A man digs a hole. People watch him do it.
A skilled workman digs a perfect hole in the middle of a vast
cracked earthen plain. A series of well-dressed people come and sit
round the hole on comfortable couches offering contradictory
opinions, and the job gradually unravels.
If you work in the creative or advertising industries this process
may seem familiar. In fact if you work in any industry you will
find this story speaks to you.
'A Hole' is a black comedy short film that explores the
existential pain of working in a corporate hierarchy or perhaps
just of working at all. It references and contemporises Greek
myths, the theatre of the absurd, 60's radical cinema and 70's
Funny and tragic, or perhaps just tragic, it has a stellar cast
and crew including actors Josh McKenzie, Byron Coll, Leisha Ward
Knox, David Van Horn and Lucy Wigmore, director of photography Dave
Garbett, production designer Jon Lithgow, editor Alex O'Shaughnessy
and vfx artist Leon Woods. It was written and directed by James
Solomon and produced by Lissandra Leite through production
company Flying Fish.
We have completed the main shoot and are looking for funding to
finish the film. Please donate so that you can see our A Hole.
We are aiming for at least $8,000. This will be used for pick-up
shooting, editing, grading, mix, final output and
Flying Fish are match donors for the first $2,000. Please click
on the link to make a donation by credit card. Donations to Boosted
are tax deductible which is cool.
Thank you so much for taking the time to check this out, if you
have time please click on the facebook page (even
if you haven't donated), and like the group. This will help us to
communicate about and promote the film's progress.
A massive thank you to the amazing cast
Josh Mckenzie / Byron Coll / Leisha Ward
Knox / David Van Horn / Lucy
Wigmore / Morgan Albrecht / Emma Eglinton /
Catherine Yates and Ryan Dulieu
James Solomon - Director
James is an award winning moving image director based in New
Zealand. He is originally from the UK. He works on commercials,
music videos and narrative content. He was one of 7 LBB emerging NZ
directors in 2015.
His latest short film 'Bound' was nominated for best actor at
the 2017 New Zealand film awards, 'McWhopper' won the Cannes Grand
Prix in 2016 and was the most globally nominated campaign of 2016.
He currently has several NZ brand campaigns on the box and has the
blackly comic short film 'A Hole' in post-production.
Lissandra Leite - Producer
Lissandra has been working in the screen industry for the last
20 years, having started in London working for Nickelodeon
Television. She also worked in well-established London production
houses on TVCs and documentaries.
Her producing work ranges from television, music industry, TVCs,
short films, documentaries, music videos as well as online and
video content, and has worked across a wide range of budgets, crews
Her work includes producing music videos for top kiwi &
international artist such as Kimbra, Julia Deans, Alien Weaponry,
Maala, Nika, Salmonela Dub and many others. Lissandra has also
produced commercials for such brands as Countdown, Vodafone &
Her most recent work includes Producing "She Speeds" 3 minute
documentary 100% funded by Boosted Campaign.