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!
Want to find out why the film received so many nominations — and why critics are calling it a must-see short? Then watch it! You can order the DVD, download the video, or rent it. See for yourself why PAINKILLER has garnered so much praise and attention.
We’re happy to report excellent postproduction progress on PAINKILLER! Our awesome editor, Jeffrey S. Gould (also our director of photography and an executive producer), has been putting in long hours, logging footage, editing, color grading, as well as creating visual effects to enhance the film. This is the beginning of the collaborative process that will include our sound designer and composer, Barbara J. Weber, as well as director Jeremiah Kipp and Jerry Janda (writer, executive producer, and co-star). We can’t wait for you to see the end result. For now, here’s a taste of what’s to come!
Jeremiah Kipp recently joined a panel of directors on the Horror Happens Radio Show for a round-table discussion about their experiences, their work, the horror genre, and indie filmmaking.
Jeremiah shared his opinions on a variety of subjects, chatted about his projects, and talked a little about directing PAINKILLER.
No genre fan will want to miss the lively, insightful conversations featuring some of the most creative talent in indie horror today.
Check out these recent reviews of ALEX and ALONE: two fantastic short films from our director, Jeremiah Kipp.
You can read the reviews, and watch ALONE, at Maynard’s Horror Movie Diary: http://www.horrormoviediary.net/2014/06/jeremiah-kipp-double-feature-alex-alone.html.
Daily Grindhouse has published an interview with PAINKILLER’s director, Jeremiah Kipp!
Jeremiah talks about the upcoming release of THE SADIST, as well as some of his other films — including CRESTFALLEN, BAGGAGE, and THE DAYS GOD SLEPT. He even mentions his work on PAINKILLER!
Read about Jeremiah’s experience working with genre greats such as Tom Savini and Henry Manfredini, and learn more about his approach to film-making. It’s a great piece!
And with that, the picture wraps.
Check out our Facebook page for behind-the-scenes photos from our final day of the PAINKILLER shoot, with the cast and crew focusing on the ironing and bathroom scenes — both of which are turning points in the film. Pivotal to the the plot, these scenes were played and shot brilliantly.
We are now in post-production, with editing and sound design planned for the summer. Look for the final film later this year — and continue to look here for updates!
Thanks to you all for your continued support and faith. We captured some amazing moments, and we look forward to sharing this story with you.
During days 5 and 6 of principal photography (April 18 and 19), the cast and crew completed the kitchen scene, the lab flashbacks, and a pivotal FX sequence. You can see all the latest behind-the-scenes photos on our Facebook page.
There are two scenes left to shoot before it’s a wrap! The last day of principal photography is scheduled for May 8, and the film is expected for release later this year.