The Audacity of Louis Ortiz

February 29th, 2012, bySean Nixon

Louis Ortiz, by most accounts, is just your average guy. That is, until you get a look at him up close. Like most Americans, the Bronx native  is simply trying to make a decent living for himself and his family. But, after a frustrating job loss and strapped for cash, Ortiz embarks upon an unexpected and incredible journey, one of fantasy, exploration and challenge, all for one reason: he looks a lot like President Barack Obama.

The Audacity of Louis Ortiz is a work from filmmakers Ryan Murdock, Dawn Porter and Mitra Bonshahi. The documentary chronicles the life and times of the average guy who happens to look like the leader of the free world.

If you ever wanted to be a film producer, here’s your chance. Aside from the incredible story of Louis Ortiz, individuals have an opportunity to help fund the project. The team is also looking for donors to support this effort. Donors can choose from a range of options, including a film T-shirt and a digital download of the completed project. Your name could even appear in the “special thanks” portion of the film during the ending credits of the film.

Once I heard this story, I knew I had to find out more. Now that you know, I hope you do the same.

  • Susie

    I heard the PRB broadcast about Luis Ortiz … I wondered if there was a recording, YouTube or something of that mock rock band he was in called the Nobel Laureates or something like that.

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