In "The Obituary of Tunde Johnson", a wealthy, Nigerian-American teenager is pulled over by police, shot to death, and immediately awakens, trapped in a terrifying time loop that forces him to confront difficult truths about his life and himself. Tackling the social issues of racism, police brutality, LGBTQ acceptance, mental health and addiction, The Obituary of Tunde Johnson confronts these seminal issues, all too prevalent in American society.
Tunde Johnson (Steven Silver) should be happy, but there is emptiness, a sorrow inside of him he just can't shake. He is adored by his wealthy, artist/intellectual Nigerian parents, his childhood best friend Marley (Nicola Peltz) and is also deeply in love with Soren (Spencer Neville), his closeted boyfriend who is the captain of the Lacrosse team.
Tunde lives day in, day out with Soren's dark secret, as he is forced to deceive Marley and live in the shadows of her relationship with Soren. Prescription pills are his only way to cope and get through the day. After coming out to his own parents, Tunde makes his way to Soren’s birthday party, with the goal of convincing Soren to finally come out to his conservative pundit father. However, before he arrives, Tunde is pulled over by the police and shot to death. He immediately awakens and is forced to live in a brutal time loop.