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Like many directors, Banali began her career in front of the camera, appearing in over 50 film and television roles over two decades earning her chops on both ultra low budget movies and blockbusters. One of her first acting roles was as a mermaid in Steven Spielberg’s “Hook”. Her first feature as a director was the film “QUIET RIOT: Well Now You’re Here, There’s No Way Back” a rock documentary on the 80's metal band Quiet Riot. An early pioneer of crowdfunding, she raised the seed money on Kickstarter in the summer of 2010, long before crowdfunding was a common funding strategy. The film won the Festival Honors Award for “Best Music Film" at the 2014 Newport Beach Film Festival It was quickly acquired by the Showtime Network for a two-year license. It had a theatrical release, as well as iTunes, Amazon Instant video, and DVD worldwide. She has also produced and directed content for buyers such as Crackle, The Humane Society of The United States, and Frontiers Music. Currently, she is developing new projects and is available as a director for hire.
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