Officially founded in 2012, Black Rain Films (formerly Mojoworld Media) has been in the business of making Hollywood style indie films. The original idea was to create unique cinema through compelling stories and broader perspectives, and has been the staple of every film since. Multi-award winning Maurice J Cardwell writes, directs and produces all media that is Black Rain Films, with the single perspective of staying "out of the box" and crafting tales yet to be told in film.
As the film brand moves forward, the goal is continued growth in quality engaging cinema, as well as high concept story telling, which is the foundation of a strong narrative. And it is with this conduit that Black Rain Films will delight, surprise and entertain the world.
“The essence of outstanding filmmaking is to make your work stand out.”
Name: Maurice J Cardwell
Lives in: Portland, Oregon
Company: Black Rain Films
Occupation: Cinematographer, Director, Editor, Filmmaker, Photographer (Still), Playwright, Producer, Screenwriter and Videographer
Unique traits: Absolutely ambitious
Shogun Elite Obsidian Blade
Film (Short and Action) Director In the near future where corporations have replaced governments, Maxon Creed, Shogun Elite and his band of ruthless contracted assassins have accepted an "off the books" kill mission from Feenix Corp. After arriving on a mysterious uncharted planet, they find their mission is one of betrayal with orders to turn on one of their own. Maxon must find a way to defeat his personally trained death squad, and the one man that has orchestrated his downfall. This Shogun will be shown a dark past, that has him on a direct collision course with an even darker destiny. It's old world tradition, meets future tech, where corporations employ mercenaries force their will on the masses and only law is to profit, by all means necessary. Written by Maurice J Cardwell
Angela's Sacred Heart
Film (Short) Editor Angela, an inexperienced young woman, runs away from an abusive situation in order to start a new life. But, even the best of swimmers must know how deep the water is before they jump.
Queen Over Jacks
Film (Short and Drama) Director Four criminals get together after a 5-year hiatus when one of them returns home from prison to finally split the money between them from a previous heist.
Film (Short and Sci-Fi) Director It is the year 2037 and the world has seen a decade of global peace and prosperity. One day, one moment changed everything. What was once a beaming society, is now no more than ash and rumble. The nuclear holocaust spared a few, Dallas and his wife Mary were among those that survived the end of the world. Just as this husband lost the life he knew, his only companion in this Hell on earth is taken by men that police the New World Order, where debauchery and mayhem runs rapid. Dallas sets out on a quest to rescue his wife while traversing an apocalyptic landscape in the wild wild West, composed of blood thirsty cannibals and radiation infected sub-humans. What lies before him is an impossible task, but he is determined and willing to do anything and everything to be by his wife's side. This journey will take him to his limits, this journey will take him to Dirt City. Written by Maurice J Cardwell
Don't Take It Personally
Film (Short, Action and Drama) Director Action packed and driven by dynamic drama, this short film has the sensibility of a feature length blockbuster movie with the charm of an independent film.