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    Check Out ‘Banana Split,’ Premiering at the LA Film Festival

    ‘Banana Split,’ the first film from new Liverpool, New York based film company American High, will have its world premiere at the L.A. Film Festival, taking place now through September 28th. The movie is one of 40 feature-length films from 26 countries at the festival and is competing for the ‘best US fiction’ prize.

    About the Film

    ‘Banana Split,’ the directorial debut of cinematographer Ben Kasulke, is about an unexpected female friendship during the pivotal transition between high school and college. In her last summer before college, newly single April rebounds from her breakup with Nick, her boyfriend of 2 years, by striking up an unexpected friendship with an unlikely candidate: Nick’s new girlfriend, Clara.

    “First-time director Benjamin Kasulke’s ability to create moments of layered vulnerability will be no surprise to anyone familiar with his impressive work as a cinematographer. But his ease at showing the jubilant connection of female kindred spirits is a revelation. Writers Hannah Marks and Joey Power offer up a script dripping with wincing realism and memorable one-liners which Marks sinks her teeth into as the complicated, dynamic April.”
    - Drea Clark, Senior Programmer, L.A. Film Festival

    Director: Benjamin Kasulke

    Writers: Hannah Marks, Joey Power

    Hannah Marks
    Liana Liberato
    Dylan Sprouse
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    Jeremy Garelick, producer
    Mickey Liddell, producer
    Hannah Marks, executive producer
    Will Phelps, producer
    Joey Power, executive producer
    Rowan Riley, executive producer
    Sam Slater, producer
    Glen Trotiner, producer


    About American High

    Jeremy Garelick, whose work includes ‘The Break-Up,’ ‘The Hangover’ and ‘The Wedding Ringer,’ teamed up with Mickey Liddell’s LD Entertainment to launch American High. The company plans to generate a slate of high school-set comedy features and shoot in a recently acquired 100,000 sq-ft high school-turned-studio in Syracuse, New York.

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