• Elena Moscatt

Look out for Shithouse, a SXSW 2020 film by 22 yr old Cooper Raif

Updated: Mar 24


Cooper Raiff's intimate coming-of-age film SHITHOUSE won the Grand Jury Prize for Narrative Feature at this year's SXSW Film Festival. Written, directed, co-edited and starring Raiff in his feature debut, the film is about a homesick college freshman (Raiff) who shares a connection with his RA (Dylan Gelula, THE FIRST GIRL I LOVED) that might just change his college experience for the better.


Here's What Press Are Saying About SHITHOUSE:


“A vulnerable DIY gem”

David Ehrlich, Indiewire


“One of the most extraordinary debuts on the list of SXSW selections for this year”

Richard Whittaker, The Austin Chronicle


"Charmingly funny, if not gut-busting, and surprisingly sweet"

Matt Delman, Hammer to Nail




Written, Directed + Starring Cooper Raiff Starring: Cooper Raiff, Dylan Gelula, Amy Landecker, Logan Miller

About The Plot: Lonely college freshman Alex (writer/director Cooper Raiff) has closed himself off from his classmates, who all appear to have this whole "college thing" figured out. Home is 1500 miles away and all he can think about is transferring to a school closer to his family. Everything changes one night when Alex takes a leap and attends a party at his campus' notorious "Shithouse," where he forges a strong connection with Maggie (Dylan Gelula, FIRST GIRL I LOVED). When she seems to have forgotten all about him the next day, will things go back to how they were before?


For more information on the film, Shithouse, Click On This:

https://shithousemovie.com/


About the Filmmaker Cooper Raiff is a 22-year-old filmmaker/actor from Dallas, TX. He put together a movie with great friends and stolen equipment, and in a burst of bravery, tweeted the link to Jay Duplass. To his surprise, Duplass liked the movie enough to help him develop it into the version of SHITHOUSE that is about to make its world premiere at SXSW. Raiff wrote, directed, edited, and starred in SHITHOUSE, his feature-length debut.


Director: Cooper Raiff Producer: Will Youmans, Divi Crockett Screenwriter: Cooper Raiff Cinematographer: Rachel Klein Editor: Cooper Raiff, Autumn Dea Production Designer: Teddy Padilla Sound Designer: James Devore Music: Jack Kraus Year: 2020 Country: United States Language: English Runtime: 99 mins


For more information on the film, Shithouse, Click On This:

https://shithousemovie.com/

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