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The Planters

Director: Alexandra Kotcheff, Hannah Leder Run Time: 78 min. Release Year: 2020

Starring: Alexandra Kotcheff, Hannah Leder, Jovan Adepo, Michael Gmur, Pepe Serna, Phil Parolisi

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About the film:

Official Selection of AFI Fest. Earned Raindance’s Film of the Festival award and both the Comedy Vanguard feature audience award and Comedy Vanguard feature jury award from the Austin Film Festival.

Awkward telemarketer Martha Plant lives a lonely existence burying treasure and eating split pea soup. When she takes in a vagrant with multiple personalities, she discovers having three friends in one may be more than she can handle.

“When the book of no-budget filmmaking war stories is written The Planters should get its own chapter”

Paul Harrill, Filmmaker Magazine

About the filmmakers:

After independently honing their skills on short films, longtime friends Alexandra Kotcheff and Hannah Leder wrote, designed, directed and shot their debut feature over 130 days without a crew. Celebrating their success, the DIY duo received numerous accolades at film festivals, including a Special Jury Mention for innovative, game-changing cinematic storytelling in the New Direction Competition at the 2020 Cleveland International Film Festival.

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Ohio Arts Council
Greater Columbus Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Campus Partners
G&J Pepsi
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