INTRODUCING THE FILM
I announce the cast as well as official synopsis and a description of the film below.
Part-time projectionist and amateur filmmaker, John Kline Jnr, is mute and suffers from missing time.
He hires local actors to play his parents in a series of recreated home movies in order to investigate their unsolved disappearance 25 years earlier.
Hole in the Head is an 'experimental-narrative' feature film in which the protagonist re-stages his family’s home movies in order to recall a traumatic event. Melding new with old technologies and a film-within-a-film structure, Hole in the Head proposes a hauntological discourse on autofiction, trauma and private ritual.
INTRODUCING THE CAST
JOHN CURRAN plays JOHN KLINE Jnr
Pictured above: John Curran as John Kline Jnr. on location in County Wicklow in 2021.
A frame of CineStill 50D, 35mm
JAMES DEVEREAUX plays JAMES KEARNES aka JOHN KLINE Snr
Pictured above: James Devereaux in costume as John Kline Snr. on the set in County Carlow in 2020.
A frame of Kodak Portra 400, 35mm.
LYNETTE CALLAGHAN plays SUSAN MOORE aka HELEN KLINE
Clockwise above: Michael Higgins checking exposure before a take, with Lynette Callaghan (centre) in costume as Helen Kline, and Dean Kavanagh composing the frame while on the set in County Carlow in 2020. Photo by Anja Mahler, Kodak Portra 400, 35mm
JOHN ALLEN plays PAUL BRYAN
Above: John Allen on location in Carlow, 2020. Kodak Portra 400, 35mm
JOHN MURPHY plays THE NARRATOR
Above: John Murphy on location in Dublin, 2021.
Thank you for reading this post as part of Hole in the Head: a filmmaking blog, charting the making of a low-budget feature film from development through to exhibition.
Hole in the Head is funded by The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon.