Pain is a continuation of the female vampire theme that I explored in an earlier short I created called The Carmilla Effect. The thing about The Carmilla Effect is that it is a short form spoken word video that features brief clips of a female vampire biting another woman. While the visuals were compelling I sought to create a piece that inflated a little bit of context into similar visuals and thus Pain was born. Pain also represents the “tortured artist” who is stunned into stasis by the beauty of the subjects she employs and the narrative also seeks to visually document the disconnect between artist and model. There are two versions of Pain. The first version has a longer vampire attack sequence while the second version features more comedic elements, a shorter vampire attack sequence and an alternate soundtrack.