Shot on location in Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow over the summer, Irish director Lee Cronin’s feature debut stars Seána 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’).


Sarah (Kerslake) moves her precocious son, Chris (Markey), to a secluded new home in a rural town, trying to ease his apprehensions as they hope for a fresh start after a difficult past. But after a startling encounter with a mysterious new neighbour, Sarah’s nerves are set on edge. Chris disappears in the night into the forest behind their house, and Sarah discovers an ominous, gaping sinkhole while searching for him. Though he returns, some disturbing behavioural changes emerge, and Sarah begins to worry that the boy who came back is not her son.

THE HOLE IN THE GROUND – Irish release date is March 1.