Director Mustapha Kseibati joins us this week to discuss his darkly comic, robbery gone wrong short Painkiller. We discuss the importance of mentorships and support networks for new filmmakers and bound over 80s TV.

Painkiller (2011)

Street-smart Dominic’s armed robbery of a convenience store goes wrong when he crosses paths with hard-working Jay, a taxi driver with nothing left to lose. Mutual contempt soon turns into a kind of understanding, but not without some pain along the way.

*Warning: The language is definitely NSFW!

I’ve always tried. I think that’s what we all have to do, try & make the best out of the opportunities that we get.

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