Nanay Ko, the musical feature film
NANAY KO - NAH-NAH-EE KOH - endearing way to call your mother
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
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 at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. 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. She attended the University of Southern California and earned her MFA in Film and TV Production. 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
April 26th, 2019
Celebrated best friend’s Bachelorette Party
Introduced to spiked sparkling water
Swam in a natural pool