It all started when...
Ian Charles Slater was born on June 20, 1982 in Los Angeles, California. His father, Charles Slater, is a high school drama teacher, and his mother, Ilene Slater, is a mental health specialist. Ian grew up acting in plays directed by his father and, more recently, the two collaborated on a feature film. Ian began his college education studying Film Production and Creative Writing at San Francisco State University, and obtained his bachelor's degree in Communications.
In 2014, Ian wrote and produced the short film, End of Eden. In 2016, his feature screenplay, Hattie, won an Honorable Mention in the Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition and was a Finalist at the Richmond International Film Festival (RIFF). He saw his first success in television writing in 2017, advancing to the semifinals at CineStory along with his writing partner, Matt Penna. The two also attended the foundation's retreat. Ian has worked with film directors George Pappy, known for Few Options, and Vitaly Sumin.
On any random weeknight, you might find Ian performing with his improv team, JUNK, in Los Angeles.