Kill Your Friends

Kill Your Friends (2015)

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Adapted by John Niven from his 2008 cult novel, Britpop movie Kill Your Friends is an unadulterated, no-holds-barred fictional exposé dark satirical comedy based on the music industry at the height of the Britpop era in 1997, centred around an offensive, psychopathic A&R agent Stephen Stelfox and his crew.

Damien is appearing in the film as Ross, Head Of Marketing at the same A&R company.

Official Website (UK)
IMDb page

Damien Molony as Ross in Kill Your Friends trailer

Official Synopsis

When the road to success is littered with losers and even your closest colleagues are desperate for you to fail, what would you do to make it to the top?

London, 1997; the British Music Industry is on a winning streak. Britpop bands Blur, Oasis, The Verve rule the airwaves and Cool Britannia is in full swing.

27-year-old A&R man Steven Stelfox is slashing and burning his way through the music business, a world where ‘no one knows anything’ and where careers are made and broken by chance and the fickle tastes of the general public. Fuelled by greed, ambition and inhuman quantities of drugs, Stelfox lives the dream, as he searches for his next hit record.

But as the hits dry up and the industry begins to change, Stelfox takes the concept of “killer tunes” to a murderous new level in a desperate attempt to salvage his career.


Nicholas Hoult – Stelfox

Tom Riley – Parker-Hall

James Corden – Waters

Craig Roberts – Darren

Georgia King – Rebecca

Damien Molony – Ross

Joseph Mawle – Trellick

Jim Piddock – Derek Sommers

Ed Skrein – Rent

Edward Hogg – DC Woodham

Roseanna Arquette – Barbara (cameo)

Ella Smith – Nikki

Osy Ikhile – Rage

Writer: John Niven (novel and screenplay)

Director: Owen Harris

Producers: Gregor Cameron, Will Clarke, Len Blavatnik

Production Companies: AI-Film, Altitude Film Entertainment

Film Festivals, premieres, advanced screenings

Cannes March 2015 (market premiere)

Fantasy Filmfest Berlin 5 August (world premiere)

Festival No. 6 Portmeirion, Wales 5 September (Special film event)

Toronto International Film Festival 11, 12, 13 & 20 September 2015

Zurich International Film Festival 2 & 3 October 2015 (gala premiere)

Dinard British Film Festival (in competition) 1 – 3 October 2015

British Film Festival Australia (Australian Premiere) 29 October – 16 November 2015

Mill Valley Film Festival 12, 14, 16 October 2015

UK Red Carpet Premiere, London (UK premiere) 22 October 2015

HOME Manchester (UK preview screening) 25 October

Glasgow Film Theatre (UK preview screening) 30 October 2015

Curzon Soho, London (UK preview screening) 3 November 2015

AFI European Union Film Showcase, Washington (US) 11, 12 December 2015

15th !f Istanbul Independent Film Festival (Turkey) 18 – 28 February

Release Dates

UK & Ireland Altitude Film, 6 November 2015
Germany Ascot Elite, 11 November 2015
Switzerland Ascot Elite, 19 November
Thailand M Pictures, 26 November 2015
France Chrysalis Films, 2 December 2015
Germany Ascot Elite, 18 March (DVD, Blu-ray & VOD premiere)
US Well Go USA, 1 April 2016 (limited and VOD release)

Official Trailers

UK Trailer #1

UK Trailer #2

UK Trailer #3

US Trailer



Kill Your Friends DVD artwork
DVD & Blu- ray: 4 April, pre-order now via Amazon
VOD: 24 March Amazon Video & iTunes

VOD: 22 March iTunes

Kill Your Friends news and articles

07 March 2016: ‘KILL YOUR FRIENDS’ DVD and Digital download dates for UK, Germany and US

23 February 2016: ‘KILL YOUR FRIENDS’ US theatrical and VOD release date announced with new extended trailer

17 February 2016: ‘KILL YOUR FRIENDS’ Turkish Premiere at 15th !f Istanbul Independent Film Festival

04 December 2015: KILL YOUR FRIENDS nominated for Best Film in NME Awards 2016

21 November 2015: KILL YOUR FRIENDS Selected to represent UK in 2015 AFI European Union Film Showcase

06 November 2015: Damien Molony treats fans to ‘Killer’ photo on ‘Kill Your Friends’ UK release day

24 October 2015: KILL YOUR FRIENDS Red Carpet Report: Damien Molony Reveals Ross Scoop in new video interviews

23 October 2015: VIDEO: Damien Molony red carpet interview at the UK Kill Your Friends Premiere

22 October 2015: PHOTOS: Damien Molony on the red carpet at the Kill Your Friends UK Premiere

22 October 2015: KILL YOUR FRIENDS Preview Screenings ahead of UK release in Manchester, Glasgow, London

15 October 2015: NEW official trailer released for KILL YOUR FRIENDS

08 October 2015: KILL YOUR FRIENDS heading to Mill Valley Film Festival California

24 August 2015: TRAILER ALERT! First look at Damien Molony in KILL YOUR FRIENDS

18 August 2015: Kill Your Friends announced for 40th Toronto International Film Festival

04 August 2015: KILL YOUR FRIENDS heading to 11th Zurich Film Festival for gala premiere

27 July 2015: KILL YOUR FRIENDS Fantasy Filmfest Berlin World Premiere tickets on sale now

27 June 2015: ‘Kill Your Friends’ world premiere at Fantasy Filmfest Germany and special film event at Festival No. 6 Wales

24 June 2015: ‘Kill Your Friends’: UK and Ireland release date confirmed for November

13 May 2015: ‘Kill Your Friends’ to premiere at Cannes 2015, lands international distribution

23 February 2015: ‘Kill your Friends’ set to hit cinemas September 2015

11 October 2014: 5 things we know about ‘Kill Your Friends’ and Damien Molony’s character revealed

10 April 2014: Damien Molony to appear in ‘Kill Your Friends’ film

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