FRIENDED TO DEATH
New dark comedy starring Ryan Hansen (CBS's "Bad Teacher", VERONICA MARS)
& Zach McGowan ("Shameless", "Black Sails"). The film is written and directed by
Sarah Smick and Ian Michaels.
FRIENDED TO DEATH is a dark bro-mance comedy about a social media junkie who fakes his own death online just to see which one of his "Friends" will show up to his funeral. Smick's tongue-in-cheek feature film debut is laced with witty satire about today's hyper-connected world of social media and the desperate attempts one can take to realize who their true friends are.
FRIENDED TO DEATH charts the extremes to which a desperate Facebook junkie will go in order to figure out who his true friends are. Laced with satire, this tongue-in-cheek bro-mantic comedy tells the story of obnoxious Los Angeles parking enforcement officer Michael Harris (Hansen). After being fired from his dream job and ditched by his best friend (McGowan), Michael begins to question whether anyone would care if he died. So with the help of his pushover ex-coworker Emile (Immekus), Michael does what any social media-obsessed loner would do: He fakes his death online to see who will show up at his funeral. In just hours, Michael's fake death post attracts a promising 22 'Likes.' Giddy and eager to milk the prank, Michael convinces Emile to help him stage a faux memorial service. But as plans start taking shape, Michael's reality gradually implodes, forcing him to reconsider what it means to be a "friend" in today's hyper-connected world of social media.
In Theaters May 2nd, 2014