“It’s not the years honey, it’s the mileage.”
Wayne Slaten is an American independent movie director, screenwriter and producer. He began developing short film projects under the shingle Moonlite Filmwerks in 2007. Slaten wrote and directed his first feature length movie Backroad followed by second unit work on the family film The Costume Shop featuring Stephen Baldwin and Haylie Duff. His 2011 short film Cold War was selected as part of an international short film competition to screen at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. In 2012, he was a quarterfinalist in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition for his script Patriot Act, later titled Dropa. In 2014, Slaten directed the spy-thriller Osprey starring Eric Roberts and Navid Negahban. His short film Red Pearl 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 and the sci-fi feature film Dropa in co-production with Gaucho Entertainment.