• Mass


by Fran Kranz Feature Film Competition

A small, brightly lit room under a church becomes the meeting place for two married couples whose lives are linked by a terrible tragedy. They each lost a son in a shooting, and now the parents of the victim sit across from the parents of the perpetrator. They have all prepared for this conversation and they are all trying to remain polite and calm – but the search for the right words soon has them reaching their limits. Fran Kranz directs his debut with quiet deliberation to create a psychologically complex, oppressive chamber play that highlights the different ways we deal with grief and loss. MASS is an intense drama carried by a brilliant quartet of actors.

About the director(s)

Fran Kranz began his career as a film, TV and Broadway actor. After graduating from Yale, he became known for his role in the series DOLLHOUSE (2009-2011), and later in the horror classic CABIN IN THE WOODS (2012). His directorial debut MASS, for which he also wrote the screenplay, world premiered this year at Sundance.

About the director(s)
  • Genre: Drama
  • Country, Year: USA, 2021
  • Runtime: 110 Min
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitles: German
  • Director: Fran Kranz
  • Cast: Jason Isaacs, Ann Dowd, Reed Birney, Martha Plimpton
  • Screenplay: Fran Kranz
  • Cinematography: Ryan Jackson-Healy
  • Editor: Yang-Hua Hu
  • Music: Darren Morze
  • Producers: Fran Kranz, Casey Wilder Mott, JP Ouellette, Dylan Matlock, Marshall Rawlings, Douglas Matejka, Michael Lee Jackson, William Davies, Marissa Ghavami, Tony Becera
  • Production Company: 7 Eccles Street
  • World Sales: Kinology
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