Nanay Ko, the musical film

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

This Filipino-American feature is a Moana meets LA LA LAND musical, showing the cultural identity struggle of first-generation Americans, commenting on the generational differences in life experiences and beliefs, and chasing your dreams against the cultural responsibilities engrained in Asians and Asian-Americans. 

About Mallorie

Mallorie Ortega is a director, writer, and producer. She was awarded the Television Academy Foundation Directing Internship in 2016, shadowing Emmy-winning directors from Jimmy Kimmel Live, NCIS, Grey's Anatomy, and Hairspray Live. Shortly after, Mallorie was the Assistant to Line Producer on an ABC Pilot for Kapital Entertainment. She just finished working as a Staff Set PA on Season 1 of the new NBC Series Reverie.

In May 2016, she graduated from USC School of Cinematic Arts, earning her MFA in Film and Television Production. Mallorie was accepted into the Linehan Artists Scholars Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and earned her dual B.A. in Visual Arts and in Theatre Design and Production. 

Mallorie's short film Mango Sticky Rice finished it's festival tour this year, and won awards from the Asians including Best Ensemble, Best Comedy, and Best Director. Click here to visit our page.

Her latest film she produced called My Loyal Audience is currently in it's festival tour. It recently won the "Best of Fest Treasure Award" at the Catalina International Film Festival. Click here to follow the film.

Mallorie is currently working on her next musical feature called Nanay Ko about an Asian-American girl who struggles with her cultural identity.




Berkeley, CA


May 27th, 2017


Gorgeous Hikes
Took the BART for the first time!
Catching with old friends from college