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Synopsis

KILL ME THREE TIMES is a darkly comedic thriller from rising star director Kriv Stenders (Red Dog). Simon Pegg plays the mercurial assassin, Charlie Wolfe, who discovers he isn’t the only person trying to kill the siren of a sun-drenched surfing town (Alice Braga). Charlie quickly finds himself at the center of three tales of murder, mayhem, blackmail and revenge. With an original screenplay by James McFarland, the film also stars Sullivan Stapleton (as a gambling addict who attempts to pay off his debts through a risky life insurance scam), Teresa Palmer (as a small town Lady Macbeth), Callan Mulvey (as a wealthy beach club owner simmering with jealousy), Luke Hemsworth (as a local surfer fighting for the woman he loves) and Bryan Brown (as a corrupt cop who demands the juiciest cut). KILL ME THREE TIMES was produced by Laurence Malkin and Share Stallings (the team behind Death At A Funeral and A Few Best Men) and Tania Chambers.

Photo credit Geoffrey Simpson

Filmed and Post Produced in Western Australia

on the Traditional Country of the Yamatji Badimia, Yamatji Nanda & Noongar Whadjuk peoples

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Production Information

Director

Kriv Stenders

Producers

Tania Chambers

Share Stallings

Laurence Malkin

Associate Producer

Daniel Findlay

Line Producer

Jane Sullivan

Executive Producers

Jack Drewe

Ian Gibbins

Aaron Gilbert

Jan Korbelin

Bryce Menzies

Joan Peters

Alan Simpson

Key Cast

Simon Pegg

Sullivan Stapleton

Teresa Palmer

Alice Braga

Calvin Mulvey

Bryan Brown

Luke Hemsworth

Distributor

eOne (ANZ)

Sales

Arclight Films International (ROW)

Key Locations

Perth

Dunsborough

Margaret River

Lancelin

Director of Photography

Geoffrey Simpson

Writer

James McFarland

Editor

Jill Bilcock

First Assistant Director

Jamie Crooks

Production Designer

Clayton Jauncey

Art Director

Jo Briscoe

Sound Recordist

Trevor Hope

Second Assistant Director

Nick McKinnon

Third Assistant Director

Stuart Morrice

Filming in Western Australia

“We filmed on location, against the stunning backdrop of Australia’s pristine beaches, coastlines and bushland.”

“My concept here was to create a unique visual through-line, subverting the traditional dark, urban conventions of the crime thriller genre and contrasting these against the vivid light, colour and texture of coastal Australia. I intended to create our own distinctive visual brand in which the beach-side town of Eagles Nest, the stark sunlight, the black shadows, a sparkling ocean and the wild bush all came together to form an iconic visual landscape that closes in on, surrounds and seals our characters into their own original story world.”

– Kriv Stenders, Director

Photo credit David Dare Parker
Photo credit Geoffrey Simpson

A Popcorn Film

“What I love about Kill Me Three Times is that it is a movie totally and unequivocally meant for an audience to enjoy.”

“It’s what I call a traditional, all-out “popcorn” movie – a fun, rollicking, sexy, thrilling and unashamedly entertaining piece of mainstream cinema that delivers all the vicarious thrills, spills, smart laughs and shocking surprises modern audiences expect and demand from this kind of movie thriller.”

– Kriv Stenders, Director

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