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|Directed by||Leena Pendharkar|
|Produced by||Megha Kadakia|
|Written by||Leena Penharkar|
|Music by||Jesse Clark|
Raspberry Magic is an American independent drama film about a young girl, Monica Shah, and her belief that she can save her parents' marriage by winning the science fair. Her science project uses touch therapy to grow raspberries in a forest. She explores whether it is nature or nurture that can make them grow. Directed by Leena Pendharkar, produced by Megha Kadakia, the movie premiered at the Cinequest Film Festival and the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival in 2010.
- Lily Javaherpour as Monica Shah
- Bella Thorne as Sarah Patterson
- Meera Simhan as Nandini Shah
- Ravi Kapoor as Manoj Shah
- James Morrison as Henry Hooper
- Keya Shah as Gina Shah
- Alison Brie as Ms. Bradlee
- Maulik Pancholy as Amrish Patil
- Randall Batinkoff as Dylan
- Zach Mills as Zachary Dunlap
- Colter Allison as Cop
Raspberry Magic received generally positive reviews during its festival screenings. Clinton Stark says that "Raspberry Magic delivers an inspired message about pursuing your dreams, recognizing and appreciating who you are, despite the day-to-day curve balls life might pitch at you," while the Raleigh, North Carolina News & Observer called it "a sweet little film that without adornment in style or storytelling evokes the nature of family drama and family love."
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- "Events by director: detail view". 2010 San Francisco Asian American Film Festival. Retrieved 26 January 2011.
- Stark, Clinton (12 February 2010). "Film Review: ‘Raspberry Magic’". Stark Insider.
- Johnson Martin, Adrienne (1 October 2010). "Sweet look at family love". The News & Observer.
- "Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival". Retrieved 26 January 2011.