Raised on the north side of Columbus, OH, Slank_Slim’s interest in filming started at the age of 12. During a class field trip to the local Science Learning Center, Cosi, Slank was introduced to the beginning stages of videography through a simple stop motion exhibit. It was an Indiana Jones movie exhibit where the participants could take pictures of action figures, where afterwards the creations made could be played within the different scenes of the movie. It was at that moment a spark was ignited within Slank_Slim to become more familiar with the film making process.
In 2006 Slank would put all of the experience gained, through either formal education or personal trial, to release his first underground directorial debut, “614 Vol. 1: Strictly For The Streets” DVD. It was during the filming of this project where he acquired his infamous alias Slank_Slim. Slank, noticing countless acts of bantering by onlookers, decided to keep the name Slank. To Slank, the name “Slank” symbolized the doubt and criticism nay Sayers had for his vision, so he uses it as a constant reminder of how people will try to use negativity to detour you from your dreams. “The 614 Strictly For Da Streets” DVD, A film documenting the rough aggressive street environment, of Columbus Ohio at that time, sold out at every location Slank placed it for distribution around the city. There was hardly a household or individual in the greater Columbus area who hadn’t owned or watched “The 614 Strictly For Da Streets”. It was in such high demand, gaining the attention of local news stations, Power 107.5 radio stations and Columbus Dispatch newspaper. Slank ultimately followed up with the sequel “614 Vol. 2”.
In 2012 Slank was inspired to take his career to the next level and enrolled and graduated from Full Sail University, in their accelerated Bachelors program for Digital Cinematography.
Slank has continued to apply what he has learned over the years to sharpen his skills. This has become evident in his popular projects, “The 90’s Freaknik: An Atlanta Story: Documentary; She Evil Vol.1 and She Evil Vol.2: Feature Films. Due to the popularity of “The 90’s Freaknik: An Atlanta Story”, Slank was offered the opportunity from After 9 Partners to Direct the “Freaknik Festival: Celebrating Freaknik 2019”. In 2021 Slank has released his most recent project A comedy-drama series titled “Dilemma Daze”. The passion, dedication, and hard work that Slank has put into his craft are evident in his work. His continuous pursuit to enhance his skill set and knowledge as it pertains to his career, is what makes him a contender among the best of them. He is hardworking, tenacious, and focused with an unrivaled work ethic. His commitment to perfection on every project that he attaches his name to is what makes him stand out from the crowd. Many of Slank’s films have obtained positive reviews from multiple Blog sites and Magizines such as Hiphopwired.com , UPROXX , Vibe Magazine , AllHipHop.com and Hip Hop Weekly. Follow Slank_Slim on Instagram