Slam Planet: War of the Words
The feature length documentary, Slam Planet: War of the Words, gives
viewers an insight into the imaginative world of poetry slams. Poetry slams
are competitive events in which poets are judged on the way they perform
their work in three minutes or less. This film captures the creative and
transformative use of this raw, improvisational talent.
Slam Planet, directed by Mike Henry and Kyle Fuller, tells the story of two rival poetry teams from Austin, Texas and New York, New York. The film chronicles the teams as they prepare for and compete in the 2004 National Poetry Slam in St. Louis, Missouri.
In a review from efilmcritic.com, Laura Kyle says, “Slam Planet is a great-looking, well-paced film that'll instantly include viewers in the epic ‘war of words' it features. […] Fuller and Henry have great ability at knowing what their audience will respond to and it's lucky that such an interesting competition was taken into their hands.”
Involvement: Mark Mueller (Investor)
Directors: Kyle Fuller, Mike Henry
Cast: Celena Glenn, Christopher Lee, George McKibbens, Rachel McKibbens, Taylor Mali,
Zell Miller III
Producers: Kyle Fuller, Mike Henry
Executive Producer: Tim McClure (EP; ‘Drop Dead Sexy'; Writer; ‘Texas: the Big Picture (IMAX))
Cinematographers: Kyle Fuller, Mike Henry
Composer: DJ NickNack
Kyle, Laura. Slam Planet: War of the Words. 31 March 2006.