Founder } Motivate Pictures

Maurice Moore describes himself as a “storyteller”, whom at an early age received a life changing opportunity when Steven Spielberg cast him in the Academy Award nominated classic “The Color Purple.   This fueled his passion to become an actor, then ultimately a producer and filmmaker. Maurice went on to hone his talent on the stage and screen working in productions from Austin to Los Angeles. 

In his early years Maurice worked with a wide range of talent and founded a number of production companies including JEMFire Entertainment, REELEYEZ Entertainment, and ANAIK Films. After a decade long stint in Los Angeles where he found success as a screenwriter, filmmaker, and producer Maurice took his valuable business experience to Austin, TX where he created Motivate Pictures.

Within the first five years of its existence Maurice, working alongside his partner Alex Rios, has turned Motivate Pictures into a multi-award winning production company including films such as “The Devil Inside Us”, “DejaVu” and “The Place She Dwells”. With that success Motivate Pictures has expanded globally and created Motivate Pictures Europe! Maurice and his team have gone on to produce critically acclaimed projects all over Europe that include “Skillz”, “The Heist”, “Light”, “Blue”, and “Cold Love”.

Maurice’s recent features film, the psychological thriller “Finding Solace”, will hit theaters in the fall of 2024. Motive Pictures’ exciting upcoming slate of projects “King of the World”, “Dark Sunlight”, “Killdeer”, and “Founding Father” are expected to keep audiences on the edge of their seats and entertained for years to come.

It shouldn’t go without mentioning Maurice is also the Founder and Acting Coach of the nationally acclaimed Austin based Breathe Acting Studio.