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Caleb Slain
Writer/Director Caleb Slain
Caleb Slain is a director, commercially represented by Eskimo, who was recognized at age 19 for his dreamy tearjerker "The Lost & Found Shop." His first short documentary, "It Ain’t Over," premiered at SXSW, Telluride Film Festival and won Audience Awards at Santa Cruz and Heartland. The following year, his 22-minute homage to the late Philip Seymour Hoffman was praised by TIME, NPR, Slate, EW and many more, including Hoffman’s close friends. In total his film projects have received millions of internet views and 6 Vimeo Staff Picks, while his short films "Free Pie", and "Juggle & Cut" have been used as teaching materials at USC, New York Film Academy, and University of San Fransisco. In advertising, Slain received personal profiles in Business Insider and Huffington Post, and has won multiple international ad competitions.
 
Recently, Slain released his experimental writing app "Flowstate," garnering praise in Wired, The Verge, GQ, and dozens more publications. His 2017 film "Demon" won best film at the Oscar-qualifying Austin Film Festival, and he is presently leading multiple projects, including a narrative VR series on an unknown chapter in the life of Orson Welles.
 
His VR collaboration with Eminem and Felix & Paul Studios "Marshall From Detroit" premiered at Sundance 2019.