Texas Golden Gloves champion Michael Thornberry is a Partner of Espada PR, MAG Film Studios and is the CEO of Catori Film, a production company he founded with Jasmin Espada. At the young age of nine Thornberry was already making waves by setting a Guinness Book of World Records® as the youngest child to win the largest amount of money
in a single competition.
During his time at Texas A&M University, Michael was elected Senior Yell- Leader, was selected as a Red Pot in charge of building Aggie Bonfire (at that time the World’s Largest Student Construction Project), a member of The Corps of Cadets, The Ross Volunteer Company, Parson’s Mounted Cavalry, and The Aggie Cowboys/ Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. After graduating from Texas A&M University with a degree in Agriculture Development, he was a professional heavy-weight boxer, undefeated during his entire career (10-0,8ko's).
Thornberry relocated to New York City where he studied acting with the acclaimed acting coach Terry Schreiber, participated in theater productions such as Cowboy Mouth and The Man Who Had All the Luck and acted in and produced the movie Oldham County.
In his first feature film role, Thornberry played the role of Swedish boxing champion, Ingomar Johanssen in Ali: King of the World opposite Terrance Howard. Shortly after relocating to Los Angeles Michael was selected as a voiceover artist in the feature film Hancock starring Will Smith.
Most recently Thornberry produced the movie God’s Eye starring Michael Madsen.
Projects in development for Catori Pictures include: Brooklyn Story, 11 Days In Hell, Them Texas Boys, and a Billy Joe Shaver biopic.
Catori Film is setting a 501©3 number to establish THE CATORI FILM Foundation with the goal of helping filmmakers all over the world including underdeveloped countries produce their films.