Jason Isaacs and Martha Plimpton star in MASS, written and directed by Fran Kranz | Courtesy of Bleecker Street
Years after an unspeakable tragedy tore their lives apart, two sets of parents (Reed Birney “The Hunt,” and Ann Dowd “Compliance”, Jason Isaacs “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” and Martha Plimpton “The Goonies”), agree to talk privately in an attempt to move forward. In Fran Kranz’ (The Cabin in the Woods”) writing and directing debut, he thoughtfully examines their journey of grief, anger and acceptance by coming face-to-face with the ones who have been left behind.
Jason Isaacs is an English actor and producer. He had an established career in the UK before his major Hollywood feature Event Horizon. Shortly after Armageddon, the film that was the start of a non-stop ongoing successful career. The Patriot, Black Hawk Down, Harry Potter series and Peter Pan are just a few of the films he is known for. Earlier this year he was seen in Skyfire and Dr.Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets.
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Before Fran Kranz started his career as a filmmaker he appeared on television and movies for the past 20 years. Fran has been seen on Broadway and films like Training Day, The Village and The Cabin in the Woods to name a few. Recently he was seen in the television mini-series The Loudest Voice and Amazon’s Homecoming.
I was connected to Jason Isaacs and Fran Kranz via Zoom to discuss the making of Mass. Franz explained why he picked a film with intense dialogue as his directorial debut and the writing process. Isaacs talked about filming and how he felt working with an emotional character.
Bleecker Street will release MASS in theaters on October 8th, 2021