Western Independent 
is a media development company focused on community engagement.
We are dedicated to fostering new works of narrative drama & non-fiction,
 while offering training to artists, writers & technicians. 
Sean Slater (Executive Producer & Founder) is a theatre artist, filmmaker & educator living in New York City. His theatre work, including The Business Lunch, Man+Woman=Play and Algerians have been showcased around the world, most notably at the Actors Theatre Workshop, San Diego's Old Globe Theatre and the Provincetown Playhouse. His film work includes Empire Gypsy, The Squatter, Man at the Door, the documentary  Target: St. Louis and the forthcoming feature film  Please, Mrs. West
Joseph Ruzer (Co-Producer) got his start as a series regular on the hit Nickelodeon kid's show 'Ned's Declassified: School Survival Guide'. Since then, Joe has gone on to produce reality television hits, such as the 'Black Ink Crew', 'Flavor of Love', 'Rock of Love', and 'I Love New York' franchises.  Recent projects in co-production with Western independent include The Squatter, Man at the Door and the documentary 'ScarfFace'. For more info visit ​​​​​​​​ RUZER PICTURES.
 
Summer Hill Seven (Co-Producer) is an actor and producer, known for Subway Song (2012), Jack for President (2004) and Blackface (2017). He is the founder and Artistic Director of ​​​​​​​​ Poemedy.TV, an online television channel that promotes the aesthetic of poemedy (edutainment and advocacy) in a variety of disciplines including, theater, dance, film, music, literature and performance poetry.
 
Carin Gilfry (Co-Producer) is a voice actor, writer, musician and producer. She is the founder of GilfryStudios in Manhattan and has appeared in commercials for Zulily.com, Busbud, Liberty University, and Halekulani Resorts. She is the voice of Cephalon Vol in the video game Warframe and has narrated over 70 books and novels, including the Fabled Forest Series written by Trisha Sugarek, River’s Edge by Erin Keyser Horn and Sweet Life by Mia King. In 2015, Ms. Gilfry created the children’s web series Rosie’s Place, a celebrated program which brings to life stories written by children. You can learn more about the show by visiting ​​​​​​​​​​ www.RosiesPlaceShow.com.