We are telling our stories, with our own voice.
The Ortega Brothers blend artistic vision with social consciousness, they have earned not only awards but the hearts of the people. At the core of their work is a commitment to representing the Chicano community authentically. Their storytelling transcends stereotypes, offering narratives that resonate universally while proudly celebrating their cultural roots.
The true measure of the Ortega Brothers' success lies in the hearts of those touched by their work. Whether through the emotional resonance of their films or the transformative experiences of their workshops.
ASI ES LA VIDA
Comedy, coming of age short film.
14 year old 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. 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.
Romantic Comedy, from a Latino males perspective.
A SCI-FI ghetto nerd lives happily in his fantasy world, until his gangsta cousin gives him a hard dose of Street life.
Two cousins Joey and Tank work at the neighborhood stereo shop. Joey falls in love with the Persian owners daughter, and Tank gets them caught up in a drug deal gone wrong.
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
Some traditions never die.
A father passes on the tradition of Dia de los muertos to his son. The film is in Spanish and English, we chose to use both to us it is not what language you speak but what the message is.
DANNY DE LA PAZ
Stylized art piece.
We collaborated with Summit Hats and Danny to bring this vision to life. We were able to show the beauty, strength and creativity of the Chicano culture. Our images honor the past and present day of the culture. We honored Danny's career in the film industry.
Documentary, Freddy Negrete.
The Ortega Brothers are telling the story about the Godfather of Black and grey tattoo.
He is known for his Smile now Cry Later, design. We explore his contribution to the tattoo world, and to the Chicano Culture.
This is an abstract film, representing the Mexican American experience. We take you into a Latino world were guns, drugs, and gangs control the streets, but those stereotypes don’t paint the whole picture. Dreams, family, and heartache are what tell the truth.
Oxnard Art Grant
EAI Art's Grant