By Creative Media Times
Based on real medical science, the new indie thriller “Painless” follows a man named Henry, who has a rare condition called congenital analgesia which renders him unable to feel physical pain, and his search for normalcy.
“Pain, suffering due to bodily harm, is nature’s way of protecting us. But every once in a while, nature makes a mistake,” Henry’s voice-over says in the trailer. “If it is possible to take away the sensation of pain, then we must also be able to create it.”
“Painless” stars Joey Klein (“12 Monkeys”) and is directed by Jordan Horowitz (“Angel of Nanjing”). Also in the film are Joey Klein, Evalena Marie, Kip Gilman, and Pascal Yen-Pfister.
The new thriller is now available DVD and all major VOD platforms. See the trailer below.
Henry Long was born with a rare condition that leaves him unable to feel physical pain. Life for him is a daily struggle, never knowing when he might become seriously injured without realizing it, or worse, die from an internal injury he never knew existed. He lives in a constant state of fear and is completely alienated from those around him who cannot relate to his daily struggles.
Barricading himself in a world of science, Henry has dedicated his life to finding a cure so that he can one day know what it’s like to feel ‘normal.’ When he discovers a promising drug that he is unable to obtain on his own, he gets involved with a dangerous scientist with a dark past and his own secret agenda. Henry must decide if his need for normalcy is worth paying the ultimate price before it’s too late.
Based on a real disorder – congenital analgesia – and authentic medical science, PAINLESS looks at the dark side of life with a rare condition and the challenges both symptomatic and social that people with these conditions face.