Owen Ratliff started out with his own record label and released over 10 albums, of which several hit the billboard charts. He also produced songs on soundtracks of which some went gold and platinum. (Blade, BULWORTH, Fakin Da Funk just to name a few.) Owen made another transition into the film industry, co-producing a psychological thriller entitled Unstable Minds. His second project is a transmedia project entitled “Black Salt”. Black Salt is an action film based on a comic book series. The story is an epic thriller merging the world of modern-day espionage and political intrigue with the ancient world of martial arts.
Ratti Entertainment, LLC funded the production of the Black Salt 30-minute proof of concept film through a successful crowd funding campaign. The Black Salt proof of concept film won the Urban Action Short Film Competition out of 350 films and received a licensing deal with HBO. We have marketed and distributed the proof of concept as part of the next phase of the strategic multi-media marketing campaign to cross promote all products under the Black Salt brand. The proof of concept will also be used to show potential investors, distributors, sponsors, and actors how the film will look. The Black Salt proof of concept and comic book series is a prequel to the Black Salt Coreuption 3D arena video game that will be released on Steam and have deals with Nintendo Switch, Xbox, and PlayStation.
Ratti Entertainment, LLC has also completed proof-of-concept films for its “Get Up Joe”, “Umoya” franchises and in development of the Crow Redemption fan film. Owen is also a consultant for a company named VerseBooks, an entertainment NFT marketplaces, leveraging the power of blockchain technology and smart contracts. The platform will launch on October 1, 2021. Owen will use his transmedia project as an experiment to raise funding for the Black Salt film through cryptocurrency on the platform. This new technology could revolutionize film funding in the future and then I can help other indie filmmakers fund their projects.
Get Up Joe Trailer Drama Down on his luck, an ex-champion must overcome all of his past failures and convince his family to believe in him one last time, when he gets a chance for a title fight.
Umoya Thriller ⋄ Action The world’s top, most feared and deadly elusive contract killer. If you want to hire him, you’ll pay top dollar and you won’t find him, he’ll find you.
The Crow: Redemption Fan Film Thriller ⋄ Horror An activist and his family are brutally murdered, and he is awakened from the dead for redemption.
Black Salt Minifeature Action ⋄ Thriller With time winding down towards world-ending devastation, the fate of mankind rests in the hands of an Interpol agent.