Zach Woods


Zach Woods On The Endearing Messiness Of People And Getting Will Ferrell In His Short Film

Silicon Valley, Avenue 5, and The Office actor Zach Woods likes movies about people that are a little messy, telling me about the frustrating and endearing quality of such things when we spoke the other day about his debut short film, which is in contention for an Oscar nomination after competing at Cannes. It all conjures an image of relatability. Because we’re all screw-ups pretending that we know what we’re doing or what we should be saying, including those among us who act like that isn’t so. Aren’t they annoying? And don’t you hate movies that advance that fiction of a well put together person?

Watch Will Ferrell in the Excellent Short Film 'David' from Director Zach Woods

In addition to Sundance movies like CODA, Pleasure and Violation, one of the best things I've seen this past week is Zach Woods' excellent short film David, which stars Will Ferrell, William Jackson Harper (The Good Place) and up-and-comer Fred Hechinger (News of the World). And now you can watch the 12-minute film in its entirety below!
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Zach Woods’ ‘David’ Gets Men to Talk About Their Feelings

Even thought 2021 has barely started, the ghost of 2020 is still haunting us. We all liked to think that when we rang in the New Year, our problems would magically disappear, but, deep down, we knew that wasn’t true. Depression and anxiety have been weighing on us all with the pandemic forcing us to stay in our homes and isolate, and Zach Woods’ short film, David, is proof that we could all use someone to talk to. Yes, even men.
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‘The Office’ Star Zach Woods Falls for Charming Valley Villa

Now that he’s free from both the unrelenting workplace abuse of Michael Scott and the scornful rejection of former flame Erin Hannon, actor Zach Woods (the ever-awkward Gabe on “The Office,” Jared Dunn on “Silicon Valley”) is hightailing it out of Scranton, Pennsylvania and settling in Los Angeles, where he’s licking his wounds at a walled and gated cottage in the leafy Studio City neighborhood.