Behind the Scenes

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.

"Remy" (Todd Litzinger), "Skunk (Caitlin Holcombe)" and "Will" (Mikaal Bates) snuggle up between takes.
“Remy” (Todd Litzinger), “Skunk (Caitlin Holcombe)” and “Will” (Mikaal Bates) snuggle up between takes.
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Director Phillips Payson talks to actor Jordan Turchin (“James”) between scenes.
DP Shabier Kirchner and AC Anderson Andrew in the jungle.
DP Shabier Kirchner and AC Anderson Andrew looking serious in the jungle.
On location at the infamous "castle house."
On location at the infamous “castle house.”
"Skunk" in the tub between takes.
“Skunk” (Caitlin Holcombe) in the tub between takes.
Fooling around on set of our F*ck Fitness shoot.
Ingrid Vollset and Jordan Turchin being good sports on set of our F*ck Fitness shoot.
High fives on set.
High fives on set.
Circus kids walkin' it out.
Circus kids walkin’ it out.
All smiles in the tide pool.
All smiles for Cailtin in the tide pool.
How many six packs can you count?
How many six packs can you count?
Blue babes.
Blue babes (Todd Litzinger and Caitlin Holcombe).
Right before we lit that shirt on fire...
Right before we lit that shirt on fire…