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The Art of Pain -- A starving artist working at a movie theater finds inspiration when an amateur ninja sets out to destroy his life. WINNER AUDIENCE AWARD-Sunscreen Film Festival, WINNER BEST FEATURE COMEDY-Route 66 Film Festival and many more!
The Art of Pain -- Nick (Greg Brookens) describes his idea for a Skunk Ape themed comic book to Jack (Anders Erickson).  Illustration by Jacob Elijah Hallinen. Animated by KlipartStudio.com

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Matt Brookens (written by)
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Great art comes from great pain. See more »
Plot:
A lazy painter learns that great art comes from pain as his life is ruined by a ninja. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

 
Marshall Bean ... Peppito
Lauren Ashley Bishop ... Sharon (as Lauren Bishop)
Greg Brookens ... Nick
Danielle Brothers ... Martha Russell
Dale Chapman ... Nick's father
Wesley Chu ... Lead ninja

Keith Compton ... Fratty McFrat
Anders Erickson ... Jack
Elliott Fredland ... Rex
Kiel Frieden ... Shoved theater patron
Jake Hames ... Charlie
Patrick Higgs ... Brother Francis
Arvin Jalandoon ... Nobu

Lloyd Kaufman ... George Romano

Leena Kurishingal ... Stacey
John LaFlamboy ... Marcus

Mike McNamara ... Swank McShiny

Joyce Porter ... Mary
J. Scott ... Marcus
Vicky Strei ... School Marm
Meiko Taylor ... Cindy McSweeny

Mindy Turano ... Betty the Bartender (as Mindy Youroukos)

John Turk ... McKracken
Chad Wheeler ... Shopkeep

Directed by
Matt Brookens 
 
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Matt Brookens  written by

Produced by
Matthew M. Jones .... producer
 
Original Music by
Steve Kiefer 
 
Cinematography by
Daniel Kenji Levin 
 
Makeup Department
Amber Blasco .... makeup department head
Brad Sauper .... special makeup effects artist
 
Sound Department
Mitchell Logan .... sound recordist
Brian Magrum .... sound designer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jordan Balderas .... grip
Westley Gathright .... electrician
Nathan Gregory .... grip
Logan Groover .... grip
Tim Ryan .... gaffer
Alyssa Soetebier .... electrician
 
Animation Department
Jose Fonseca .... animator
Jacob Elijah Hallinen .... layout artist
 

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USA:88 min
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The movie theater where The Art of Pain was shot at is the historic Landmark at the Century Mall. The director, Matt Brookens, wrote the screenplay while working there as an usher. "I always wanted to see what would happen if somebody were to fall off that ledge in the middle of the mall," states Brookens. "I finally got to throw someone off in the film!"See more »
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3 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
interesting, 17 January 2009
Author: meeklibrarian from United States

It is obvious some folks do not understand campy and fun - not sure why some critics have been so harsh - delightful is deserved - maybe silly would be accurate. But overall a fun experience - keep up the work folks - I for one enjoyed watching a new genre being born. While not all actors were as accomplished as you would hope for the overall cast was more than adequate and I am guessing that the budget of the production did not allow for extensive casting or re-shooting. When you are watching the film you have to sit back and take in the concept and enjoy the idea that is being presented. With most movies - even the big budget extravaganzas you can find holes or weaknesses if you look at it hard enough but it is a movie - sit back relax and be entertained - and I found this movie entertaining.

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