A tale of true love, friendship and taking flight, Banana Season is a glimpse into the lives of ordinary souls, all at the point in their lives when they flower or fade.Â Peter is a little person with a big dream of flying like the bird species his dwarfish body most closely resembles. He is hired to paint the townâ€™s water tower, a place he comes to see as his very own perch in which to take flight. Sun is a talented cage fighter who loves the energy and excitement of fighting but finds inflicting harm on others more unbearable than just absorbing the pain himself.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
A native of South Korea, Sanghoon Lee moved to the U.S. to attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he pursued his MFA in Filmmaking. He has been working as a director, producer, and cinematographer in Chicagoâ€™s independent film community ever since.Sanghoon has completed several award-winning dramatic features including SECOND MOON (producer), CHICAGO HEIGHTS (producer/cinematographer) and HOGTOWN (producer/cinematographer). His credits also include feature documentaries EDIT (producer), TODAY WE SAW THE FACE OF GOD (producer), and BREAKFAST AT INA'S (producer/cinematographer). Most recently, Sanghoon acted as director of photography for two short films, FUGUE and THE BIRDER, both in post-production.His feature length directorial debut, BANANA SEASON just had its World Premiere at Bentonville Film Festival in May 2018.Sanghoon is an associate professor in Independent Film and Digital Imaging program at Governors State University where he has been teaching film since 2006.