Slam Planet

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, 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.”


  • 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))
  • Investor: Voodoo Cowboy Entertainment
  • Cinematographers: Kyle Fuller, Mike Henry
  • Composer: DJ NickNackKyle, Laura
  • Release Date: March 12, 2006
  • Film Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Slam Planet, War of the Words
March 28, 2006 | Film Threat

SXSW Film, Interviews and Reviews, Slam Planet: War of the Words
March 17, 2006 | The Austin Chronicle