Ep244 - Cooper Raiff, Writer-Director-Star of ‘Sh*thouse’


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As a kid, Cooper Raiff thought he was merely a fan of movies, but when he wrote his first story, he realized he had an ear for dialogue. These days, he’s known for being the star, screenwriter, and director of the film Sh*thouse, loosely based on his time in college. Cooper stars as Alex Maimquist, a homesick college freshman who goes to a party at Sh*thouse, where he spends the evening with a sophomore RA, played by Dylan Gelula. In this interview, Cooper talks about his protege-like relationship with Jay Duplass (Togetherness, Room 104), why personal stories are universal stories, how themes can actually represent arguments, and why he hates audience winks and overly structured movies. Also, if it’s your first time listening, make sure to subscribe and visit my new website for information on the YouTube channel, the blog, this podcast, and my new book ‘Ink by the Barrel’ which takes advice from these 200+ interviews at the link below… Join the email list here: www.writerfieldnotes.com

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