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When Keevey (26), the lead singer of a popular Irish folk band “The Warrikins”,  meets Roland (30), a self righteous  and somewhat eccentric theremin player,  at a rural folk festival, sparks begin to fly. Their blossoming romance forms the backdrop to a series of interweaving festival stories as we see how the characters change from one summer to the next.    Among them is Henry (70)  a grieving grandfather who runs the local Morris Dancing troupe,  Eamon (65),  Keevey’s father and founder of The Warrikins; and Jack (50), a Noongar didgeridoo player.  Keeping them all in line is Queenie (50),  the community radio announcer,  who sees the same old confrontations year after year and thinks it’s high time we found ways to embrace our differences and all learn to get along. Written and directed by renowned comedian Ben Elton,  Three Summers is a comedy about a community who discover they have much more in common than their taste in music.

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Production Information

Writer & Director

Ben Elton


Michael Wrenn

Sue Taylor

Executive Producers

Michael Wrenn

Sue Taylor

Mark Anderson

Gary Hamilton

Key Cast

Rebecca Breeds

Robert Sheehan

Magda Szubanski

Michael Caton

John Waters

Deborah Mailman

Kelton Pell

Jaqueline McKenzie

Kate Box

Caroline Brazier

Peter Rosethrone

Mahesh Jadu


Transmission (ANZ)


Arclight Films International (ROW)

Key Locations




Key WA Crew

Director of Photography

Kate Milwright


Peter Pritchard

Production Designer

Clayton Jauncey

Costume Designer

Terri Lamera

1st Assistant Director

John Fairhead

Production and Post Manager

Tenille Kennedy


Adam Gare

Sophie Gare

Production Coordinator

Gabby Cole

Sound Recordist

Trevor Hope

Sound Design

Ric Curtin

Post Production Facility

SANDBOX Post Production

Working with a WA Crew

“Great to work with a set of WA film professionals who are always eagerly engaged when production gets up or comes to town.”

“There’s a real efficiency in a crew who not only know each other socially but also have numerous runs on the board professionally – a crew who through circumstance have great familiarity and have weathered the economy of both their state’s wider economy and the ups and downs of local production sufficiently to have truly honed themselves a niche and developed an efficient shorthand in working together.”

– Michael Wrenn, Producer

Photo credit David Dare Parker
Michael Wrenn, Sue Taylor, Ben Elton
Photo credit David Dare Parker
Greg Stirling and Kate Milwright

Filming in WA

My first trip to WA was when I was 2nd AC on feature “Japanese Story”, I was very lucky to work on up in the Pilbara with Sue Brooks and DP Ian Baker

It was an awesome experience going to that part of the world. I’d never really known much about WA until I went there and was completely in awe of how amazing the spaces are and how the light looks.

– Kate Milwright, Director of Photography

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