In 2009, Slater Brothers Entertainment (SBE) was founded by Grant, Wade and Todd Slater. The brothers share over 50 years in the media, sport, art, and entertainment industries and carry a strong record of success in their chosen fields. SBE was formed so that they could combine those strengths, and establish a multi-dimensional consulting and content company.


Slater Brothers Entertainment is also responsible for the launch and operations of the Hamilton New York International Film Festival (which was named a “Top 100 Best Festival” by Filmfreeway, the world’s largest film submission platform representing over 10000 festivals across the globe). The Festival is entering its 15th season. 


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Grant Slater

Grant Slater has spent nearly 30 years in the sport and film industries building a reputation as a producer, a respected consultant, a successful entrepreneur and a seasoned administrator.


A former elite athlete, Grant competed in the NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Championship Game and played professionally in Europe, before launching a management career that included a partnership with the legendary sports promoter Dennis Arthur Murphy, representing professional athletes across Europe, producing some of the largest and most prestigious amateur sporting events in North America and launching a successful Entertainment Company. 


Grant is the founder of Slater Brothers Entertainment, a full service consulting and content company. Since the company’s launch in 2009, Slater Brothers Entertainment has been involved in the financing, production or distribution of dozens of films including a recently wrapped multi-million dollar feature with Director Andy Fickman. Other films include King of Killers starring Frank Grillo, She’s in Portland starring Minka Kelly, and the dramatic feature, Odd Man Rush, starring Jack Mulhern.  


Grant is also the founder 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 10000 Film Festivals across the globe.


He is a graduate of Colgate University and holds a Master of Education degree from Lesley University’s Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences.


Michael Sunderlin is a director, editor, and visual storyteller currently based in Los Angeles, California. He is a regular contributor to SBE projects. 

Michael developed his passion for visual storytelling while making backyard movies throughout his childhood in the small village of New York Mills, New York.  After graduating from Syracuse University in 2016 with a degree in Television and Film, Michael has since undertaken a variety of roles within the visual media industry.  Most 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 Sunderlin 
Creative Consultant