Imagine being a high school student (if you’re already one it shouldn’t be difficult) and getting the opportunity to write and shoot your very own film. Now, imagine having a couple of Hollywood A-listers show up to star in it. Doesn’t sound too bad, right? Well, that’s exactly what happened for 13 students in Los Angeles.
Hollywood BFFs Seth Rogen and James Franco, among other familiar faces, star in Dumpster Diving, a short story written, produced, and directed by 13 students. The film is part of a program created by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Adrien Solver called And Action!. The program was built to inspire young people to venture into film making.
Dumpster Diving is about two teens, played by Seth Rogen and Micheal Peña, who get bullied and thrown into a dumpster. After becoming friends, they try to cozy up to a couple of gang members (Nick Kroll and Hannah Simone) before meeting their leader, El Diablo (James Franco). Soon after we get to see how difficult it is to fit in.