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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 »
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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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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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1 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
How does a movie with a $12 budget get 9-10 star reviews?, 26 November 2010
Author: slatromhsiloof from United States

Easy. The people who produce, direct, and act in the garbage review the movie themselves. Since very few people want to waste their time reviewing garbage, they don't bother to refute the stupid, obviously skewed reviews. Its pretty easy to spot these turd movies. If you haven't ever heard of it before, and it has any ten star reviews, some unethical sh1th3@d wrote a fake review for it to sucker you into watching it. This movie was so bad I couldn't get through the first twenty minutes of it. I didn't pay a dime to see it, but I felt as if the producers owed me my $14 back. If this movie made it to the theater and it sold one ticket, it would probably have made a profit. I'm betting everyone in the movie probably worked for free just so they could say "I was in a movie!". I think the production company trolled the soup kitchens for the acting and filming staff, paid them in garbage and cardboard, and they still didn't get their money's worth. I give this production 28 thumbs down, which means I had to hack off 26 human hands just to show you, the reader of this review, how strongly I disliked this movie. Avoid this steaming pile at all costs.

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