Hey, I'm Mallorie!

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.

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

A Karaoke Space Odyssey

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Sci-Fi, Romantic Comedy

A young undocumented Filipino woman looking for a green card meets an eccentric young man at a karaoke bar who turns out to be an alien.


This project got the green light!

Nanay Ko, The Musical

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Comedy, Musical

Upon her return home to mourn the sudden death of her father, a young woman finds herself at a crossroad between her family and her dream.


This project got the green light!

Harana (formerly "A Song for Myself")

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Music

A homesick Filipino lounge singer confronts her cover band in order to play her original song in front of their uncaring Vegas audience.


This project got the green light!

Jesse's Girl

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

At her bridal shower, a bride-to-be acknowledges her doubts, begs for help and takes action—with catastrophic consequences.


This project got the green light!

Nonprofit Web Series

Portland, Oregon Series
Comedy, Drama

A girl on a mission in America's whitest city.


This project got the green light!

Lily 'N' Rose

Denver, Colorado Film Short

Lily and Rose are best friends. When Rose abandons her, Lily flees into the wilderness, confronting something even more profound.


This project got the green light!

More Than Only

Portland, Oregon Film Feature
LGBTQ, Romantic Comedy

Because EVEYRONE deserves their happy after everything. LGBT romantic comedy that celebrates finding love and learning to love yourself


This project got the green light!


Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Fantasy

A runaway 10-year-old kid meets a troubled teenager and street performer who teaches him some truths about life and survival in the streets.


This project got the green light!


Los Angeles, California Series
Romantic Comedy

a long distance love story told from two perspectives - HIS (directed by a fella) and HERS (directed by a lady)


This project got the green light!

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