Mango Sticky Rice

MANGO STICKY RICE is a musical romance that focuses on Katie, a young woman who loves food, and Chris, a restaurant delivery man who has fallen for Katie, but doesn’t have the courage to tell her. For Katie, who is fiercely protective of her individuality, the concept of changing just to satisfy others is out of the question. After Katie’s family and friends pressure her to try online dating, she chooses the Thai restaurant that Chris works in as the setting for her dates. In the comfort of her favorite eatery, Katie reluctantly goes through the motions of an internet-induced courtship, while Chris longingly watches from the sidelines.

  • Mallorie Buenaventura Ortega
  • Naomi Iwamoto
    Lost & Found
  • David R. Liu
    Noodle Deli
  • Sharon S. Park
  • Mina Son
    Key Cast
  • Christopher Park
    Key Cast
  • George Tsai
    Key Cast
  • Jennifer Soo
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Romance, Musical, Comedy, Food
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 9, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    12,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Sony PMW-F5
  • Aspect Ratio:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Mallorie Buenaventura Ortega

Mallorie Ortega is a third-year Film & Television Production graduate student at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, concentrating on directing and production design. Most recently, she production-designed the web series Warigami, funded by New Form Digital.

Mallorie was accepted into the Linehan Artist Scholars Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County where she earned B.A. degrees in Theatre Design & Production and Cinematic Arts. She served as the production manager for UMBC’s musical productions.

Music has always been a large part of Mallorie’s life. More often than not, she will break out into song or make up a tune to her everyday living.

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