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19/03/2022

INTRODUCING THE FILM

I announce the cast as well as official synopsis and a description of the film below.

Synopsis:

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.

 

Film description:
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

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Pictured above: John Curran as John Kline Jnr. on location in County Wicklow in 2021.

A frame of CineStill 50D, 35mm

- DK
 

 

JAMES DEVEREAUX plays JAMES KEARNES aka JOHN KLINE Snr

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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

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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

SUPPORTING CAST

 

JOHN ALLEN plays PAUL BRYAN 

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Above: John Allen on location in Carlow, 2020. Kodak Portra 400, 35mm

 

JOHN MURPHY plays THE NARRATOR 

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Above: John Murphy on location in Dublin, 2021. 

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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.

- DK