New York-based
Actor / Writer / Director

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I’m an actor, writer, & director from the Hudson Valley.

I’m a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas who’s been working professionally in the film industry for the past fifteen years. 

My work includes a wide range of media platforms including short films, documentaries, music videos, virtual reality, theatre, and feature-length films. 

Currently, I’m working as a Producer for Meredith Corporation, putting fingers to keyboard on my screenplays, and living in Brooklyn with my pup Nolan & partner Alex, while I obsess over what my Letterboxd says about me as a person.

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INTERDISCIPLINARITY, or:
"Okay...but what do you really do?"

That's what everyone says to me. Or—

"That's not a brand." Or— "Jack of all trades, master of none." Or— "Pick a thing."

I've heard it all. 

But what this line of thought fails to take in is that the artforms I create with all benefit from one another. 


I'm a better actor because I know the difference in performance needed for a wide shot as opposed to a close-up.

I'm a better writer because I know when to leave blank space on the page for the other artists to bring in their magic.
I'm a better director because I know how to relate and communicate with someone feeling the pressures of working in front of the camera. 


I know how to light a scene as a cinematographer to make my actors look great, how to edit a scene to pull my audience in, and how to produce a project to make sure we get out on time and on budget. I respect those fields and the artists who aspire to master those crafts. I'm not trying to master those crafts. I crave collaboration. I've learned what I've needed to enhance my core disciplines and to continue to create as an indie filmmaker.

Look— if I was out here trying to be a great ballerina/sous chef/archeologist, I'd understand the criticism.
(Although I'd still go for it cus that's a badass combo.)

At the end of the day, in my mind, I'm a storyteller. 
I've studied hard. I've clocked my hours. I'm just here to offer any tool I have in my kit to help connect with our audience.

And so far, I've been lucky enough to have some success in each...

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Directing

In 2016, I was selected for Studio4's Masterclass with James Franco, where I co-directed a feature-length horror film, Sleepaway Slasher (Available on Amazon Prime.)

 

I directed a virtual reality/360° film about society's reaction to assault victims entitled, The Concept of the Witch. 

 

As a producer, my clients have included Google, Reebok, United Way, & Rutgers University, among others.

Most recently, my work as a producer & editor was nominated for a Webby award in the Diversity & Inclusion category. 

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WRITING

In 2015, I wrote a ten-minute comedic play, 1403, which was selected for performance at the Kimball Studio and The Annoyance Theatre in New York City.

In 2020, I completed writing his first full-length play, SUPRNOVA

In 2021, I finished the first draft of a feature-length film, Nighthawks


In 2022, I working on a new short film script as well as rewriting my longer projects.

My short films that have been accepted to festivals include The Caretaker, The Battle of Holle der Eingang, & Maslo’s Theory.

acting

As an actor, I've performed on stage as well as in several award-winning short films.

In 2018, I graduated from the William Esper Studio Two Year Meisner Training Program.

I have vast experience in improvisational theater, training and performing at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, The Magnet Theatre, and The Annoyance as well as in Las Vegas with Jest Serendipity, Las Vegas' Longest Running Improvised Comedy Show.

I continue to study On-Camera Technique with Bob Krakower & Eric Reis as I go out for auditions. 

directing​

 

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Robert Bannon "I Think That He Knew" Music Video Premiere  (Pride Anthem, LGBT Family, Father's Day)
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Robert Bannon "I Think That He Knew" Music Video Premiere (Pride Anthem, LGBT Family, Father's Day)

