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INTERVIEW: ‘Kill Me Three Times’ director Kriv Stenders

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KRIV KICKS BACK: Red Dog director Kriv Stenders snaps back at those film critics who have mauled his new film Kill Me Three Times.

After the huge success of Red Dog the inbox of director Kriv Stenders swelled with offers to do another dog movie. As it turns out, Stenders is doing another dog movie – the Red Dog sequel Blue Dog, due out in 2016 – but his immediate instinct was to move away from anything featuring a four-legged friend who barks.

Taking aim: Simon Pegg plays a hitman in a new action-comedy by Kriv Stenders (inset).

Taking aim: Simon Pegg plays a hitman in a new action-comedy by Kriv Stenders (inset).

What tickled Kriv was Kill Me Three Times, a spright, unpretentious little action-comedy about a British hitman (played by Simon Pegg) trying to get some work done in a small coastal town. The plot-driven, twist-laden misadventure also stars Bryan Brown, Teresa Palmer, Luke Hemsworth and Sullivan Stapleton.   

Despite its good nature and proficient production quality the film has been subject to critical attacks so venomous it’s often difficult to connect the reviews with the fun, energetic, tongue-in-cheek film Stenders has delivered.

Assassin Charlie Wolfe (Simon Pegg) finishes off a job in Kill Me Three Times.

Assassin Charlie Wolfe (Simon Pegg) finishes off a job in Kill Me Three Times.

In this refreshing, frank interview, Stenders squarely hits back at film critics. He also addresses the shifting sands of film distribution that has seen this and many other ‘mid-range’ films bypass cinemas to come straight out on DVD and digital platforms such video-on-demand, streaming and download.

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