“Friended to Death,” a comedy focusing on the extremes a social media addict will go to to find his true friends, will be released on VOD May 9. The film has already had a theatrical release earlier this month, but movie lovers who haven’t had a chance to get to the theater will be able to see the R-rated comedy in the comfort of their homes. If you’re a prospective viewer and want to know more about the film (apart from the synopsis below), three new clips have been released from the film. Take a look at them below the post.
“Friended to Death” is directed by Sarah Smick and written by Smick and Ian Micahels. The film stars Smick and Michaels as well as Ryan Hansen, James Immekus, Zach McGowan, Richard Riehle, Angela Bullock and Bobby Ray Shafer. The film is 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.
You can follow the film on–naturally–social media like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. What do you think about “Friended to Death”? Discuss the film (and your feelings about social media and friendship) in the comments section below.
“Would You Come To My Funeral”:
“Bathroom Run In”: