Cat Velez - 24th Mar 2016

Darren Statman has directed this highly dramatic love story for Brian Fallon's Painkillers, featuring Skins actor Alex Arnold playing a young man who is in love with a girl who is stuck in an emotionally abusive relationship.

Set in a pub, we see our protagonist drinking a pint at the bar, watching over the young woman as she struggles to leave her manipulative partner... until he confronts them and things come to blows outside the pub.


"When I heard the track to Brian Fallon's Painkillers, I thought about the brief from Brian and that he was unable to appear in it due to touring commitments but wanted a promo that interpreted his lyrics emotionally.

"I had for a long time wanted to do a Promo that echoed my love of films such as The Outsiders, Rumblefish and Last Exit to Brooklyn. Knowing I didn't have the artist delivering his vocals throughout the promo freed me up to write a short narrative which would include snatches of dialogue embedded within the promo and mixed with the Painkillers track.

"The other thing I enjoyed most about doing this video was the casting process, searching and casting great new emerging talent and moulding the narrative around their electrifying performances that would hopefully leave the viewer emotionally exhausted by the end of the promo."

PRO Credits


DirectorDarren Statman
ProducerJamie Whymark
ProducerNathan Killham
Production CompanyKode Media
1st ADMark McPadden
Director of PhotographySam Care
Focus PullerRalph Messer
2nd ACPete Wade
GafferScott Heapy
Art DirectorAmelia Johnson
WardrobeTimothy Lord
HairGemma Stafford
Make-upGemma Stafford
EditorSally Cooper
Editing companyCut + Run
ColouristToby Tomkins
Grading companyCHEAT
Lead actorAlexander Arnold, Jasmine Blackborrow, Alex Walton, Alex Payne, Jamey May, Luke Rollason
Lead actorTasmin Taylor
Director's RepresentationCarrie Sutton
CommissionerStacy Vaughan
Other creditsSound Recordist: Greg Hagen Sound Mix: Greg Niemand Assistant Producer: James Cross Runner: Alex Cribbs & Saadia Dahou Fight Coordinator: Alex Payne

Cat Velez - 24th Mar 2016

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