Founded in 1995 by Jim Casey, Painless develops and produces television shows and digital content for the largest entertainment companies in the world, including A&E, ABC Family, Animal Planet, Biography, Destination America, Discovery, Discovery+, Disney+, Disney Channel, DIY, E!, FOX, Fox Movie Channel, FX, GSN, HGTV, Investigation Discovery, Lifetime Movies, Lifetime Movie Network (LMN), MTV, National Geographic Channel, NatGeo WILD, Spike, TLC, Travel Channel, Tribune, TruTV, VH-1 and others. Painless projects range from documentary, reality and formatted series to dramatized recreations, scripted live-action, features and animation.
Painless’ current and recent projects include: several successful series for Travel Channel/Discovery+, including “The Dead Files,” (now filming its 15th season) and its companion series “Dead Files Revisited” and “The Dead Files Revealed”, the genre-busting “Ghost Brothers: Lights Out,” the comedy-infused paranormal talk show “Fright Club” starring Jack Osbourne and The Ghost Brothers, and the critically acclaimed “The Holzer Files,” based on the cases of America’s first ghost hunter; two gripping Investigation Discovery true-crime series, “Reasonable Doubt” (now in its 4th season) and “Stranger Among Us; several Disney+/NatGeo Wild series, including “Going Fur Gold,” documenting the secret lives of champion cats, rabbits, chickens, guinea pigs, alpacas and their loyal humans competing for Best in Show, “Out There with Jack Randall,” following Steve Irwin’s protégé, three National Geographic SharkFest specials “Man vs. Shark” and “Most Wanted Sharks” and “Sharks That Eat Everything”; and HGTV’s “Hot Properties: San Diego”.
Other recent projects include the top-rated, darkly comedic, Lifetime Movies/LMN recreation series “My Crazy Ex,” and its spinoff series “My Crazy Sex,” as well as several seasons of the popular horror-themed recreation series “My Haunted House,” airing on A&E, LMN, Destination America and Travel Channel; the highly-rated original Lifetime Movie “House of Darkness” and its latest installment “House of Darkness: New Blood”; and the terrifying recreation series “Evil Things” for TLC, re-airing on Travel Channel as “Haunted Things”.
Painless also created and produced Discovery Channel’s “Highway To Sell” automotive series, as well as Travel Channel’s “Sand Masters,” producing 28 episodes of the comedic build-and-reveal series from exotic locations around the world, and the innovative DIY Network build show, “Offbeat Retreats.” Painless has also produced more than 130 hours of “The Eukanuba Tournament of Champions,” a series of live event dog shows for Animal Planet, and the multiple award-winning, quirky comic documentary, “Cat People.”
From eccentric character-driven projects like “The Lady with 700 Cats” to the literally hypnotic series “Seeing Stars” and the explosively innovative “Sand Blasters” competition series, Painless projects are instantly recognizable by their unique approach to visual storytelling.
President / Executive Producer
Award-winning writer/producer/editor/director Jim Casey has been the creative force behind a wide variety of television shows and genres, including children’s, news, documentaries, magazines, sports, daytime strips and prime-time entertainment. Casey is renowned by cable networks and distributors for his innovative approach to conceptualizing, writing, producing, directing and editing. A soup-to-nuts creator, Casey establishes a distinct vision and story-telling approach for all Painless projects...