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The Three Don'ts

Jason McCarthy and Benson Yau are two ordinary lads. They are both in their mid twenties and struggling their way through life. When Jason finds himself in desperate need of cash to stay in college, Benson arranges a meeting with some shady drug dealers led by the maniacal Banger. Banger promises the lads a small fortune, but only if they can follow The Three Don'ts. When things don't go according to plan, the two lads are pulled into a criminal underworld they never knew existed complete with feuding families and gun toting assassins. At the head of it all is the shady figure known only as The Man in Black. Jason and Benson will need to stay on their toes if they're to survive this one. Simple job, Simple Job...

  • Paddy Murphy
    Retribution, The Sad Ones, The Cheese Box, Framed, An Beanshi
  • Paddy Murphy
    Retribution, The Sad Ones, The Cheese Box, Framed
  • Brian Clancy
  • Barry Fahy
    IRIS, Blue Dawn, The Sad Ones, An Beanshi
  • Judd Tilyard
    To our bright white hearts, Mark of Kane, Feed the Devil, Sleeper
  • Aaron Walsh
    Rewind, Legacy Point, Cuppa
  • Adam Moylan
    Key Cast
    Vikings, Game of Thrones, Retribution, Cuppa, Safe
  • Brian Clancy
    Key Cast
    Cuppa, The Sad Ones, IRIS, Legacy Point
  • Nathan Wong
    Key Cast
  • Mark Prendergast
    Key Cast
    The World as I See It
  • Courtney McKeon
    Key Cast
    Retribution, Ground Floor, I Love/Need You
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    Dark Comedy, Horror, Violence, Gore, Comedy, Travellers, Neo Noir, Gritty, Irish
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 35 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 EUR
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Director Biography - Paddy Murphy

Paddy Murphy is an Irish film-maker based in the Limerick/Clare region. Paddy came to film from a background in video game development. From 2009-2012, he released over a dozen games across a variety of platforms including Playstation, iPhone and PC as part of Open Emotion Studios.

In 2014 Paddy began writing short stories and scripts. In May of that year, he began working with internationally renowned magician, Steve Spade and together the two established the production company, Spade Lion Productions. Paddy quickly wrote and directed a trilogy of short films from July 2014 through March 2015 called "The Psychosis Trilogy". This includes the shorts, Ensnared, Devil on my Back and Ground Floor.

In May of 2015 he left Spade Lion to pursue his career as an independent film-maker. Upon leaving Spade Lion, Paddy worked with Brian Clancy and Mickey Ridley on a black comedy short called The Three Don'ts. Following on from incredible feedback at the premiere and a desire to do more with the film, Paddy & Brian set about drafting a feature script. The Three Don'ts feature is set to release later in 2017. In that time Paddy has also created a dozen shorts including I Love/Need You (with Nightingale Productions), I.R.I.S, The Cheese Box (with IsleBoro Productions), Retribution starring Hellraiser's Nicholas Vince, Framed & Cuppa.

In April of 2017 Paddy began pre-production of his second Feature and co-founded Celtic Badger Media. Paddy is also developing a segment for Hex Media's demon anthology, For We Are Many, as well as co-producing two shorts for Nicholas Vince.

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Director Statement

We're very proud of the story we've told in this as our first feature film on such a miniscule budget. I really hope the twisted Irish dark comedy raptures you all into the world of The Three Don'ts!