Sink Hole

A Film by Alex Serafini & Madeline Kelly


Claude is a depressed man about to take his own life when he is interrupted by an old school friend, Doug. Incredibly, Doug fails to realise (or perhaps chooses to ignore) the grave condition that Claude is in. There are potentially disastrous consequences when instead of providing emotional support to Claude, Doug goes off on a wild tangent revealing his own demons through veiled stories of chauvinistic triumph.


  • Picture of Alex Serafini & Madeline Kelly © Alex Serafini & Madeline Kelly

    Alex Serafini & Madeline Kelly

    Holysmoke was formed between Alex Serafini and Madeline Kelly for their debut short film, ‘Sink Hole’.
    Having worked in a director & cinematographer partnership for many years, they’ve spent hours on the road together pondering big issues like biological determinism and the merits of making pasta from scratch.
    Their directing duo is the formation of one ferociously opinionated mind and another wildly curious spirit, which makes for an exhilarating on-screen collaboration.

Awards + Festivals

  • 1st REDLINE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Toronto, Ontario Canada)May 25, 2018
  • 2nd THE BUDDHA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 9, 2018
  • 12th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL PSAROKOKALO (Official Selection, Piraeus, Greece)July 20, 2018
  • MIDDLE COAST FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Chicago, USA)September 21, 2018
  • 12th BYRON BAY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Byron Bay, Australia)October 12, 2018
  • 3rd ADIRONDACK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Glens Falls, NY, USA)October 18, 2018
  • 3rd SICK ‘N’ WRONG FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Orlando, FL, USA)November 2, 2018
  • KINOFILM - MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM & ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Manchester, United Kingdom)November 26, 2018
  • 3rd CROSSING THE SCREEN FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Eastbourne, UK)November 29, 2018
  • 2nd CHAMBAL INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kota, Rajasthan, India)January 12, 2019
  • 12th SYDNEY UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sydney, Australia)September 13, 2019


Alex Serafini & Madeline Kelly
Alex Serafini & Madeline Kelly
Julia Corcoran, Madeleine Levins
Director of Photography
Alex Serafini
Art Direcion
Alexandra Culliver
Costume Design
Maria Papandrea
Francis Byrne
Micheal J. Lutman
Sound Design
Wes Chew & Luke Mynott (Sonar Sound)
"Schubert Fantasy F Minor" performed by Rosie Reibl, written by Franz Schubert "Love Song" performed by Olivia Neyton John, written by Lesley Duncan


Running Time
06:40 min
Shooting Format
2K Anamorphic
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio



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aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

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Madeline Kelly

Alex Serafini