James Franco forms part of the cast of the short film “Obituaries,” written and directed by Ryan Moody. The NSFW film centers around the topic of school shootings and hopes to add to the conversation of recent tragedies that – unfortunately – constantly make headlines.
The film tells the story of the aftermath of a school shooting that leaves six people dead. Their obituaries chronicle their lives and give a glimpse into who they were, who they loved, who they hurt, and who they wanted to be.
“I wanted to make this film because I believe that these types of tragedies are becoming more prevalent in our culture,” expressed Moody. “I wanted to take a closer look at how we, as a society, process the fear, the anger, the sadness, and the apathy these incidents bring up.”
The 11-minute story really captivates the experience one has after learning of such incidents that haunt the US on a daily basis. Franco plays Felix Mitchum, the narrator of the short who describes each person who was fatally shot. He is seen sitting on the couch, watching TV, listening to the details of the tragedy and mourns the loss of the innocent people. Moody has previously worked with Franco on another short titled “A Walk In Winter” with Abigail Spencer.
“Obituaries” is produced by Dana Gills and also stars Wes Robinson, Lenny Von Dohlen, Justin Lee, Jesse Heiman, Jorge Diaz and Anita Kalathara.
Watch the impacting short fill below. *Notes: Contains graphic scenes.