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Eleanor Slaughter

An ambitious musician uses the wrong hashtag and accidentally makes someone else famous. The result is a series of dueling documentaries that has the viewer questioning which story they can trust.

  • Chris Chan Roberson
  • Chris Chan Roberson
  • Chris Chan Roberson
  • Rebecca Quinn Robertson
    Key Cast
    "Eleanor Slaughter"
  • Alyssa Abraham
    Key Cast
    "Quinn Floody"
  • Madeline Barbush
    Key Cast
    "Tanya Valencia"
  • Martine Baruch
    Key Cast
    "B. Emmett Porto"
  • Evie Brandford-Altsher
    Key Cast
    "Ellie Slaughter"
  • Sophie Brubaker
    Key Cast
    "Leyla Baron"
  • Robert Mitchell
    Key Cast
    "William Guisarme"
  • AJ Nickell
    Key Cast
    "Mounir Zahr"
  • Estrella Tamez
    Key Cast
    "Markie Slaughter"
  • Paris Yee
    Key Cast
    "Chan Sick Fon"
  • Janelle Jung
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Mocumentary, Drama, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 44 minutes 54 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 5, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Couch Film Festival
    Best Actress, Best Writer
  • 8 & Halfilm Awards

    Best Comedy, Best American Director, Best Producer
  • Crown Wood International Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    Debut Filmmaker
  • Indo French International Film Festival

    Best Feature Actress, Best Feature Editing
  • Lily Indie Film Fest

    Best Feature Comedy, Best Screenwriter
  • Hercules Independent Film Festival

    Best Feature Film
  • Best Damn Film Awards
    United States
    Best Actress, Best Song - "MTA"
  • White Vulture Film Festival
    New Jersey
    United States
    Best US Feature, Best Supporting Actress (Alyssa Abraham)
  • Carpe Diem

    Best Comedy
  • Florence Film Awards

    Best Editing
  • New York Movie Awards
    New York City
    United States
    Best Indie Feature
  • London Movie Awards
    United Kingdom
    Best Original Song - “New Braunfels”
  • World Indie Film Awards

    Best Drama Feature
  • Stanley Film Awards
    United Kingdom
    Best Picture, Best Producer, Best Cast, Best Soundtrack
  • San Diego International Film Awards
    United States
    Best Drama
  • Portuguese Lemur International Film Festival

    Best Actress
  • Atlanta Movie Awards

    United States
    Best Feature (US)
  • Hollywood Gold Awards

    United States
    Best Screenplay
  • Hong Kong Indie Festival

    Hong Kong
    Best music in a feature
Director Biography - Chris Chan Roberson

Chris Chan Roberson is a 20-year veteran editor, director, writer, cinematographer, and college professor.

He has been teaching cinematography and editing at Tisch School of the Arts since 1999 and served as NYU’s Executive Director of Post Production for over two years and the head of Freshman Studies for six years.

Chris wrote over 120 articles for Comic Book Resources. He also edits professionally and has worked with such talents as Sting, Billy Eichner, Nick Kroll and Christian McBride. He edited for the YouTube channel Screen Rant and produced content for Kung Fu Tea and the New-York Historical Society. In 2006, Chris won a Telly Award for his editing work with Robert Small Entertainment, where he edited for Comedy Central, Nick at Nite and The Biography Channel.

From 2012 through July 2014, Chris worked at YouTube. He helped emerging partners devise channel strategy, increase production value, and develop their brand. On a regular basis Chris worked with such YouTube channels as The Key of Awesome and VSauce3.

In 2014, Chris conducted a TEDx Talk, titled “Modern Mavericks”.

In 2020, he won several awards from the NYC Frigid Festival for his one man show entitled Magnetic Dragons.

Chris is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

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Director Statement

I loved making Eleanor Slaughter, but it was certainly very hard to make. Independent cinema is very dependent on the kindness and generosity of others.

The music for the film was provided by my dad and Quinn, a good friend that I’ve known for over 20 years. It was a fun collaboration and I couldn’t have done it without them! Quinn also let us use his home for filming as well as do test screenings there.

Equipment was borrowed from NYU Tisch. As faculty I’m able to borrow gear for short periods of time so I borrowed lights and cameras in short bursts. I took out different kinds of cameras ranging from low end DSLRS to the Blackmagic 6K camera to give the film an eclectic but cohesive look.

Locations were either lent to me at a discount or for free thanks to the benevolence of fellow New Yorkers.

I acted, shot, wrote, directed, and edited Eleanor Slaughter. If Prince could play all 27 instruments for his 1978 album For You, I thought I would make a similar attempt!