Founded in 2009 with a focus on sport consulting and film production.
Grant Slater has spent over 30 years in the sport and film industries building a reputation as a producer, a respected consultant, a successful entrepreneur and a seasoned administrator. His work has been recognized in Forbes, USA Today, Sportsnet.ca, Syracuse.com, Deadline, Variety and other high profile magazines.
Grant is the founder and managing director of Slater Brothers Entertainment, a full service film production company. Since the company’s launch in 2009, SBE has been involved in the financing, production and distribution of feature films. Recent films include the multi-million dollar dramatic feature, Odd Man Rush, starring Jack Mulhern and the recently wrapped multi-million dollar feature Blue Light with Director, Andy Fickman (Heathers, Playing with Fire, Paul Blart II). He is currently in production on The Other Side of Edinburgh, a feature sports documentary film being shot in the United Kingdom and North America.
It is no coincidence that Slater Brothers Entertainment has multiple films with a sports backdrop. Prior to transferring his focus to the film industry Grant was an elite athlete, competing in the NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Championship Game and playing professionally in Europe. His career included coaching ice hockey at the Junior and NCAA DI levels, a partnership with the legendary sports entrepreneur Dennis Arthur Murphy (Founder of the World Hockey Association, Roller Hockey International, World Team Tennis), representing professional athletes across Europe and producing some of the largest and most prestigious youth sporting events in North America, including USA Hockey’s Junior A National Championship and National Junior Basketball’s championship series which included over 900 teams annually.
He is also the Founder and Executive Director of the Hamilton New York International Film Festival (www.hnyiff.com). The festival is entering its 15th season and is rated “Top 100 Best Reviewed Festival” by Filmfreeway, the world’s leading film submission platform representing over 11,000 Film Festivals across the globe. The festival has regularly attracted industry leaders and independent film enthusiasts, including Emmy Award winner, Joe Berlinger, Chobani Founder, Hamdi Ulakaya and Aries Group founder, Sohan Roy.
Grant is a graduate of Colgate University and holds a Master of Education degree with a Specialization in International Sports Management from Lesley University’s Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences.
Michael Sunderlin is a freelance director, editor, and visual storyteller currently based in Los Angeles, California.
Recently, he served as the editor on two respective docuseries sponsored by high profile clients, such as Kia Motors and QualComm. These series are currently hosted on the website of The Hill, a popular news outlet based in Washington D.C.
Michael has also been a regular contributor to Slater Brother Entertainment projects, including directing and editing all of SBE’s promotional productions.
His work on Black Arts Speak and Stand Up for Kids has garnered respect throughout the industry and aligns with Michael’s passion for telling underrepresented stories through a multi-format and genre-blending approach.
He is a graduate of Syracuse University and holds a degree in Television and Film.