Michelle Ortega, owner and executive producer for mashNY productions, Inc., has worked as a video producer and director for the past eighteen years. She worked full-time as a video producer at Google in New York and the headquarters in Mountain View, creating high-profile online videos, many of which became viral and were seen by millions of people. Michelle also launched her own successful video production business called North Beach Digital, in 2009, which continues today. Prior to that, Michelle received numerous awards for excellence in video production as a senior producer at Macy’s Satellite Network. As a past president of the San Francisco chapter of American Women in Radio and Television and current member of New York Women in Film and Television, she continues to promote diversity in media.
BAWIFM selected her documentary, Adult Beginner Ballet as one of six films to show at their Annual Shorts Screening series. Adult Beginner Ballet also screened at the Heart of Gold International Film Festival in Queensland, Australia. She has produced the award-winning narrative shorts, Just Friends and Justin’s Lot, which screened at Tiburon International Film Festival, Oakland International Film Festival, and the Rogue Film Festival.
She also completed a short documentary, The Single Ladies of New York, featuring women of various ages sharing their experiences while looking for love in New York that screened at The Long Island International Film Expo and will also be one of four films screened at The New York Women in Film and Television Short Documentary screening at Anthology Film Archives in New York City.