PAINKILLER is one of ten shorts screening at Dollface Presents: Indie Horror Film Marathon on Tuesday, August 30, at the L’Etage in downtown Philadelphia (6th and Bainbridge).
Writer/co-star Jerry Janda will be in attendance, along with several filmmakers showing off their horror creations.
The marathon starts at 8:00 p.m. and tickets are only ten bucks. The money raised will go toward funding “Dollface: Road to the Apocalypse.”
Jerry Janda (PAINKILLER’s writer/producer/co-star) shares some thoughts about his directorial debut in this latest blog post about KAISHAKUNIN (a short film that he also wrote and is co-producing).
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.
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!
Pictured from left: Jeremiah Kipp, Kelly Rae LeGault, and Jerry Janda
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:
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!
One weekend of shooting is wrapped! The picture above is just a taste of what was going on behind the scenes!
So many people gave so much this weekend. The crew and cast put in two long days and captured some truly incredible moments.
Thanks to all of the supporters who are helping make PAINKILLER happen! We can’t wait for you to see the final film!
For now, please visit the April 6 photo album on our Facebook page for more images from Sunday!