A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY THROUGH FILMMAKING: ACTOR GABRIEL FURMAN ON 'MOTHER'S DAY'
“My writing came out of acting,” says Gabriel Furman about his short film, Mother’s Day, in which he stars alongside Academy Award winner Melissa Leo. The story about a mother and son together for the last time marks Furman's writing debut. Written during a difficult period in his life, Mother’s Day was inspired by conversations between Furman and his own mother. He was at the Actors Studio, working on the role of Biff Loman in Death of a Salesman, when the idea came to him. Onstage, Furman made a simple choice for Biff: “What if this is the last time I’ll ever see my mother again.”