It used to be SO easy to fake your death. Some discarded clothing, an abadoned car, a new city, and bam! You’re as good as dead and you don’t have to finish those pesky car payments. Now… heck, it may be even easier. All you gotta do is post something on Facebook about your own funeral. That’s exactly what Veronica Mars star Ryan Hansen does in Friended to Death, where he plays a social media addict who wants to find out exactly how many “real” friends he has by throwing his own funeral.
But not everyone is on social media, so the ruse gets a little more involved in this CraveOnline Exclusive scene from Friended to Death, which opens theatrically on May 2, and premieres on VOD on May 9, 2014. Enjoy!
FRIENDED TO DEATH –a dark comedy bro-mance marking the feature film debut of director/writer/producer Sarah Smick and starring Ryan Hansen (“Veronica Mars”), Zach McGowan (“Black Sails”) and James Immekus (“Once Upon a Time”)– will open theatrically in select cities on May 2, 2014, with a Video On Demand release on May 9th. The film also stars veteran actors Richard Riehle, Angela Bullock and Bobby Ray Shafer and is being distributed by Green Step Productions and Gravitas Ventures.
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.