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PAINKILLERS

by Roxy Shih

synopsis

After a terrible car crash in which his son dies, brilliant surgeon John Clarke, tormented by guilt, becomes prey to an unbearable physical pain. While his marriage starts disintegrating, John soon finds out that the only thing that can ease his pain is the taste of human blood. When he encounters Herb Morris, a man who claims he can help him get his life back, John embarks upon a nightmarish journey through which he will either have to come to terms with his pain… or become a monster.

international title: Painkillers
original title: Painkillers
country: Belgium
sales agent: Content International
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Roxy Shih
screenplay: Giles Daoust
cast: Madeline Zima, Mischa Barton, Naomi Grossman, Debra Wilson, Grant Bowler, Maria Olsen, Adam Huss, James Logan, Kim Estes, Tate Birchmore
cinematography by: Felipe Vara de Rey
film editing: Brett Noborikawa
art director: Traci Hays
costumes designer: Maggie Clapis
music: Dustin Morgan
producer: Luke Barnett, Giles Daoust, Vincent Masciale
executive producer: Alain Berliner, Catherine Dumonceaux, Mike Macari, Vincent Toujas
associate producer: Nicholas Larrabure
line producer: Timothy Kerigan
production: Title Media, Lone Suspect (US)
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