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.
Gruesome Magazine gives PAINKILLER four out of five stars, calling the short, “a gripping, highly entertaining sci-fi/horror hybrid.”
Check out the full review on the Gruesome Magazine site.
In this interview from the NYC Horror Film Festival, actress Kelly Rae LeGault talks about working on the film, bringing her character to life, and more. Learn all about the collaboration and creativity that made PAINKILLER possible!
We’re happy to announce that PAINKILLER has received the Macabreite Award for the best sci-fi film of 2015!
The cast and crew will be honored on Saturday, January 16, during a red-carpet gala at the Macabre Faire Film Festival in Hauppauge, New York.
To learn more, please visit the festival’s Web site or Facebook page.
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.
Check it out!
We’re proud to announce that PAINKILLER is an official selection of the prestigious NYC Horror Film Festival!
The festival will take place from November 12 and 15, and we’re screening as part of Program 5 at 7:15 p.m. on Friday the 13th — right before Sean Cunningham receives a lifetime achievement award.
This is a huge honor for us!
To get the full schedule, please visit http://nychorrorfest.com/schedule/. Tickets are for sale online too.
Many members of the cast and crew will be in attendance. We hope to see you there!