Bodyslam: Revenge of the Banana!

Midnight

World Premiere

USA | 86 MINUTES | English | (No Subtitles) subtitles

BODYSLAM: REVENGE OF THE BANANA!

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

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Ryan Harvie and John Paul Horstmann

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.
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

International Sales Contact
Glen Zipper
Zipper Brother Films
Los Angeles, 90004
Phone: 323 377 8365
glen@zipbros.com
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
Press Contact
Brooke Blumberg
Sunshine Sachs
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone: 323 822 9300
blumberg@sunshinesachs.com