We are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of filmmaker and alumni Summer Chastant. Summer was a committed and passionate member of our community, especially as a programmer and Co-Captain of Episodes. Crucially, Summer gave Slamdance her light to lift other filmmakers and the organization as a whole. It seemed as though Summer was made for Slamdance and Slamdance was made for her. We are greater than the sum of our parts and the devotion she gave us meant Summer was a very big part indeed. We always looked forward to being with her and will miss her greatly. In rest, may she find peace we all seek.
Love from everyone at Slamdance.