Latvian Theatrical Distribution), China (Huashi TV), CIS (Exponenta), Germany (Welt Kino), Italy (Koch Media), Latin America (Cinepolis), Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand (Sahamongkol Films), Middle East (Front Row Entertainment), Poland (M2 Films), South Korea (Scene & Sound), Switzerland (Praesens), Taiwan (Deep Joy) and Turkey (Siyah Beyaz).
Writer/director Cronin previously won the Melies D’Argent Award for best fantastic short film and the San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Film Festival Jury Prize in 2014 for his short Ghost Train, which had extensive play on the international festival circuit and put Lee on the map as one of the fastest rising stars in the genre world.
The film stars breakthrough talent Seána Kerslake following her critically acclaimed turn in A Date for Mad Mary, as a young single mother who is trapped between rationality and the unexplained as she becomes convinced her little boy has been transformed by something sinister from the depths of a mysterious sinkhole.
Cinematographer is Tom Comerford (Pilgrimage), Conor Denisson (The Third Wave) is Production Designer and editor is Colin Campbell (The Young Offenders).
The Hole in the Ground is produced by John Keville and Conor Barry of Ireland’s production outfit Savage Productions, and co-produced by Benoit Roland of Wrong Men in Belgium and Ulla Simonen of MADE in Finland and is funded by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board with the participation of Head Gear Films. Phil Hunt and Compton Ross serve as Executive Producers for Head Gear Films and Hilary Davis and Stephen Kelliher are Executive Producers for Bankside Films.