Wayne Slaten is an award winning American independent movie producer, director, screenwriter, cinematographer and editor. Slaten began developing projects under the shingle Moonlite Filmwerks in late 2007. He went on to direct the thriller Cold War (2011) which was later selected as part of an international short film competition to screen at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. That same year, Slaten was a quarterfinalist in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition for his script Patriot Act.
Slaten wrote and directed his first feature length movie Backroad released in 2012. He worked on the family film The Costume Shop (2014) starring Stephen Baldwin and Haylie Duff then directed the spy-thriller Osprey (2017) starring Eric Roberts and Navid Negahban.
Slaten's short film Red Pearl (2015) won the NASA Jury Award at the CineSpace Film Festival and screened aboard the International Space Station before airing on PBS in 2016. Through f/64 Films Slaten directed the artist documentary Ash: The Art of Wayne Gilbert (2017) and the sci-fi feature film Dropa (2018) in co-production with Gaucho Productions.
Film (Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Director A government assassin comes out of retirement to hunt down the alien responsible for killing the former members of his team.
Film (Short and Drama) Director A woman is visited by her husband who is not aware of his death.
Ash: The Art of Wayne Gilbert
Film (Documentary) Director Filmmaker Wayne Slaten delivers an academic look into the work of Texas painter Wayne Gilbert whose controversial artwork is created with cremated human remains. This film documents Gilbert's creative process, showing him at work in his studio along with a series of interviews with the artist, as well as some of his contemporaries and critics adding context to the artist's body of work. Wayne Gilbert's paintings utilize unclaimed human remains donated from funeral homes resulting in pieces that literally skirt the line between life and death. Gilbert's paintings are powerful statements that raise questions about culture, society and ultimately the relationship between art and humanity. Written by F.64 Films
Film (Short and Sci-Fi) Editor Zoey and Simon are two employees of a salvage and recycling company who become pressured to satisfy their clients' unique needs while awaiting the next delivery truck full of special product.
Film (Action, Drama and Thriller) Director A secret collaborative project of defense contract companies is flagged as dirty by a CIA asset, which leads to his killing. But when the classified information starts to appear in public domain, private contract operatives are reactivated across the globe; making anyone who comes into contact a target. However, as the operatives get closer to their objective, they realize that maybe the hunters have become the hunted. Written by Syed Afser
Come to the Garden
Film Camera and Electrical Department Jennifer Wilder Morgan explores her deepest fears and most life-changing discoveries, re-creating the private garden where she first encountered The Divine. Featuring character voiceover performances from Emmy-winner and Today Show host Kathie Lee Gifford, Academy Award-winner(TM) Louis Gossett, Jr., and popular faith comedienne Chonda Pierce, this feature-length filmed stage presentation uses three-dimensional projection technology, creating a unique and immersive big screen experience. Jennifer's intimate journey invites viewers into a special encounter with hope and healing. Written by Ralph Stenson
Into the Light
Film (Short and Drama) Editor Three young girls escape the reality of their situation with the prayer that a handsome prince will come and save them from their captors so that they can live happily ever after in the castle.
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The Bedtime Story
Film (Short and Comedy) Director A delightful tale of a father, a daughter and an Easter egg.
Film (Short and Sci-Fi) Director A Nigerian girl embarks on an extraordinary life journey to keep her mother's spirit alive.
Film (Short, Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Director The rescue pod Zion receives a distress call from a missing medical salvage vessel. While searching for survivors, the crew encounters an alien life form intent on coming home with them.
The Costume Shop
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Let It Come Down
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Film (Drama, Horror and Thriller) Director Abigail Hawkins sits alone, deep in her thoughts at a Sunday church service on the one-year anniversary of her husband's death. Her son, Jasper Hawkins, is noticeably absent from the congregation. He wakes up in a shabby motel room on the outskirts of town next to Irma Mae, a local barmaid. After helping himself to Irma Mae's tip money and a little more, Jasper is out the door and begins the long walk into town. During the journey he reflects on the last memory of his dying father and the events that lead up to this day. A black '69 Plymouth Road Runner stops on the deserted country road to pick up the hitchhiking Jasper. The driver is Joseph Iblis, a traveling salesman offering "the future". The two men hit the road and soon begin a verbal chess match of wills. The ride leads to a trail of blood as big as Texas as Jasper becomes progressively unhinged and is forced to face his darkest demons. He will soon discover that evil takes a different route. Written by Moonlite Filmwerks
Persistence of Vision
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Film (Short and Thriller) Director A CIA agent interrogates a woman in a race against time to save the Ukrainian president. Written by Moonlite Filmwerks
Film (Short and Comedy) Cinematographer A coming of age comedy about a teenage girl who is blessed and cursed with certain 'God-given gifts.'
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The Big Bunny
Film (Drama and Thriller) Director A political blogger and activist investigates a politician's assassination leading him to a corporate conspiracy of global proportions.