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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

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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!

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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!

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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

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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.

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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!

Cornered and Michael S Moore at the Action On Film Festival 2015!

Posted in Dennis Ruel, Emmanuel Manzanares, Gui DaSilva, Michael Moore, Richard Norton, Vlad Rimburg with tags on September 24, 2015 by Michael S. Moore

Whew! I only spent 3 days in Monrovia, California for the Action On Film Festival, but I had memories to last a lifetime and met so many wonderful people! The festival is held at the Krikorian theater, and let me tell you, its a beautiful theater! The days were hot ( not nearly as hot as Texas was!) but it was just gorgeous outside:

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AOF is in its 11th year, and there are a LOT of films shown, and its a testament to festival creator Del and Theresa Weston that so many filmmakers attend the show! Del is a personality, one so big how could he NOT create a thing like AOF? Such a good guy! He welcomed me with open arms literally the moment I arrived!

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I literally got off the plane early Friday morning, and after a small jaunt to Venice Beach ( hey, it was my first time in Los Angeles) I went to the festival and the whirlwind began! I finally met Kely McClung (Blood Ties) a longtime facebook friend, and now a friend for real, plus his makeup artist Nadia, who will be working with Kely on a short film called Loop. Kely was at the festival as his feature film Altered was showing (it was really good!) I also met a lot of wonderful actors, actresses, directors and producers!

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Left to Right: Kely McClung, Michael S Moore, Actress Jodie Lee, Makeup Artist Nadia Berchtold, and actor Robert Factor.

Saturday Night saw a lot of action, culminating in the screening of UnLucky Stars! My review can be found here, and it was just as much fun watching it a second time around! Unlucky Stars now has distribution, so hopefully you’ll all be able to see it soon! I was finally able to meet the cast and crew, and I was stoked! These are guys I’ve been pounding the drums for nearly since Kiai-Kick’s inception, and here they were! A great group of guys:

Left to right: Vladislav Rimburg, Sari Sabella, Michael S Moore, Emmanuel Manzanares, Dennis Ruel, and Gui Dasilva

Left to right: Vladislav Rimburg, Sari Sabella, Michael S Moore, Emmanuel Manzanares, Dennis Ruel, and Gui DaSilva

If you’re new to the website and don’t know their work, here are a few things to watch:

DAMN RIGHT. I also met Bryan Sloyer, who is becoming quite the filmmaker himself!

So the screening went well, and afterward who should we see in attendance? None other than RICHARD NORTON! (Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars, Mad Max: Fury Road, China O’Brien and so many more!) Such a gentleman and very humble, but the man is a legend of martial arts cinema!

Richard Norton is so cool he gets his own toplight!

Richard Norton is so cool he gets his own toplight!

There were some truly great short films, like Battle of Wills by David Noh (awesome story and ending!), Wrath of God, and The Real Miyagi, about Karate Master Fumio Demura, was tremendously good. I can’t recommend that documentary enough.

I had to leave Sunday night, but my experiences were once in a lifetime. Or was it? Now that Cornered has shown, I have already started work on my next/first feature film. What is it? Well…

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So I’ll see you next year, right?

Cornered showing at the Action On Film Festival Sept 24th!

Posted in Bobby Hernandez, Michael Moore on September 16, 2015 by Michael S. Moore

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Cornered, my webseries now short film, will be shown in its entirety at the Action On Film Festival! I highly suggest you come out to watch not just my film, but many others, including Rope-A-Dope 2 and UnLucky Stars! I’m so stoked to be regarded with such fantastic talent, and I can’t wait to meet some of them! While I won’t be there for the Cornered showing, I will be there from the 18th through the 20th, so if you come out look for me! Bobby Hernandez, Richter himself, will be at the screening!

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The cost is $10.00 to get in to see the block of films that includes Cornered. You can get details on the AOF website here.

Hope to see you all there! After I get back, I’ll have major announcements about my next film!

 

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.

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For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact:

Media Contact: Michael S Moore (michaelmooreproductions@gmail.com)

Media Contact: CCBFF

Andrea Anderson

A Signature Group

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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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Buy Tickets: http://www.capcitybff.com/tickets

About the Capital City Black Film Festival:

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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 Kiai-Kick.com, 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 www.kiaikick.com.

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

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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!

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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!