Free Film-Making Mentor Workshop
The Ortega Brothers, in collaboration with other community leaders, organized a complimentary mentoring workshop for the local community. During this workshop, mentees were given the opportunity to closely observe and learn from seasoned professionals within the industry, gaining practical experience on an authentic working set.
Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere, filled with the irresistible aroma of spices and the joyful sounds of live music. Don't forget to bring your appetite and an adventurous spirit as you explore the diverse array of food stalls, each offering a unique and delectable experience.
Former grantee recipient, The Ortega Brothers Vision will be premiering their short film of "Asi Es La Vida" at the East Los Angeles Film Festival!
Set in East Los Angeles, Danny has the worst day of his life. Seeking solace, his uncles pay him a visit and share their own tales of misfortune. Uncle Pepe recounts his prom night, when he bravely attended the event without a date, only to become the target of ridicule by the school bully.
However, against all odds, this seemingly disastrous night turned out to be the most memorable and fulfilling experience of his life. Not to be outdone, the flamboyant Uncle Lucky regales the group with the infamous green mole story. As the uncles' stories unfold, young Danny finds the courage to open up and share his own personal journey through puberty.
Tacos La Brooklyn follows Chino, a young and ambitious Korean American who grew up in a foster family on Los Angeles’ Eastside, as he hopes to grow his successful taco stand, “Chino’s Underground Tacos,” into a brick-and-mortar restaurant.
When Yesenia Tapia, a Mexican American social media influencer, accuses Chino of cultural appropriation and pandering to a gentrifying neighborhood, he must convince the community of his cultural authenticity in a multi-faceted and complicated city. A multilingual drama, Tacos La Brooklyn asks captivating questions about cultural appreciation vs. cultural appropriation in contemporary multi-ethnic Los Angeles.