Gangsters love making dough. The owners of Black Cat Pizza released a Scorsese-esque short film today with the help of filmmaker Edy Martinez, actor Julio Cedillo, and Mickey Moreno. Black Cat Pizza general manager and Fort Worth food ambassador Nathanael Gassett described the filming effort, which started last month and wrapped up a week ago.

The idea was to play with the “audience a little,” Gassett said. “We wanted a concept where you think you know what’s happening, and there’s a plot twist in the middle. The film started with the trunk scene then we wrote the story around that scene. We drew from old gangster movies but made it about Fort Worth. It’s kind of a comedy in the end because we’re talking about pizza. We wanted to do something fun for Fort Worth.” 


Every good gangster has an equally notorious car, and Moreno was happy to lend his custom Impala for the job. Locals may recognize Cedillo as Comandante Calderoni in Netflix’s Narcos: Mexico

“Julio is great,” Gassett said. “We needed a way to wrap up the film. I talked to him over the phone and we collaborated on ideas.”

Edy Martinez films Mickey Moreno.

Gassett said he hopes the short films stands on its own as a fun tribute to classic films and Fort Worth pizza. After several months, Black Cat Pizza has gotten a “lot of love” from locals, he said. The restaurant has always been about collaborating with the community. Black Cat is just one small part of that effort. 

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Fort Worth Market Trail at Black Cat Pizza. 401 Bryan Avenue

Join Fort Worth Market Trail as we kick off the 2020 year with Black Cat Pizza Fort Worth! 

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