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MIDNIGHT

BODYSLAM: REVENGE OF THE BANANA!

Directed by Ryan Harvie and John Paul Horstmann
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 86 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE BODYSLAM: REVENGE OF THE BANANA!
On a fateful evening in a Seattle dive bar, Josh Kuntz and a group of social outcasts put on a faux wrestling show to a crowd of enthusiastic bartenders. With crude language and satirical monikers, the guys “beat” the pulp out of each other in a clumsy ballet, earning cheers from the crowd. That evening, the Seattle Semi-Pro Wrestlers were born.

With names like Ronald McFondle and Eddie Van Glam, the SSP represented an offbeat family of cabaret fighters who cherished their tight-knit assembly of renegades. But when newcomer Paul (nicknamed The Banana) joined the SSP the dynamic shifted in a way they had not foreseen. Paul’s broody and misanthropic demeanor clashed with the carefree brotherhood. And when the Banana felt he landed on the wrong end of a joke, he plotted his revenge. But the SSP was not going to be taken down that easily. Full of raucous humor, profanity, and heart, Bodyslam: Revenge of the Banana! follows the SSP wrestlers’ fight to keep the dream alive and get their family back.

—Genna Terranova
Comedy, Documentary
About the Director(s)
John Paul Horstmann is a writer/director originally from Philadelphia. He recently edited Cold in July for Jim Mickle and Killing Them Softly for Andrew Dominick. He is currently working on a new project for James Franco. Writer/director Ryan Harvie has produced several award-winning short films, including The Candidate (2010) and Dumbleweed (2011). Bodyslam: Revenge of the Banana! is his documentary feature debut.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Midnight
  • Year:
    2015
  • Length:
    86 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    World
Cast & Credits
  • Director:
    Ryan Harvie and John Paul Horstmann
  • Screenwriter:
    Ryan Harvie and John Paul Horstmann
  • Producer:
    Glen Zipper, Ross Dinerstein, Kerri Borsuk, Ryan Harvie and John Paul Horstmann
  • Editor:
    John Paul Horstmann and Ryan Harvie
  • Cinematographer:
    Shea William Vanderpoort

Contacts
  • Print Source
    Ryan Harvie
    Gilded Desert
    Los Angeles, 90027
    Phone: 818 437 4926
    ryanrygar@gmail.com
  • US Sales Contact
    Glen Zipper
    Zipper Brother Films
    Los Angeles, 90004
    Phone: 323 377 8365
    glen@zipbros.com
  • International Sales Contact
    Glen Zipper
    Zipper Brother Films
    Los Angeles, 90004
    Phone: 323 377 8365
    glen@zipbros.com
  • Press Contact
    Brooke Blumberg
    Sunshine Sachs
    West Hollywood, California 90069
    Phone: 323 822 9300
    blumberg@sunshinesachs.com

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