The Killing Field

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The Killing Field
The Killing Field logo.jpg
The Killing Field logo
Written by Michaeley O'Brien
Sarah Smith
Directed by Samantha Lang
Starring Rebecca Gibney
Chloe Boreham
Liam McIntyre
Peter O'Brien
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Bill Hughes
Sarah Smith
Rebecca Gibney
Cinematography Toby Oliver[1]
Running time 90 minutes
Original network Seven Network[2]
Original release 4 May 2014 (2014-05-04)

The Killing Field is an Australian mystery-drama-thriller television film on the Seven Network.[3] It was created by Sarah Smith and Michaeley O'Brien and directed by Samantha Lang, from a screenplay by Sarah Smith and Michaeley O'Brien.[4] It was produced by Bill Hughes and Sarah Smith with Rebecca Gibney co-producing and Julie McGauran executive producing.[4] A spin-off series Winter screened from February 2015.[5]


When a young girl goes missing in the small country town of Mingara, a large scale operation is started by the police and residents of the town. However, when the search proves too big for the local authorities after five dead bodies are found, buried in a field in shallow graves, a specialised team of homicide detectives are flown in from the city.[6]



The concept was created by Sarah Smith of Cornerstone Pictures and Michaeley O'Brien and the screenplay was written by Sarah Smith and Michaeley O'Brien.[8] It will be directed by Samantha Lang.[9] Bill Hughes is producing for Seven and Sarah Smith is producing for Cornerstone Pictures, with Rebecca Gibney as co-producer.[10] Julie McGauran is executive producer.[11] The movie was shot in November 2013 in New South Wales small town Gulgong[12] and the office setting was shot in Sydney.[13] The casting director Greg Apps cast Rebecca Gibney, Peter O'Brien, Chloe Boreham and Liam McIntyre,[14] for the leading roles of the Task force.[15]


The film debuted on the Seven Network on 4 May 2014.[16] The film was watched by 1.166 millions overnight viewers[17] and 1.405 consolidated viewers.[18]


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  9. ^ She Rebecca Gibney, INXS, Amazing Race Australia in Seven’s 2014 Upfronts
  10. ^ Ellis, Scott (22 October 2013). "Bringing Sexy Back: What Channel 7 promises to help win ratings in 2014". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 17 March 2018. 
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