College is rough.
We’re not talking about maintaining high grades, studying, and paying attention in classes.
For many college students, it’s about maintaining mental stability being away from home to gather new friends and battle loneliness.
In Shithouse, the film follows a homesick college freshman as he meets a girl at a party.
Here’s the long synopsis:
Lonely college freshman Alex has closed himself off from his peers, who all appear to have this whole “college thing” figured out. But everything changes one night when Alex takes a leap and attends a party at Shithouse—a legendary part fraternity—where he forges a strong connection with Maggie. The next day, she ignores him completely and seems to have forgotten about their amazing night. Desperately clinging to his social breakthrough, Alex pulls out all the stops with one more night at Shithouse, hoping to rekindle that moment of connection.
Cooper Raiff and Dylan Gelula star in the romantic drama Shithouse. They are supported by Amy Landecker (Dan In Real Life), Logan Miller (Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse), and Olivia Welch (Modern Family). Also, Cooper directed and wrote the screenplay.
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LRM Online’s Gig Patta spoke with Cooper Raiff and Dylan Gelula about the project.
Cooper Raiff makes his directorial feature film debut with Shithouse. He starred in a couple of short films of God and Dommum. Raiff appears in an upcoming web series I Would Have Kissed You as Jimmy.
Dylan Gelula appeared in numerous television shows and films. Most notably, she played Megan in Shameless and Xanthippe Voorhees in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. She also had recurring roles in television shows on Filthy Preppy Teen$, Chasing Life, and Jennifer Falls. Some of the notable films she starred in, included Horse Girl, Under the Eiffel Tower, and Flower.
Shithouse is currently available On-Demand. It was this year’s SXSW’s Grand Jury Prize winner.
Watch the exclusive interview with Cooper Raiff and Dylan Gelula below. Let us know what you think.
Source: LRM Online Exclusive, IFC Films