Comedian, podcaster, filmmaker (and more!) Zac Amico recently promoted our film on his weekly show, Zac Amico’s Midnight Spookshow. You can download the episode (#230) wherever you find podcasts, or you can watch online on YouTube.
Jerry Janda — writer, producer, and co-star of PAINKILLER — has made his sole directorial debut with KAISHAKUNIN, a short film he also wrote and co-produced.
Centering on the story of a samurai’s ghost, KAISHAKUNIN explores honor, betrayal, the nature of truth, and the power of legend. It’s probably also the only samurai ghost film shot in York, Pennsylvania.
“Kaishakunin” from Jerry Janda on Vimeo.
DITCH — a 3-minute thriller — is a collaboration between Jerry Janda (PAINKILLER’s writer/executive producer/co-star) and Jeffrey Scott Gould (PAINKILLER’s cinematographer/executive producer/editor). Jerry wrote DITCH, and Jeff provided the cinematography and editing. Jerry and Jeff also directed and produced this taut mini-short.
Jerry and Jeff plan to make even more shorts (two are in pre-production), and we’re looking forward to seeing what else they come up with!
You can watch DITCH below. Check it out!
KAISHAKUNIN, a samurai ghost story, is the latest short film from Jerry Janda, author, producer, and co-star of PAINKILLER.
Jerry wrote the script for KAISHAKUNIN, and this film will be his directorial debut. He is producing the short with the award-winning filmmakers from Small Basket Studios.
KAISHAKUNIN has been enjoying a very successful crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo — surpassing goals and even trending as one of the top films on the site. (There is still time to donate, so if you’d like to support KAISHAKUNIN — and earn some of the campaign’s great perks — pay a visit to the film’s Indiegogo page.)
Principal photography for KAISHAKUNIN begins on June 11.
To get updates about KAISHAKUNIN, please check out the Small Basket Studios website.
Principal photography for PAINKILLER began exactly two years ago. Since then, most of the cast and crew have kept busy with several projects.
If you liked PAINKILLER, you may be interested in the films they have coming.
Most recently, postproduction began on RAPT, a short featuring Jerry Janda (PAINKILLER’s writer/producer/co-star). Jerry co-stars in RAPT, and he co-wrote the short with Russell Hackett, who appears in DITCH (a micro-short that Jerry wrote and co-directed with Jeff Gould, PAINKILLER’s executive producer, editor, and cinematographer).
Talented cinematographer Mark Boutros shot RAPT, and the award-winning Tom Ryan directed it.
We’ll post updates about RAPT — and about other projects from the PAINKILLER cast and crew. And, of course, we’ll continue to share news about PAINKILLER.
As always, thank you for supporting PAINKILLER — and supporting the work of our cast and crew.
Jerry Janda — PAINKILLER’s writer, producer, and co-star — recently spoke to Rogue Cinema about his experiences working on the film. He also talked about his upcoming projects.
Members of the PAINKILLER crew reunited this weekend to shoot a scene for BLACK WAKE, a feature film written by Jerry Janda (who also wrote, produced, and co-starred in PAINKILLER).
BLACK WAKE is directed by Jeremiah Kipp (PAINKILLER’s director) and co-stars Kelly Rae LeGault (the star of PAINKILLER). Jerry makes a cameo as a police officer, and, by all accounts, probably needed a painkiller after filming wrapped.
We’re really looking forward to seeing how this collaboration turns out when BLACK WAKE is released next year!
Jerry Janda (PAINKILLER’s writer/producer/co-star) and Jeffrey Scott Gould (PAINKILLER’s cinematographer/producer/editor) have teamed up to co-direct a series of horror micro-shorts.
They wrapped their first — DITCH — on September 19.
Break a leg, guys!
For behind-the-scenes photos of DITCH, check out: