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Distribution C.O.G.

Based on David Sedaris' autobiographical short story, C.O.G. (which stands for Child of God) follows Samuel (Jonathan Groff), who attempts to immerse himself in "the real world," and go "off the grid" following his graduation from Yale to work at an apple farm under an alias. Out of his element and failing to fit in amongst the town's migrant workers and deeply religious locals, Samuel begins a journey that will take him deep into unfamiliar, awkward, and sometimes humorous territory as he encounters would-be benefactors and friends alike.

  • "C.O.G. manages to both do justice to Sedaris' unique voice and sense of humor while giving it a stamp of the director's own." Indiewire


88 minutes

Release Date


Winner of New American Cinema Award, Seattle International Film Festival

Grand Jury Prize Nomination, Sundance Film Festival

Cast & Crew

Corey Stoll

Denis OHare

Jonathan Goff

Troian Bellisario

Produced by
Kyle Patrick Alvarez, Cookie Carosella, Stephen Nemeth

Directed by
Kyle Patrick Alvarez

Written by
Kyle Patrick Alvarez, David Sedaris

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