Just because you give someone an idea for murder, does that make you responsible for the crime?
In 1929 Arthur Upfield, Australia’s premier crime writer, plotted the perfect murder for his novel The Sands of Windee.
Meanwhile, one of his friends, stockman Snowy Rowles, put the scheme into deadly effect, even before the book was published. The result was one of Australia’s most sensational murder trials of the 1930s and catapulted Upfield’s name onto the world stage.
- + Snowy /Luke Ford
- + Arthur Upfield/Robert Menzies
- + 3 Acts of Murder Study Guide
- + Murder On The Rabbit Proof Fence the book
- + Trailer for 3 Acts of Murder
- + The Murchison Murders
- + Lean more about Arthur Upfield
- + Murder by the Book, in the words of director Rowan Woods
- + Get acquainted with Luke Ford
“3 Acts of Murder’s - New Life!!!” find out more
May 22nd, 2012
May 22nd, 2012
We would like to introduce you to some very special and dedicated fans of 3 Acts of Murder. We have Des (left), Kevin (centre). Kevin has been working extremely hard to realise his dream of opening up the Mt Magnet Mining & Pastoral Museum. As the Curator of this facility and a founding member of the Mt Magnet Historical Society Inc. Kevin, Des, Kathy (right) along with Ronnie, have been working on the recreation of the Camel House from the set of the 3 Acts of Murder tele-movie.
All of us at Taylor Media are thrilled to see this ongoing work and we will endeavour to keep you posted on the Museum’s progress.
- Allan Collins ACS takes home a Tripod at the Australian Cinematographer’s Awards
May 2nd, 2010
After winning in the Gold Award at the Queensland and Northern Territory ACS Awards last year, Allan Collins went on to win the Tripod for Best Cinematography in the TELEFEATURES, TV DRAMA & MINI-SERIES category at the National ACS Awards on Saturday night. Allan was awarded for his fantastic work on 3 Acts of Murder.
Allan Collins ACS, left, on location for 3 Acts of Murder
photograph by David Dare Parker
- 3 Acts of Murder at the Nashville Film Festival
March 30th, 2010
3 Acts of Murder will be screening in the official selection of the Nashville Film Festival on the 17th and 21st April.
The Nashville Film Festival presents the finest in American Independent and World Cinema in historic music mecca, Nashville, Tennessee. Highly prestigious and celebrated for its exceptional programming, NaFF boasts the distinction of being an Academy Award-qualifying festival and one of the longest-running film festivals in the United States. Other films to screen this year include Sam Taylor Wood’s Nowhere Boy, and Provinces of Night by Shane Dax Taylor. The Nashville Film Festival will be 3 Acts of Murder’s premiere screening in the USA.
- Couch Potatoes Love Murder
December 21st, 2009
3 Acts of Murder ran away with the award for Best Local Miniseries/Telemovie at the 11th Annual Couch Potatoes.
“3 Acts of Murder, the West Australian drama directed by Rowan Woods (The Boys, Little Fish) and based on the true story of the author who devised the perfect crime only for it to be realised…featured excellent performances, (a) clever script and stunning visuals.” Read more of the report from Michael Idato in the Sydney Morning Herald, December 21, 2009.
- AFI Award for Anni Finsterer
December 13th, 2009
The 3 Acts of Murder team are immensely proud to extend their congratulations to Anni Finsterer for the recognition of her great talent and magnificent work in the role of Anne Upfield, with an AFI Award for Best Guest or Supporting Actress in a Television Drama. Anni was presented with her award at the gala ceremony at the Regent Theatre in Melbourne on Saturday night.
Apart from the accolade of being nominated and awarded by her peers, it is no surprise that Anni has received several plaudits from those connected to the real story behind 3 Acts of Murder, commenting on the authenticity and richness of her performance.
Anni Finsterer as Anne Upfield in 3 Acts of Murder
- AFI Award nominations
October 28th, 2009
AFI Award nominations have been announced for members of the esteemed 3 Acts of Murder cast, with Robert Menzies, Anni Finsterer and Bille Brown receiving nominations for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor in a Television Drama, respectively….
- Murder in Saint Tropez
October 14th, 2009
3 Acts of Murder will be gracing the screens of Saint Tropez on the 14th October for the 11th edition of the “Rencontres Internationales du Cinéma des Antipodes”.
Screening alongside Samson and Delilah, The Proposition, Bright Star and The Magic Pudding, this will be the first chance for the Saint Tropez glitterati to catch Robert Menzies and Luke Ford in the true-life tale of Depression Era murder.
The festival exists as a collaboration between the Ville de Saint-Tropez and the Australian and New Zealand Governments and the quality and diversity of the featured screenings demonstrates the caliber of Australian film production in 2009.
This year’s festival “…will rhyme with diversity, uniqueness, harshness, poetry, humour, sensitivity, and wide open spaces.” says Festival President, Bernard Bories.
- 3 Acts of Murder, an award nominated website!
October 8th, 2009
The 3 Acts of Murder website has been announced as a finalist in the Australian Web Awards 2009, nominated in the Arts and Events category. Taylor Media sends a thank you to Itomic and The Penguin Empire for the fantastic work on the website and branding. And thank you especially to all site visitors, fans and commentators. We love your feedback, so please keep it coming.
- Congratulations to Rowan Woods for nomination ADG Awards
August 25th, 2009
Rowan Woods is nominated for the category “Best direction for a Telemovie” for his work in 3 Acts of Murder at the Australian Directors Guild Awards (ADG).
The ADG Awards celebrate the creative achievement of directors in film, television and new media platforms. The ADG works to promote excellence in screen direction, to encourage communication and collaboration between directors and others in the industry, and to provide professional support for its members including film, television and digital media directors, documentary makers, animators, assistant directors and independent producers throughout Australia.
“It’s a special film and I can’t recommend it highly enough.” The Film Talk
April 18th, 2010
- Nashville Scene
“There’s a steely economy to the performances that staves off the rote docudrama waiting in the wings. ” Nashville Scene
April 17th, 2010
- Timeout Sydney
“Rowan Woods was hot off the plane from Hollywood - a town where they catch, kill and devour their own - when the script for 3 Acts of Murder grabbed him by surprise and bundled him off to the dead heart of Australia to reimagine one of the weirdest crimes in our history.” Timeout Sydney
December 12th, 2009
- The Australian
“This is simply the most engrossing piece of psychological drama you are likely to see this year.” The Australian
June 12th, 2009
- The Sydney Morning Herald
“This is a terrific yarn - slight but brimming with sinew and flavour.” The Sydney Morning Herald
June 12th, 2009
- Sydney Morning Herald
“The look and the feel of the film combine to reinforce Woods’s growing reputation as a director with a solid understanding of the Australian vernacular in all its peculiarities.” Sydney Morning Herald
June 12th, 2009
- The Age
“The Writer and the Murderer… The conditions were perfect for a ripping yarn: a group of men working on the lonely rabbit-proof fence that stretched across Western Australia in the Great Depression, sharing their evening meals by lamplight.” The Age
June 11th, 2009
- Mysteries in Paradise
“You can’t stop someone reacting in an aberrant way to art, be it movies, music literature etc” Mysteries in Paradise
June 3rd, 2009