Machete Michelle

After coming home to find her family murdered; Michelle follows the clues left behind by her husband to find the people responsible. By the swing of her machetes, the help of an elderly woman and guidance from her ancestors; Michelle harnesses the power of revenge.

  • Kei Moore
  • ArtNeverDies
  • Kei Moore
  • ArtNeverDies
  • TILTv, LLC
  • Nikki Kotero
    Key Cast
    "Michelle Marshal "
  • Chanel Dixon
    Key Cast
    "Ella Hell"
  • Joe Louis
    Key Cast
    "Don Mani"
  • Velcro
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    experimental, action, drama
  • Runtime:
    32 minutes 33 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 20, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Kei Moore, ArtNeverDies

TILTv is a break-out production team. We write, direct, edit, and produce. We are partnering to break the silence involved with the creation of films for under-represented, marginalized people. TILTv was created for representation.

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Director Statement

We have been working on this self-funded project for over a year. We’re beyond excited to announce that ‘Machete Michelle’’ is complete. This project is the prequel to a series of films we have planned. We wanted to make an experimental-action drama with a femme lead character, and we did. We’re modernizing blaxploitation films for Black independent filmmakers, and we’re doing it for the culture. 

This project was created to showcase the dynamics and power of Black womxn lead characters. Machete Michelle is a Black-American, anti-hero character. We wished to challenge film genres that are commonly associated with stories of womxn in the South.