If Wolf Creek director Greg Mclean’s planned new thriller Kill Me Three Times gets some good pre-sales at Cannes, former Screen NSW chief executive Tania Chambers will get her first feature film credit as a producer.
Chambers has been working closely for many months with A Few Best Men and Death At A Funeral producing pair Laurence Malkin and Share Stallings to set up the film in Australia.
“As a film executive, I always described developing and financing films as an extraordinary jigsaw puzzle and now that I'm experiencing it first hand as an indie producer, it's even more complicated and exciting than I thought it was,” Chambers told IF Magazine from Paris.
“I am extending my skills and enjoying the formation of a great creative team, all for the purposes of making this movie we are passionate about.”
Chambers returned to Western Australia, where she used to run state film agency ScreenWest, after resigning from Screen NSW last year. She is working on a variety of projects with a range of people.
According to London-based Screendaily.com, which broke the story about the new film, Kill Me Three Times is being represented by US sales and financing company Cargo Entertainment.
Abbie Cornish, Ben Mendelsohn and Sullivan Stapleton are the Australians attached but the lead role is to be played by Brazilian-born Alice Braga, who is in Walter Salles’s adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s cult book On The Road, which was in official competition in Cannes and was today named among the line-up of competition films in the Sydney Film Festival.
Kill Me Three Times is set in an Australian surfing town inhabited by a young woman who links three tales of murder, blackmail and revenge.