SAM SLOVICK |
Sam Slovick has had a decidedly eclectic career as writer, photographer, actor, major label recording artist, journalist and documentary director/shooter/producer.He has been published extensively in a variety of national and international publications including Details, Vibe, Interview, Giant, Good, Tar, L.A. Weekly, Huffington Post, Neon, Nylon, SLAKE, The Face, The Advocate, Curve, Mission & State, Angelino and others.
Slovick initially made a splash as a self-styled club kid in the 80’s in New York. A native of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, he received his informal education on the street and under the tutelage of established writers and artists. He has appeared in numerous television shows and films including Jodi Foster’s Home for the Holidays and John Milieus’ epic feature Red Dawn. As a singer/(BMG) songwriter his major label releases include Louie Says (RCA records) whose songs that have appeared in films and television series.
An accidental journalist, he found his calling in the late 90’s when he interviewed Robert Downey Jr. for a Details Magazine cover story. His ability to access subjects at the street level has garnered him wide acclaim.World Hunger Year & MAGGY award winner in journalism for his LA Weekly Skid Row Series, Slovick made the obvious transition to documentary director /writer / producer with “On Skid Row” a 5-part doc series with Good Magazine/ LINK TV
His doc-series “Occupy LA: Scenes From The New Revolution” (Participant Media/ Take Part) is a first look into the 99% Movement in Los Angeles from street level. His deep journalistic foray into the camp at City Hall in L.A. for SLAKE, Big Tent Theory, has emerged as a defining piece on the movement.
His first published fiction; Tommy Crow appeared in SLAKE vol.2 Crossing Over. This controversial piece gleaned media attention, featuring the author in the LA Times and on Los Angeles NPR- affiliate 89.3-KPCC.
His recent narrative journalism for Mission & State represents a new paradigm in the future of journalism.
STEVEN GUTE |
Steven Gute has been working in a variety of capacities in the Los Angeles independent filmmaking community over the past decade.
Working in the US and Europe, Steven has shot, edited and collaborated on several documentaries including Leonardo DiCaprio’s The 11th Hour. His company credits include Warner Bros, MTV, Tree Media Group, Muse Films, Time Warner, Shadowland Films, Charter Communications, Goal Productions, CNN, Universal Music and Low End Theory.
A graduate of Chapman University’s School of Film and Television with a BFA he has a broad experience including the studio system, the music industry, environmental activism with over 500 TV broadcasts.
In addition to his work as a filmmaker, Gute has collaborated with other artists, actors, and filmmakers as a cinematographer, editor, sound designer, audio mixer, photographer and producer. An avid audiophile, musician and songwriter, Gute has recorded and released several recent albums.
His feature films credits as director include; Project Los Angeles, College Bound, TV series The House, Psychosis 101, music videos Blank Blue, Greater California, Marilyn Jurman, Connectors, Veritas, The Verm, music documentaries California Guitar Trio, Blank Blue in addition to dozens of short films.
LUIS VARGAS |
CO-PRODUCER, ASSOCIATE EDITOR
Associate Editor / Videographer – Luis Vargas marks his first work on a feature documentary film with Radicalized.
An L.A. activist and organizer who was radicalized by the OWS movement, he helped set the framework for the political action that became Fort Hernandez. Focusing his energy on this film for the last 3 years he made a variety of contributions including shooting additional footage from recent L.A. protest, research assistant, finding and archiving multimedia selects that appear in the film, social media consultant and most importantly, bringing an essential millennial perspective to the production.
Title Design / Motion Graphics: Jenny Elizabeth
Graphics: Gonzalo Rios Castro
Music By Flying Lotus and Tizhorns
Produced by Steven Gute & Sam Slovick
Sound Design: BENDYsound
Colorist: Bryan Banks
Music Supervisor: David Streit
Edited by Steven Gute
Associate Editors: Luis Vargas, Eric Medina, Mike Harrison
Writer/Director/Cinematographer Sam Slovick
Full crew at IMDB