May 10, 2017
"It’s been a story that I wanted to tell for a while. What really made me go for it was that I was waiting for a directing position. I was waiting for a couple of months, and I never heard back from them, and I suddenly realized, why am I waiting for someone to say yes to me? I know how to make a film," shared Mallorie Ortega, director of Nanay Ko, The Musical Feature. "You just need confidence. And there are those things against us: ‘Oh, you’re a woman, you’re Asian.’ All those other voices don’t really matter once you realize it. It took a while to realize that, too, but once it did. Click!"