Ian Michaels and Sarah Smick of FRIENDED TO DEATH (Image Credit: Franko-Niko Valencia/The Daily Quirk)

VIDEO: An Exclusive Interview with Sarah Smick and Ian Michaels of ‘Friended to Death’

Ian Michaels and Sarah Smick of FRIENDED TO DEATH  (Image Credit:  Franko-Niko Valencia/The Daily Quirk)

Ian Michaels and Sarah Smick of FRIENDED TO DEATH (Image Credit: Franko-Niko Valencia/The Daily Quirk)

In the dark comedy, Friended to Death, Michael Harris (Ryan Hansen) fakes his own death via Facebook to see who’s sad to see him go, leading to a series of unexpected and hilarious events. With lots of laughs, a touch of social commentary and a fabulous supporting cast including Zach McGowan (Black Sails/Shameless), James Immekus (Once Upon a Time, Boxboarders) and Richard Riehle (Office Space, The Man from Earth), Friended to Death is a must see indie comedy.

 The Daily Quirk caught up with Friended to Death Writer/Producer Ian Michaels and Writer/Producer/Director Sarah Smick (who both star in the film as well!) at the Cinequest Film Festival to talk what inspired the film, the film’s commentary on social media, and some of their favorite scenes to film. Check out the exclusive interview below!

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James Immekus (Image Credit: Jenni Blong Photography) / James Immekus as Emile Lewis in FRIENDED TO DEATH (Image Credit: Green Step Productions)

James Immekus talks ‘Friended to Death’ and ‘Once Upon a Time’ in an Exclusive Interview

James Immekus (Image Credit: Jenni Blong Photography) / James Immekus as Emile Lewis in FRIENDED TO DEATH (Image Credit: Green Step Productions)

James Immekus (Image Credit: Jenni Blong Photography) / James Immekus as Emile Lewis in FRIENDED TO DEATH (Image Credit: Green Step Productions)

In Friended to Death, actor James Immekus plays Emile Lewis, a young man who happens to share a fired date with a social media-obsessed coworker. What ensues is hijinks galore and a fake death on Facebook, just to see who would show up to the funeral.

The Daily Quirkhad a chance to chat with Immekus about his role in Friended to Death, his time as Michael Darling on Once Upon a Time and what TV has caught his interest. Check out the interview below! Continue reading