Here I am, directing actors Buck Gonzales and Conrad Gonzales in a scene from my short film El Gato Negro: Prey. Before I started doing film reviews, I was/am the writer of the indie comic book El Gato Negro, which follows the adventures of a hispanic superhero fighting crime in South Texas. I’ve also directed some short films, such as Cornered, and the aforementioned El Gato Negro: Prey.
I have been a practitioner of Choy Lay Fut Kung Fu, and I currently rank as a Red sash but I’m looking to find my way toward my black sash. I’ve also had the pleasure of meeting quite a few celebrities, mostly through doing the comic book, but I’ve met more since doing the website! I got to shake Jackie Chan’s hand while attending a screening of Miracles (I still haven’t washed that hand yet) and even met and befriended James Hong, the villain from Big Trouble in Little China:
Amazingly enough, because of this I came within a hair’s breadth of actually writing an official comic book prequel and sequel to the film! He tried to purchase the rights from 20th Century, who refused to sell them, thus the project was dead in the water. I’ve lost track with James over the last seven years or so. I’d like to speak with him again. He and his daughter are some of the most gracious people you could hope to meet. She also works in the entertainment industry as a voice actor.
I recently relocated from Austin, Texas to the Dallas/ Fort Worth area, and I’m currently developing a reboot to my prior comic book series Team Tejas as well as writing my next action film.
So that’s me in a tiny, tiny nutshell. So quit reading this and get back to reading some kick-ass reviews!