killing pain™

1 season • 7 episodes • Not rated

Over two decades ago there was a shift in medicine to strive to kill pain for patients. The answer was the creation of opioids — prescription pain killers, to ease physical pain. The result was the greatest addiction crisis of modern times.

We are in the fight of our generation but many of us don’t realize it and most of us aren’t talking about it. Killing Pain tells the story of the opioid addiction epidemic that is sweeping the nation from one of the most unsuspecting settings…Oklahoma. This crisis impacts every industry and sector in the state. Prescription rates and opioid overdoses have skyrocketed. The criminal justice system is overworked. State funding for treatment is struggling to keep up…because of a pill that was designed to “kill pain.”

The Killing Pain series dives into several aspects of the opioid crisis. From personal stories of addiction to the economic pain of the crisis and the biology of addiction in the heartland of Oklahoma.


fighting addiction through education presents

a lampstand story co. production

directed by

derek watson
& nick jones

executive producers

reggie whitten &
rachelle whitten

lead cinematrographer

nick dillard

art direction

bryan clark


derek watson


hayley Moore

original score

aaron newberry

interactive design & strategy

clint mcmanaman

sound design

nick jones

color grading

janson jones

additional cinematography

janna smith

reid watson

ben crane

derek watson

nick jones

drone footage

David Callahan

HR Sweat

special thanks to

police department

Family Ranch

Cleveland County
Drug Court



Christy Greenly, NP

Evan Handy

Kristyn Dodd

Reid Watson

Malori McWilliams

Judith Handley

Katie & Evan Fay

press inquiries

lampstand story co.