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18 hours left! Please donate to our Kickstarter for El Gato Negro: Prey!

Posted in Kiai-Kick Films with tags on April 7, 2016 by Michael S. Moore


Here we are, 18 hours left on our Kickstarter page for El Gato Negro: Prey! The post production would help with paying our editor and sound engineer, renting the facilities for ADR capture, and color work, and paying for the equipment to shoot some additional footage for the film! If you can help please donate, and if not please at least share! I’m excited to present this South Texas superhero, and this is gonna be a blast! You can donate here!





3 days left until the Kickstarter campaign begins for El Gato Negro: Prey!

Posted in Kiai-Kick Films, Michael Moore on March 7, 2016 by Michael S. Moore



On other social media sites the countdown has been going for a few days now, but we’re almost to launch time, so I’d thought I’d give a little mention here. This Kickstarter will go toward the post-production needed to make El Gato Negro:Prey the best short film we can make it! You can check out our BTS photos here! Please share or donate with your friends if you can!

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My next film’s Indiegogo campaign has started! The comic book superhero comes to life! El Gato Negro: Prey!

Posted in Aaron Alexander, Bobby Hernandez, Kiai-Kick Films, Michael Moore with tags , , on December 8, 2015 by Michael S. Moore


I’m baaaack!

El Gato Negro is a latino superhero who fights crime in the Rio Grande Valley (South Texas) and defends the people from a viscious drug cartel run by Armando Ochoa also know as El Graduado. El Gato Negro gets his moniker from his grandfather, who was the original El Gato Negro, a luchador who fought crime on the side. Created by Richard Dominguez, EGN’s original run in the 90’s has a cult following that goes to this day.


I used to write for El Gato Negro, and saw Hollywood come a knockin’ a few times, but at the time they didn’t “get” what made EGN special. Fast forward to today, and after having some success with my webseries Cornered, pre-production has begun on El Gato Negro: Prey!

Watch the Video below and please, if you can’t donate then please share our page with everyone you know! Help me bring this Texas superhero to life, and check back here for more updates as production ramps up!

Capital City Black Film Festival 2015

Posted in Kiai-Kick Films on August 17, 2015 by Michael S. Moore

Whew! It’s been an amazing last couple of days at the Cap City Black Film Festival in Austin, Texas! I met some really talented people and saw some fantastic films. The pic below is myself, Julius Tennon (aka Mr. Viola Davis lol) and hip hop artist Da’Shade Moonbeam, who provided music for Cornered and had his own project shown, An Anthology of Us, a mixture of martial arts, music video, and spoken word. Really well done.

Me, Julius Tennon, and Da'Shade Moonbeam

Me, Julius Tennon, and Da’Shade Moonbeam

So how did the viewing of Cornered go? It went really well! Some of the cast and crew members were in attendance:

Left to Right: James Thistleton (composer), Michael S Moore, Joe H Lee (DP), Donald Brooks (Adam Matrix) Bobby Hernandez (Richter) and Kerry Ramsay (Deveroux)

Left to Right: James Thistleton (composer), Michael S Moore, Joe H Lee (DP), Donald Brooks (Adam Matrix) Bobby Hernandez (Richter) and Kerry Ramsay (Deveroux)

We did a 45 minute Q&A, which was a first for me in any medium and truly great. We made a tiny announcement (heh) that will be revealed later this year! I can’t wait to share it with you all!

There were so many films shown I don’t know where to start, but the festival ended with the powerful film Freeway: Crack In The System. Check out the trailer below:

and I even got to talk to the man himself, Freeway Rick Ross:

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The film shows his involvement with introducing crack to the United States, and how the Iran/Contra affair is also involved, and the reporter who revealed the truth about the government’s role in all of it. Powerful, powerful storytelling.

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So where else can Cornered be seen? Well, Cornered’s next appearance will be at the Action On Film Festival in Monrovia, California Sept 18-27th! I am trying to make plans to be there, and I’ll keep you all informed! Thanks to Winston Williams and the Capital City Black Film Festival for having Cornered and providing such a wonderful venue! @capcitybff

Stay Tuned! 

Cornered Production Blog #4: Getting closer to the end!

Posted in Donald Brooks, Kiai-Kick Films, Michael Moore, Uncategorized on July 25, 2014 by Michael S. Moore

We’ve had a great time filming, and I can’t wait to show off the fights, the acting, the whole works! Over the last few days we’ve been filming out at the J. Lorraine Ghost Town in Manor, TX, and we’re about to start shooting some stuff in Austin proper, and on Lake Austin! Meanwhile, here are some BTS pics to keep ya goin’! Also be sure to follow the production on our Twitter and Instagram @Corneredseries to see more screenshots and goodness from our production!



















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Cornered Production Blog #3: Days 2 and 3!

Posted in Kiai-Kick Films on July 12, 2014 by Michael S. Moore

Whew. Things are happening fast. This month is the last major month of filming, but I have to say things are looking good and our actors…they are just awesome! A page dedicated to Cornered will be going up soon, with the cast bios and much more!

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Preparing to shoot a scene outside a Federal Courthouse downtown!

Anyway, Day 3 found us working in front on of the Federal Court House in downtown Austin.Once again I found myself acting this day (don’t worry, I’m not the star!) with the wonderful Lindsey Lemke. Things went smoothly, but we did have an issue with a feisty grackle, and Lindsey decided to tempt fate, the video of which you can find on our Facebook page!

Also providence smiled on us as, during filming, we ran into a duo of break dancers who were blocking out their shots for a music video they were about to shoot. We took a short break so we could talk with them, and it resulted in one of them, the very talented Yuki Ishiguro, joined our cast! We were lucky to find him!

Day 3 was our first big, long day at the ghost town, where the majority of the major action takes place. It was a long, but really, really good day. Actors Donald Brooks,  Sharmita Bhattacharya, and Lindsey Lemke did a really, really great job that day, and boy, the temperature was hot, but not nearly what it would be for Day 5…

Donald Brooks and Sharmita Bhattacharya listen while I explain the next shot.

Donald Brooks and Sharmita Bhattacharya listen while I explain the next shot.


Director Michael S Moore and Lindsey Lemke going over the next scene.

Director Michael S Moore and Lindsey Lemke going over the next scene.

So that’s all for right now! Next time I’ll review how Day 4 and 5 went, and with some great production stills here and on our Facebook page! Next time I’ll introduce the bad guys!