Black Salt Fan Alert


black-salt-movie-posterBlack Salt Fan Alert! 

You Can Help Promote A New Black Salt Martial Arts Minifeature AND Expand Our Minifeature Into A Full Franchise, To Include A Feature-length Film And TV Series.

LOS ANGELES, CA, – The Black Salt Minifeature is a sweeping tale of action and adventure based on a critically acclaimed comic book franchise that won the Cinemax Urban Action Showcase and received a licensing deal with HBO.

With the help of our fans, our first Indiegogo fundraising campaign was a huge success!

This made it possible for the Black Salt franchise creator Owen Ratliff and director Ben Ramsey to put together the stellar and talented team comprised of Kinyumba Mutakabbir (Iron Man 3,), Michelle Lee (Pirates of the Caribbean 3 & 4), James Lew (Luke Cage) and Ron Yuan (Sons of Anarchy).

Together, we brought you the first Black Salt high octane Minifeature that merges globetrotting espionage and intrigue with the realm of martial arts.

Now we need your help with expanding our Minifeature into a full franchise, including an exciting feature-length film and TV series.

To show how much we appreciate our fans, we have added great new perks to the campaign. Don’t miss this opportunity to own: a collector’s Black Salt Minifeature Limited Edition DVD autographed by the creator, plus must-have merchandise, to include the Black Salt comic books and toy prototypes.

The bonus? You can be part of a history-making venture—the creation of a unique franchise which showcases an unusually diverse cast of minority characters that would be role models for our youth and have a positive impact on our nation’s social values.

Please support our campaign at whatever level you can. Every little bit helps. Your donation will be greatly appreciated—and richly rewarded!

To contribute visit:

About Ratti Entertainment LLC: Ratti Entertainment LLC is the production company for the Black Salt feature film franchise.  The company also specializes in taking independent film projects and turning them into transmedia intellectual properties.


Owen Ratliff

Ratti Entertainment LLC

Phone: 702-350-6583


Black Salt Trailer: Above and


Genre: Action / Thriller / Espionage / Martial Arts

Rating: PG-13 to capture a wider target market.

Tag Line: To stop a deadly weapon, he had to become one.

Log Line: With time winding down towards world-ending devastation, the fate of mankind rests in the hands of Interpol agent Samuel Tharpe.

Synopsis: With only four days left the clock ticks down towards global genocide. The only thing standing in its path is Interpol’s deadliest agent, Samuel Lincoln Tharpe. Sam is sent down a dangerous path of violence, romance and intrigue in search of a game changing weapon of mass destruction known as the “Exterminatus.” He follows hot on its trail deep into China where he must seek aid from the Abbot at the Shaolin Temple. There he learns that an Evil Yakuza Master has stolen the Exterminatus and plans to use it to decimate the Far East. Sam must prove his worthiness by fighting one of the Temple’s most skilled monks.

Black Salt is an action film project based on the critically acclaimed comic book franchise. The story is an epic thriller merging the world of modern-day espionage and political intrigue with the ancient world of martial arts. The franchise includes integrated branding opportunities for the following: Black Salt collectible items, Apparel Line, Comic Books, Trading Cards, Toys, Animated Series, Video Game, Soundtrack/Music Tour, TV series and Feature Film Trilogy. The minifeature is a precursor to the Black Salt feature film and TV series.

Ben Ramsey directed the Black Salt minifeature. He has also directed Love and a Bullet, Blood and Bone and written The Big Hit, Dragonball: Evolution and Luke Cage for Marvel Comics. Kinyumba Mutakabbir a rising star who started in small roles in Entourage, Iron Man 3 and the Bold and the Beautiful, has the lead role as Samuel Lincoln Tharpe. Ron Yuan, Sheena Chou, Michelle Lee, James Lew, XJ Wang and Panuvat Anthony Nanakornpanom have rounded out the cast. Ron Yuan is also the action director, stunts and fight choreographer.

The Black Salt film wins the Cinemax/HBO action short film competition at the 2015 Urban Action Showcase at the AMC Empire 25 Theater in Times Square. The winner received distribution on HBO/Cinemax On Demand & Max Go. The Black Salt film was the most anticipated film at the convention and previewed to a packed standing room only crowd.

Dan’s Movie Report reviewed the Black Salt film a 9 out of 10 and picked as the top short film for 2015.

It’s rare nowadays to find something new in the world of comic book fandom to look forward to apart from the mainstream.

For more info on the project or to screen our pilot/proof of concept contact: