Cle Shiheed Sloan is an actor, filmmaker and inner city anti-violence activist. As a filmmaker, he is best known for directing and producing the award-winning documentary feature film BASTARDS OF THE PARTY, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2005; distributed by HBO in 2007.
The film examines five decades of gang violence in Southern California; the title refers to the notorious Los Angeles street gangs, the Crips and the Bloods, the so-called bastard children of the radical 1960s Black Panther Party.
Sloan made his acting debut in TRAINING DAY and most notably served as a creative and technical consultant during that production. He contributed towards the authenticity needed by director Antoine Fuqua; most notably the character development that earned Denzel Washington the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in 2002.