Would speaking out and talking about common tragedies suffice to understand or forgive? Mass unfolds years after the tragic Florida Parkland school shooting in 2018 and revolves around two sets of parents who agree to meet and talk privately. Acclaimed actor Kranz's feature directorial debut, Mass had its world premiere at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Kranz says, “conversation was a way to showcase 'the power of human connection,” as an important and powerful way to heal.