We were joined on the Popternative show by writer and director Sophie Kargman to discuss her new dark comedy film, Susie Searches, which was released on VOD and theaters on July 28th following its 2022 TIFF premiere. Based on her 2020 short film of the same name, in which she played the titular character, Susie Searches follows an awkward college student played by Kiersey Clemons (The Flash, Dope) with a failing true crime podcast who seizes the opportunity to boost her campus and online popularity by solving the mysterious disappearance of campus heart-throb Jesse, played by Alex Wolff (Pig, Hereditary).

(L-R): Alex Wolff as Jesse and Kiersey Clemons as Susie in Susie Searches. Photo by: Vertical

The film also stars Jim Gaffigan (Chappaquiddick, Linoleum), Rachel Sennott (Bottoms, Bodies Bodies Bodies), Ken Marino (Party Down, The Other Two), Alex Moffat (The Bear, Saturday Night Live), David Walton (Power Book II: Ghost, New Girl), and Isaac Powell (American Horror Story, Dear Evan Hansen).

In our interview, Sophie talks about working with the talented cast of the film, the genre-bending components, the true crime popularity boom, and much more. Watch the conversation below.

Susie Searches is available on VOD.

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