The duo of director Mark Savage and lawyer turned producer Tom Parnell teamed up for an action thriller entitled Stressed to Kill, starring Bill Oberst Jr. The trio reunites with the film Painkiller, the story of a radio show host turned masked vigilante against the devastating opioid crisis. Here, I spoke with Savage and Parnell about how the story came about, working with the cast and the effects of the opioid crisis. The film comes out on May 4 from Cinedigm.

Special Thanks to October Coast PR, Mark Savage, and Tom Parnell for making this interview possible.