PLEASE LIKE, SHARE, COMMENT, & SUBSCRIBE! "I am so proud and of this song written by Matt Gould & Griffin Matthews and video directed by Kyle Bahl. What is never lost on me is the fact that there is endless love between them. This isn't a coming out story. The boy always knew who he was; this is a coming THROUGH story. So, from my heart to yours, after the year we have all endured, let's remember that LOVE is LOVE! Happy Pride! ​Love, Robert This original song will be a part of Robert's debut album, "Unfinished Business" released on LML Music on July 2nd! The album was made virtually through the pandemic and tells his story through song. It features 11 tracks ranging from Johnny Mercer to Whitney Houston. There is truly something for everyone. It features special guest appearances Grammy Nominee Jane Monheit, recording Star Loren Smith, and an all-star band. Join Robert at the virtual release event, one of his upcoming shows, or at www.RobertBannon.com. The album is available for preorders on Amazon and streaming everywhere July 2nd! PRE-ORDER THE FULL LENGTH ALBUM: https://www.RobertBannon.com CELEBRATE WITH ROBERT WITH A VIRTUAL ALBUM RELEASE JULY 2ND: https://www.stellartickets.com/o/unfinished-business-llc/events/robert-bannon-in-unfinished-business-with-jane-monheit-and-loren-smith SEE ROBERT LIVE AT 54 BELOW IN NYC JULY 30TH: https://54below.com/events/robert-bannon-unfinished-business/ FOLLOW BELOW: INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/robertmbannon TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/robertbanon TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/robertmbannon FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/robertbannon762 WEBSITE: https://www.RobertBannon.com For Media Requests Contact- angela@pranamarketing.com Track Credits Director-Kyle Bahl www.instagram.com/bahlpics Producer for LML Music- Lee Lessack www.instagram.com/leetunes Asst. Producer- Jimmy Merchant www.instagram.com/themerch Arranger/Viola: Andrew Griffin www.instagram.com/drewjgriff Piano-Matt Gould www.instagram.com/fakemattgould Drums-Danny Mallon Guitar: Joe Ravo Bass: Brian Glassman Engineer: Gabe Moffat Father: Roger Hervas www.instagram.com/roger.hervas Son: Julian Ternstroem www.instagram.com/juliantheballetdancer Husband: Jabari Amir Jones www.instagram.com/jabariamirjones Thanks to the Ridgefield Park Board of Ed, DPW, Mayor, & Commissioners, and every family member and friend who made this possible. More About Robert: Robert Bannon has been dazzling audiences on the stage and screen for years, his emotive and powerful vocals and knack for comedy bringing people by turns to tears of emotion, laughter and elation, and always to their feet. Now, the accomplished and lauded cabaret singer and "Saturday Night Live" actor is about to release "Unfinished Business," his debut album set for release in 2021. The album was produced by international cabaret superstar Lee Lessack. In 2020, Bannon and Lessack co-hosted the virtual sensation, “Quarantine, Cabaret, and Cocktails," a weekly live stream on Facebook and YouTube that has reunited the Broadway casts of “Frozen,” “Aladdin” and “Mrs. Doubtfire” and featured Broadway legends like Lea Salonga, Chita Rivera, Shoshana Bean and many more. They have also hosted the applauded "Best of Broadway and Music" on Facebook Live and YouTube. Bannon, a tireless performer, brings a wealth of experience and rave reviews to listeners. In addition to his work on "Saturday Night Live" the past three years, Bannon has performed with a number of rhythm-and-blues, jazz and comedy icons including Patti LaBelle, George Benson and Whoopi Goldberg at legendary venues like Madison Square Garden, the Beacon Theatre and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Bannon also sang for Bill and Hillary Clinton during for Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center and for Hillary Clinton at a Martin Luther King Day event at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Bannon has also traveled the country performing his hit one-man show, "Unfinished Business," including at New York's famed Feinstein's/54 Below cabaret. The autobiographical performance traces Bannon's journey from his time at the prestigious Juilliard Prep School to giving up music to become a teacher and finding his way back to the stage. He's also performed in national touring and regional productions of “My Big Gay Italian Wedding," “Rent,” “We Will Rock You,” “My Way” and many more. Robert Bannon has been singing since he was 12. He is a graduate of the William Esper Conservatory and Juilliard Prep, both in Manhattan. Bannon was admitted into the very first Juilliard Prep class for musical theater under the direction of Broadway icon Bertin Roswer at Lincoln Center. A Fort Lee, New Jersey, resident and native of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, Bannon spends his "downtime" from singing and performing in the classroom as a 5th grade history teacher in North Bergen, New Jersey.
 

writing

current projects

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Nova is the hottest young artist in music, on the verge of superstardom. Following a severe breakdown on his national TV debut, Nova's health and career are left to the decisions of his inner circle—his influencer girlfriend, stoner best friend, unsavory lawyer, and "impersonal" publicist—who must grapple with their conflicting self-interests and views on Nova’s manic genius amidst a world of viral social media and consuming idol worship.

121 pages. Drama. 2m/2w/1u

SUPRNOVA

Full Length Play

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What Are We Doing Here

Short Film

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It's important to establish expectations before a hookup. 

Pre-Production Spring 2022

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​A disgraced Olympic swimmer is struggling to find a reason to go on. He pays his bills by sneaking onto golf courses at night, diving for lost balls, and reselling them to schmucks, but he gets a second chance at life when he's recruited to dive for an underground golf ball smuggling cartel stealing from the one-percenters of Miami.

NIGHTHAWKS

Feature Length Screenplay

Short Film

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Life is difficult to adjust to after

a global pandemic.

 

Seeking Funding 

After Afterlife

Short Film

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A ten-minute play performed at the Kimball Studio and The Annoyance Theater.

a 10-minute play

 

acting

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Acting Reel

Becky Shaw

Adapted from the play written by Gina Gionfriddo.
 

with (the fearless) Janel Koloski

Heroes of the Fourth Turning

Adapted from the play written by Will Arbery.
 

with (the incomparable) Rebecca Ross Bailey

 

I'm doing a great job.
Everybody's really happy.

testimonials

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Miranda Purcell

"Aside from his delightful energy and constant creative solutions for issues on set, Kyle’s greatest gift is his ability to be perceptive to actor’s choices. 

He is truly a collaborator and manages to build on your work in a way that helps enhance it!"

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MIRANDA PURCELL

"Aside from his delightful energy and constant creative solutions for issues on set, Kyle’s greatest gift is his ability to be perceptive to actor’s choices.

He is truly a collaborator and manages to build on your work in a way that helps enhance it!"

 

Don't make it weird...

...just contact me.
Let's make something.

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