Mason Parrish was a natural storyteller whose gift of understanding the elements of good storytelling emerged early. Mason thought of the idea for the feature film “Thrill Ride” after seeing “Night at the Museum” with his father, Chris Parrish, a screenwriter with credits in film and television. Mason thought the movie was good but museums are boring. “Why couldn’t it have taken place in an amusement park?” He asked. Mason also thought that a kid should have been the hero.
Chris loved the idea and the two immediately began brainstorming. It was an activity they engaged in frequently. Neither one were big athletes. Fathers and sons play catch, but for Chris and Mason their catch was pitching ideas to each other for stories. They kept doing that even when Mason became ill.
Mason once asked his father, “When I grow up, can we make movies together?” Chris said, “Of course.” Making “Thrill Ride” is Chris’ way of keeping that promise.
Proceeds from the feature film “Thrill Ride,” as well as future Mason’s Movies productions, will go toward The Mason Parrish Foundation.