Banana Split Directed
Benjamin Kasulke USA / 2018 / 90 minutes New York Premiere
Times and Venues:
SAUGERTIES Orpheum Theater
WOODSTOCK Upstate Films
Q&A Attendees *subject to change: Benjamin Kasulke, Annie Hart
Have you ever accidentally befriended your ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend? April Krillholtz has. Banana Split is co-written by the brilliantly deadpan lead actress Hannah Marks and is based on the true story of the summer she found a new best friend in her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend. With a star-studded cast including Liana Liberato Light As A Feather, Dylan Sprouse The Suite Life Of Zack & Cody, Luke Spencer Roberts Fear The Walking Dead, and Jacob Batalon Spider-man: Homecoming.
Prolific cinematographer and Woodstock Film Festival alum, Benjamin Kasulke creates a poignant coming-of-age film perfect for 2019 by filling his feature directorial debut with teenage drama, love triangles and multiple references to Carly Rae Jepsen.
BIO: Ben Kasulke is an award-winning director and director of photography based in Los Angeles and New York. Ben’s television credits include the series The Heart She Holler, Review, Married, There’s Johnny, and Red Oak. His feature film credits include Brand Upon The Brain!,Humpday,The Off Hours,The Catechism Cataclysm,Keyhole,Your Sister’s Sister,Safety Not Guaranteed,Touchy Feely,Rat Pack Rat,Laggies,Seances,Dreamland, and The Forbidden Room. Ben’s work has screened at multiple film festivals including Toronto, Berlin, Sundance, and Cannes Film Festival Director’s Fortnight. His feature film work has been released by A24, IFC Films, Magnolia Pictures, Film District, and The Criterion Collection. Banana Split is Ben’s directorial debut.
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