When the idea for Throuple was first conceived, Larkin Pictures duo Zoe Eisenberg (writer, producer) and Phillips Payson (director) set out to create a playful dark comedy that would be fun for the viewer while touching on heavier themes such as the structure of a traditional relationship and voyeurism.
The style in which the film was shot, and the original accompanying score, help to maximize the colorful environment, characters and story.
The project was funded via Kickstarter (originally titled “Courtesy Flush”). A team of 13 cast and crew were flown from Los Angeles, New York and Antigua to Puna, Hawai’i, where the film was set. The the setting for the film was specifically chosen because of the playful, unique atmosphere that the island naturally sets forth. In order to cultivate bonds and inspire a closeness that reads on camera, the Throuple cast and crew were strategically stranded on location for 23 days of total shooting time.