Slowboat Films is one of the last remaining bastions of truly independent film - dedicated to authentic & personal cinema made outside of the stronghold of the television and studio system. Over the past 12 years Slowboat Films has gathered a dedicated international cult following for their uncompromising aesthetic and portrayal of underground art & music, radical politics and maverick minds.
was raised in the old world and the new world, at airports, on junkyards, in motels and restaurants. He found employment as a bouncer, a barkeeper, a cab driver, a translator, a screenwriter, a journalist – even as an ambulance driver. All employment was short-lived. In 1999, Littler founded Slowboat Films - a haven for truly independent cinema. In his films and writing he has displayed an unhidden affinity for outsiders of all sorts – radical intellectuals, outlaw historians, marginalized artists, obscure musicians and holy con men. When asked about this, Littler says: "I'm interested in people who dance to their own beat, prototypes who fix their radio with a blow torch."
is a classically trained director of photography. His work stands in stark contrast to today's inflationary use of imagery. His cinematography is deliberately austere and meticulously composed. Since 2005 Koepsell has been collaborating with author and director M.A. Littler on various documentaries and feature films. He has also collaborated with famed outlaw photographer Miron Zownir on his feature film debut Phantomanie, which he also produced and edited. In 2011 Philip Kosepsell joined Slowboat Films not only as the company's sole director of photography but also as producer and co-owner.