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FILM GUIDE ARCHIVE FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

BODYSLAM: REVENGE OF THE BANANA!

TFF 2015 Directed by Ryan Harvie and John Paul Horstmann
FILM GUIDE ARCHIVE BODYSLAM: REVENGE OF THE BANANA! [TFF 2015]
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
Interests
Comedy, Documentary
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
Film Information
Year: 2015
Length: 86 minutes
Language: English
Country: USA
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

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.

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