A group of disconnected people are all being brought together by a string of awkward events in post-tragedy Manhattan... A body-snatcher (Mia Tyler) is snatching up bodies off the streets of the city and no one seems to know exactly what she is doing with them, especially the two cops (Eddie Steeples, Pat McNolte) assigned to find her. Across town a depressed Broadway actress (Angela Bettis) has a reunion with her old friend (Tasha Guevara) and there is some awkward tension about the distance that is now between them. Angela's boyfriend, a neurotic, self-proclaimed 'suicidal' filmmaker (Kevin Ford), captures the women's reunion for his 'new movie.' Meanwhile, to lift up his own spirits, Kevin seeks out the counsel of his paranoid best friend (Cinque Lee) to try to find advice about life... Soundtracked by a medley of music from the band Sonic Youth, PEOPLE ARE DEAD is a slice out of contemporary New York life. But not the high-brow kind that is seen so often... this is about the people in the background, the alleys, and the subways who just feel stuck.