Mallorie Ortega
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Mallorie Ortega is a writer, director, and producer best known for the musical feature film The Girl Who Left Home. The film won the Audience Award at CAAMFest FORWARD, and the Emerging Filmmaker Award at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.

Mallorie independently produced the film after gaining the courage from her mentors in the Television Academy Foundation Directing Program in 2016. She shadowed directors from Jimmy Kimmel Live, NCIS, Grey’s Anatomy, and Hairspray Live. Mallorie was a finalist of the Disney | ABC Directing Fellowship of 2018, and is slated to direct a feature film for Viola Davis’ production company, JuVee Productions. She was in the Spring 2020 cohort of the THEatre ACCELERATOR, developing The Girl Who Left Home as a staged musical under the mentorship of the Tony Award winning Broadway Producers responsible for An American in Paris and Memphis.

Before turning to film and television, Mallorie was heavily involved in Producing and Designing theatre productions at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She kept with her hobbies of breakdancing, singing, cooking, and working at the family restaurant. Mallorie moved to Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern California and earned her MFA in Film and TV Production. Her new obsession is lyric writing. Though she’s enjoying the LA sun, she constantly craves Maryland crabs and her mom’s home cooking.