Plot: Winter. Brainerd, Minnesota. Despite arctic temperatures sheathing hundreds of surrounding lakes in three feet of solid ice, a massive stretch of water opens up on the surface of North Long Lake. With repeated scientific investigations yielding no answers, the ‘Black Hole' captures the heart of the nearby community while attracting national, even international attention.
Convinced this charming story would be perfect for the small town mystery show he's been fervently pitching to cable executives for years, Alex decides to cash in his savings from editing karaoke videos, hire a small crew, and make the pilot episode himself. Upon arrival however, this black hole mystery reveals itself to be much disturbing and personal than expected, slowly engulfing Alex in an existential search that consumes not only his cherished pilot, but with it the very underpinnings of his sanity.
Witnessing a humanity and desperation that can only reveal itself through the cracks of a fractured dream, the crew's cameraman veers his focus away from the pilot to the tragedy of our unraveling hero. Interweaving real footage intended for the pilot along with private phone calls and journal recordings, The Hole Story is a troubling yet hilarious journey into the burden of dreams and the making of American
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