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Jordi Ortega is a Writer/Director.

Born in Barcelona (Spain), he is the founder of the Los Angeles-based production company TORO BRAVO.

Jordi began his career as an investigative TV journalist and has also worked as an advertising copywriter.

His first films were the TV documentaries "El cotxe d'en Xavi" (Xavi'… Read More
Jordi Ortega is a Writer/Director.

Born in Barcelona (Spain), he is the founder of the Los Angeles-based production company TORO BRAVO.

Jordi began his career as an investigative TV journalist and has also worked as an advertising copywriter.

His first films were the TV documentaries "El cotxe d'en Xavi" (Xavi's Car) and "L'habitacio de la Nuria" (Nuria's Bedroom), experimental portraits shot in partnership with the characters, which aired on Spain's
national public television (2000, TVE-2).

Then followed the independent documentaries "Poetry Slam" (2005), showcasing some of the best emerging poets in the United States, and "American Politics All You Can Eat" (2009), about the U.S. elections circus, featuring an interview with Sean Penn.

In 2009, Jordi directed an industrial video for the general shareholders meeting of Grifols, a world leader in plasma products.

In 2011, his web commercial "Dragon thirst ready," shot in English, Spanish and Spanglish, helped the Latin soda brand Jarritos reach 1 million Facebook "Likes."

In 2012, Jordi directed the music video "Just Give Me Bichola" by COSMOPOLiTAN (SourPop Records), which was first launched online by the alternative music site Al Borde, and then broadcast on MTV Latin
America.

In 2013, his TV promo "Vívelo" (Live it) helped brand the then newly created MundoFOX US network.

And in 2014, his short film "H" documented how a State Farm agent became the driver of the first mass-produced hydrogen vehicle in America (a Hyundai).

Most recently, Jordi has pioneered the use of guerrilla filmmaking for the insurer, capturing the human stories behind catastrophes and safety innovation, from massive wildfires to structural engineering earthquake tests.

Current projects include the documentary Teen Court, about a peer/youth court in Watts (South Los Angeles), a Sci-Fi feature film about space exploration, a TV pilot on summer love stories, and songs in multiple genres as a songwriter.

Jordi is a member of WGA, SAG and ASCAP.

Why work with Jordi?
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Having worked from the production, ad agency & client sides, Jordi has a unique understanding of the process of commercial storytelling, including collaboration, diligence, compliance and the ability to stay in-strategy. As a formally-trained screenwriter, he has a story-strong vision across diverse genres, short and long-format. In addition, his multicultural viewpoint and empathic personality ensure stories will connect with audiences globally.

Contact: (+1) 323 363 7746 -- jordi@torobravo.us -- @jordiortegatv

Advertising portfolio available upon request.

Filmography
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"Xavi's Car" (2000) Documentary
"Nuria's Bedroom" (2000) Documentary
"Poetry Slam" (2005) Documentary
"American Politics All You Can Eat" (2009) Documentary
"Creation" (2009) Corporate video, Grifols
"Dragon thirst ready" (2011) Commercial, Jarritos
"Just Give Me Bichola" (2012) Music Video, COSMOPOLiTAN
"Vivelo" (2013) Promo, MundoFOX
"H" (2014) Branded web video, State Farm/Hyundai
"Teen Court" (in production) Read Less
  • Director
    TORO BRAVO — Los Angeles, CA, USA
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Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman has called Jordi a "bridge" between cultures.

Matt Mulcahy (WSTM-TV/NBC): "Ortega has a unique character and shooting style that gives a sense of art and urgency to his stories."

Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. says about "Teen Court": it "displays deep conce… Read More
Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman has called Jordi a "bridge" between cultures.

Matt Mulcahy (WSTM-TV/NBC): "Ortega has a unique character and shooting style that gives a sense of art and urgency to his stories."

Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. says about "Teen Court": it "displays deep concern for this extremely vulnerable segment of our urban population." Read Less
He went from being an Emmy award-winning TV journalist to becoming a "P.A." overnight, and worked full time as a production assistant for over 2 years to get onset experience.

While working as a P.A. on a Pizza Hut commercial, Ortega was cast by director Warren Kushner, instantly making him SAG eligible.

With a… Read More
He went from being an Emmy award-winning TV journalist to becoming a "P.A." overnight, and worked full time as a production assistant for over 2 years to get onset experience.

While working as a P.A. on a Pizza Hut commercial, Ortega was cast by director Warren Kushner, instantly making him SAG eligible.

With a Sci-Fi tale he wrote while in high school, he won the Premi Cercamon, one of the top literature contests for young writers in Spain.

(CONTACT)

jordi@torobravo.us
(+1) 323 363 7746
www.torobravo.us Read Less
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