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    Slaten is an American independent movie director, screenwriter and producer. He began developing and directing short film projects under the shingle Moonlite Filmwerks in 2007. Slaten wrote and directed his first feature length movie Backroad in 2010. His film Cold War was selected as part of the 48 Hour Film Project international short film competition to screen at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival’s Short Film Corner. The following year his script, Dropa, was a quarterfinalist in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition. Slaten directed the spy-thriller Osprey followed by the short film Red Pearl which screened aboard the International Space Station and went on to win the NASA Jury Award at the CineSpacWaynee Film Festival before airing on PBS in 2016. Through F.64 Films, Slaten directed the artist documentary Ash: The Art of Wayne Gilbert along with the sci-fi feature film Dropa currently on Showtime and The Movie Channel. 

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March 20, 2021
To the Next Level: 48ers Make TV and Features – LIVE SESSION! Four filmmakers who got their start with the 48, discuss how they used that experience to go on to make feature films and direct television shows. Between them,...