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What secrets lie buried beneath North Bay, Ontario? An abandoned nuclear bunker, for one.

At a time when nuclear tensions once again run high, The Hole in Reservoir Hill revisits a decommissioned nuclear bunker buried deep beneath North Bay, Ontario — and introduces some of the people who know its secrets.

Though trees and woodland now cover the scars on Reservoir Hill, the bunker’s legacy lives on. Through a lively cast of local characters, we reveal the bunker’s lasting psychological imprint on those who were witness to its workings — and the unlikely renewed relevance to those who weren’t.

For those who lived and worked in the facility, it’s a decaying source of nostalgia. To others, it’s a mystery, an enigmatic entity — a relic. Decades after closing, the bunker still captures the imagination of those who live nearby, both young and old.

Juxtaposing Cold War culture with today’s spectre of nuclear warfare, the film is a reflection on the impacts and lessons of a lost time; a time we so brazenly thought to be ancient history...until now.


Credits (Click to expand)

Directed by

Rich Williamson


Shasha Nakhai


Rich Williamson

Director of Photography

Rich Williamson

Original Music

Rob Teehan

Archival Assistant

Derek Daniher

Title Design

Celeste Koon

Post Production Facility

Urban Post

Online Colourist

Andrew Mandziuk

Sound Design

Ryan Birnberg


Lucas Roveda

Production Insurance

Eve Needra

Steve Beatty

Front Row Insurance Brokers


Ryan Keller

Stohn Hay Caffazzo Dembroski Richmond LLP