#IrishAbroad: Lee Cronin’s The Hole in the Ground secure multiple international deals
Following on from yesterday’s news that A24 and DirecTV have acquired the Norther American rights for Lee Cronin’s Sundance-bound horror The Hole in the Ground comes more good news as ScreenDaily reports that the film has secured deals for multiple international territories.
Bankside Films, who are handling the international sales, have sold the rights to Vertigo Releasing for the UK, Latvian Theatrical Distribution for the Baltic States; Huashi TV for China; Weltkino for Germany and Austria; Neo Films for Greece; Pictureworks for India; Sahamongkol for Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam; Koch Media for Italy; Presidio for Japan; Cinepolis for Latin America; Front Row for Middle East; Captive Entertainment for Philippines; M2 Film for Poland; Exponenta for Russia; Fox Networks Group for S.E. Asia Pay TV; The Shaw Company for Singapore; Scene & Sound for South Korea; Festival Films for Spain; Praesens for Switzerland; DeepJoy for Taiwan; and Siyah Beyaz for Turkey.
Trying to escape her broken past, Sarah O’Neill is building a new life on the fringes of a backwood rural town with her young son Chris. A terrifying encounter with a mysterious neighbour shatters her fragile security, throwing Sarah into a spiralling nightmare of paranoia and mistrust, as she tries to uncover if the disturbing changes in her little boy are connected to an ominous sinkhole buried deep in the forest that borders their home.
The film is Cronin’s feature debut,which he co-wrote with Stephen Shields, and stars Séana Kerslake (A Date For Mad Mary), James Quinn Markey (Vikings), James Cosmo (T2 Trainspotting), Simone Kirby (Jimmy’s Hall), Steve Wall (An Klondike) and Kati Outinen (Le Havre).
The Hole in the Ground shot on location in Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow and was produced by Conor Barry and John Keville for Savage Productions with Benoit Roland and Ulla Simonen for Wrong Men and MADE. The film was funded by Screen IrelandFís Éireann/Screen Ireland (FÉ/SI) is the national development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry., the BAI and Headgear Films with support coming from Wallimages and the Finnish Film Foundation.
Wildcard DistributionWildcard Distribution is an Irish film distributor established in early 2013 specialising in new and fresh approaches to distribution. More will release The Hole in the Groundin Irish cinemas in early 2019.