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Killer Casting

Oct 5, 2021

TRIGGER WARNING: This episode contains explicit descriptions of violence. Please exercise care when listening.

SPOILER ALERT: This episode contains spoilers of the film “Nitram”. However, the true events that this film is based upon are well known particularly in Australia.

On April 28th 1996, Australia experienced the worst mass shooting massacre in its history as 35 people were murdered in Port Arthur Tasmania by a 28 year old white male shooter.

This week on Killer Casting, we cover the new film “Nitram” written by Shaun Grant and directed by Justin Kurzel, which probes the sequence of events and behavior of this shooter, his family and other significant relationships leading up to that horrific day.

Starring Caleb Landry Jones, Judy Davis, Anthony LaPaglia, no one in the film ever utters the name of this shooter, nor does it show the graphic violence he unleashed on so many innocent people.

Instead it picks apart the many intervention points that might have derailed him from his heinous crime.

A film like this we could not possibly analyze alone, with us to understand the difference between fact and fiction is Dr. Tim Watson-Munro, an Australian Criminal Psychologist world recognised in his field and an expert in the psychology of mass shooting offenders.

Dr. Watson-Munro himself treated a number of the survivors of the massacre. You won’t want to miss this very special episode of Killer Casting Podcast.

Winifred Joyce Aplin, 58
Walter John Bennett, 66
Nicole Louise Burgess, 17
Sou Leng Chung, 32
Elva Rhonda Gaylard, 48
Zoe Anne Hall, 28
Elizabeth Jayne Howard, 26
Mary Elizabeth Howard, 57
Mervyn John Howard, 55
Ronald Noel Jary, 71
Tony Vadivelu Kistan, 51
Leslie Dennis Lever, 53
Sarah Kate Loughton, 15
David Martin, 72
Noelene "Sally" Joyce Martin, 69
Pauline Virjeana Masters, 49
Alannah Louise Mikac, 6
Madeline Grace Mikac, 3
Nanette Patricia Mikac, 36
Andrew Bruce Mills, 39
Peter Brenton Nash, 32
Gwenda Joan Neander, 67
William Xeeng Ng, 48
Anthony Nightingale, 44
Mary Rose Nixon, 60
Glenn Roy Pears, 35
Russell James Pollard, 72
Janette Kathleen Quin, 50
Helene Maria Salzmann, 50
Robert Graham Salzmann, 57
Kate Elizabeth Scott, 21
Kevin Vincent Sharp, 68
Raymond John Sharp, 67
Royce William Thompson, 59
Jason Bernard Winter, 29

Today our opening music is by: Lesfm

You can find Dr. Watson-Munro’s books here:

“A Shrink in the Clink”
Dancing with Demons