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El Gato Negro: Prey goes into Post-Production!

Posted in Aaron Alexander, Bobby Hernandez, Donald Brooks Jr, Michael Moore on February 15, 2016 by Michael S. Moore


And so production wrapped on El Gato Negro: Prey two weeks ago, and we got our last shot of a restaurant this past weekend. It was really bittersweet, as I loved working with our cast and crew, but now things enter into the phase of post-production, where we get to put this awesomeness together with editing and sound work and music! I can’t wait to let you all hear the El Gato Negro score!


There is also a photo shoot, and the official logo is coming soon! I can’t wait for you all to see the hard work that went into this project from so many talented people!



Cornered is appearing at the Capital City Black Film Festival in Austin TX!

Posted in Aaron Alexander, Bobby Hernandez, Donald Brooks Jr, Michael Moore with tags on July 24, 2015 by Michael S. Moore

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Kiai-Kick Film’s “Cornered” among lineup at Third Annual Capital City Black Film Festival and Historical Harlem Lights! Awards Show

Austin,TX – July 23, 2015 –Kiai-Kick Films announced today that its martial arts action short film Cornered has been invited to the third annual Capital City Black Film Festival (CCBFF), an Austin, Texas-based organization dedicated to films written or directed and produced by Blackfilmmakers, films with Black actors in principle roles or that are about Black characters,subject matter or issues related to the Black community.

“Cornered” is a martial arts 90’s style actioner about Austin super cop Adam Matrix, who finds himself running a gauntlet of lethal fighters in order to save a young woman and keep a superweapon out of the hands of Texas underworld boss Kellogg Deveroux.

Cornered is among 60 films that will be shown throughout the three-day festival that includes networking, panel discussions, workshops, dynamic film screenings and parties.

“I am incredibly happy that Cornered will be a part of the Capital City Black Film Festival.”, says director Michael S. Moore, “Cornered features something sorely missing from action cinema: an African-American hero in a genre of film that needs more heroes of color. I was blessed to work with a talented and diverse cast and crew.”

The Festival will begin this year with Harlem Lights!, which includes a reception at 6:30 p.m. and the show starting at 7:30 p.m., August 13, 2015 at the Palmer Events Center in Austin,TX. Harlem Lights! highlights the history of Austin Area African Americans in film, will feature live music, rare photographs, film clips, local actors and will be hosted by film, television and theater veteran Julius Tennon. This historical presentation honors Austin’s own Harlem Theater and lifetime achievement awards will be given to Austin’s own Tennon, actress, comedian, music performer “Damita Jo” LeBlanc, and jazz musician Gil Askey, one of the architects of the famous Motown sound.

“This year’s films represent the rich talent we have in this country and around the world both in front of and behind to camera,” said Winston G. Williams, Executive Director of CCBFF.

Tennon, Co-President and Producer of JuVee Productions, and his wife, award-winning actress Viola Davis, have been supporters of CCBFF since its inception because they felt having a Black film presence in Austin was long overdue.

“Black films are important because they give African-American artists a place to showcase their work to our community, and to the wider communities across the country,” said Tennon.

“They serve to shine a light on our stories and struggles, but more importantly, our success. They show that we are a force, and what we have to say stands for something.”

Each year CCBFF has used opening night to elevate the arts. This year local, influential organizations are adding to the prestige, including partnerships with the Austin History Center, the Texas Preservation of Black History Project and the African American Cultural Heritage District.

After a tremendous inaugural year in September 2013 and experiencing unexpected growth in 2014, CCBFF continues to grow, going from two to five screens with a diverse slate of feature films, documentary/feature films, short films, documentary/short films and music videos. The film ratings will range from G through the maximum of R.


For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact:

Media Contact: Michael S Moore (

Media Contact: CCBFF

Andrea Anderson

A Signature Group


Event: Capital City Black Film Festival

When: Thursday, August 13, 2015, Friday, August 14, 2015, and

Saturday, August 15, 2015.

Where: Palmer Events Center 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas


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About the Capital City Black Film Festival:

Capital City Black Film Festival (CCBFF) is a Texas film festival based in Austin, the Capital of Texas. The festival’s goal is to bring together talented African Americans involved in media and the film industry to provide burgeoning Black filmmakers from across the nation an opportunity to showcase their work in one of the top cities in the United States for independent filmmakers. CCBFF also educates filmmakers on the vast resources available to them in Austin and in Texas.

About Kiai-Kick Films:

Kiai-Kick Films is an Austin based movie studio specializing in martial arts and action cinema. Created by Michael S. Moore, editor of the martial arts review website, as a way to make the action films he would want to see. Action films that include fascinating characters and exciting martial arts scenes, featuring a diverse group of fight choreographers and stunt men/women. You can find out more about Michael and Kiai-Kick Films at

Cornered has been accepted into the Capital City Black Film Festival!

Posted in Aaron Alexander, Bobby Hernandez, Donald Brooks Jr, Michael Moore on July 18, 2015 by Michael S. Moore


Cornered has made it to its first festival! Right now all episodes are offline (temporarily) per festival rules, but if you want to see how the story ends, for now you’ll have to attend this awesome festival right here in Austin Texas, from August 13-15th!



I’m really proud of the people who helped me bring my ideas to life, and I can’t thank them enough for their hard work in what was a grueling Texas summer! Cornered has been submitted to more festivals, and I’ll let you know where you can see it next, and also when the series will return online! You can find out more information on the festival website here. Everyone is welcome, and I hope to see some of you there!

Cornered Episode 2 “Training Days” is Live!

Posted in Aaron Alexander, Donald Brooks Jr on June 16, 2015 by Michael S. Moore


Here is Episode 2, in which Adam Matrix faces the music with his police chief after losing Helen Bryant, and returns to his kung fu teacher after the beating he faced at the hands of Deveroux’s man Richter…

and for those who are new to Cornered here is Episode 1!

Faux Fighting Present Not So Good Gentlemen Part 2!

Posted in Aaron Alexander, Donald Brooks Jr with tags , on March 5, 2015 by Michael S. Moore


Faux Fighting continues it’s assault on our senses with part 2 of this series featuring Cornered’s own Donald Brooks Jr. and fight choreographer Aaron Alexander! A short but great continuation that shows Donald continuing to best and escape his pursuer, but when will his luck run out?

I’m really proud of the work these two do here, and yeah, I may be biased since I just got done working with them (hint: it won’t be the last time!)  but this really is good stuff. Texas Represent! Enjoy!