A Hole

  • Short
  • 2020
  • 12 Minutes
  • New Zealand

A skilled workman digs a perfect hole in a cracked earthen plain in an endless warehouse, a series of well-dressed people come and sit on comfortable couches offering contradictory opinions, and the job gradually unravels.

Director: James Solomon

Screenwriter: James Solomon

Production Company: Flying Fish

Premier Status: Regional Premiere



2020: Seattle International Film Festival • Best Foreign Film/ Flickerfest International Short Film Festival/ Hollyshorts Film Festival/ One-Reeler Short Film Competition

Cast and Crew

Screenwriter: James Solomon


Editor: Alex O’Shaugnessy

Music: Mike Newport

Sound: David Peterson

DOP / Camera: Dave Garbett

Cast: With: Josh McKenzie, Morgan Albrecht, Byron Coll, Leisha Ward Knox, Lucy Wigmore, Emma Eglinton, Catherine Yates, Ryan Dulieu


James Solomon

James Solomon is an award-winning film director based in New Zealand. He works on commercials, music videos and narrative content. He was one of 7 LBB emerging NZ directors in 2015. His short films have been screened and awarded at national and international film festivals. ‘Bound‘ was nominated for best actor at the 2017 New Zealand film awards, ‘McWhopper‘ won the Cannes Grand Prix in 2016.

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