Killer Love

Killer Love is a comedy/horror short film about sour break ups. It's about ill-advised couples counseling, love, trust, lust and revenge. It's about the masked killer in the woods, ready to take an axe to your head if you can't sort your shit out.

It's about two couples, Violet and Henry, and Martin and Sasha, all looking for their own perfect weekend away, not knowing of course that Violet has promised the perfect weekend to her one true, and far less friendly, love. Hearts will be broken.

  • Adam Lemmey
  • Adam Lemmey
  • Adam Lemmey
  • Ellen Graham
    Key Cast
  • Tom Cornwall
    Key Cast
  • Hjálmar Marteinsson
    Key Cast
  • Poppy Mee
    Key Cast
  • Elliot Howard
    Key Cast
    "The Tuxedo Killer"
  • Melissa Matheson
    Key Cast
    "Doctor Love"
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    Comedy, Horror
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 9 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 22, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 AUD
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    Digital 4K
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Director Biography - Adam Lemmey

Adam is an ambitious, dedicated, formidable, and enthusiastic filmmaker. With a diverse skill set, he can be seen between Producing, Directing, and Writing, and he loves to collaborate with fellow passionate artists to see exciting screen stories come to life. His current projects include the MRC Next Step production of 37 Things, which he produced with Debra Liang and is directed by Zane Roach, and his independent film Killer Love, which he wrote, directed and produced. Both will hit the short film festival circuit in 2019.
Adam studied screen at MAPS in 2006, and at AFTRS in 2009 he produced the short In The Family Way with Director Tsubasa Masano. In 2007, Adam wrote and directed the MRC Raw Nerve short film Hard Rubbish, which toured internationally. He developed concepts for children’s television, pitching Freight Train Stallions to Cartoon Network, as part of the SPAA Snaptoons initiative. In 2012 he produced the independent feature The Astronaut, which was a finalist in DigiSPAA. When 2013 came along he produced the MRC Raw Nerve short Carbon Daters, which was nominated for Best Comedy at the SASA’s, screened at Palm Springs and aired on ABC2. He produced Ted and Johnny In The Hagemashi Account, for SBS Comedy Runway in 2014. His feature film concept Sisters was developed under the SAFC D-Lab program in 2014. He produced and directed the Wasted Wanderers’ In Your Fire music video, which picked up a South Australian Screen Award for best music video in 2016.
Adam’s ambition is to share stories that are playful in their genre and strong in their truth. He can be found writing on his horror/comedy spec feature script Splatters, about a bachelor party that runs afoul of a werewolf clan, or hanging out with his cat.

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Director Statement

Killer Love plays with the tropes of both horror and comedy films. While it has a typical slasher that bursts out of the woods and tears people apart, this is seen as the natural conclusion of their relationships – the literal ‘breakup’. We’re taking on universal themes – love, relationships, lust, loss, and how it all feels - within the framework of horror films. The film is personal for me, as it comes from my experiences of a relationship breakdown, and by keeping it personal I hope that the audience will engage with the honesty and connect it to their own experiences.

Killer Love is a story that I love. I am passionate about genre cinema. This short film will portray my cinematic intent for future projects as I look to take the leap into feature films. I want to tell over the top stories for loud and enthusiastic audiences. I believe that with Killer Love, and the telling of honest and vulnerable stories within the genre space, I have found what I want my cinematic voice to become.