In partnership with the Gulf Coast Film and Video Festival on September 13th through 15th, local filmmaker Wayne Slaten will visit Freeman Branch Library to present "Filmmaking 101" on Monday, August 20th, at 7:00 PM. Slaten, founder of Moonlite Filmwerks, had his short "Cold War" screened at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and has recently begun production on "Patriot Act," a sci-fi thriller set in Houston. This and all other library programs are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.gulfcoastfilmfest.com, or call or visit the library at 281-488-1906, 16616 Diana Lane.
Wayne Slaten studied art and communications at Marshall University and Methodist University. After working on several award winning short films, Slaten founded Moonlite Filmwerks in 2007 to focus on screenwriting, directing and producing feature length films.
"It isn't often that a diamond in the rough is discovered. Wayne Slaten, the chef behind Backroad, has mixed together a masterpiece that represents the best in independent film I have seen in years." - Nick Nicholson, CNN Radio
Through his production company, Slaten successfully showcased his directing talents in his critically acclaimed debut independent feature length film "Backroad", distributed in 2012. His 2011 short film, "Cold War", was selected to screen at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. He is currently a quarterfinalist in the 2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition. Slaten is now in preproduction on his next feature length film "Patriot Act", a science fiction thriller, scheduled to begin production in late 2012.