Nanay Ko, the musical feature film

After her father passes away, Christine is left responsible to save her family restaurant from getting shut down.

This Asian-American feature is a Moana meets LA LA LAND live-action musical surrounds a working-class family who faces tragedy at the height of the Christine's career

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About Mallorie

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Mallorie Ortega is a director, writer, and producer, best known for directing rom-com musical short film Mango Sticky Rice. Mallorie is currently in post-production for her musical feature film called Nanay Ko. She gained the courage to take on this feature through her mentors in the Television Academy Foundation Directing Program, where she shadowed directors from Jimmy Kimmel Live, NCIS, Grey's Anatomy, and Hairspray Live. Mallorie was a finalist of the ABC Directing Fellowship of 2018.

Before turning to film and television, Mallorie was heavily involved in Producing, Stage Managing, Set Designing, and Projection Designing theatre productions. On top of that, Mallorie kept up with her favorite hobbies of breakdancing, singing, working in the family restaurant, and playing volleyball. After miraculously graduating from college, Mallorie moved to Los Angeles to focus on story telling. Her new obsession is lyric writing - a skill she got to develop while writing the songs of Nanay Ko. Though she’s enjoying the LA sun, she constantly craves fresh seafood and her mom’s home cooking in Maryland.


 

CURRENT Favorite CITY

Disneyland, CA

DATE VISITED

January 26th, 2019

HIGHLIGHTS

Celebrated birthday
First time watching the sun set at the park.
First time without adult supervision! ;)

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