What if one day you looked in the mirror and saw the most powerful man in the world staring back at you? When Louis Ortiz shaved off his goatee one day in 2008, his life changed forever. He looked in the mirror and he didn’t see himself – a middle-aged, unemployed Puerto Rican father from the Bronx. He saw the face of change, of hope… of money.
Ryan Murdock is an independent filmmaker and the creative director of his company, Saving Daylight Productions, which creates documentary media for clients and develops original editorial projects. His recent work has been featured on the BBC, the New York Times, MSNBC, the Huffington Post, and Gawker, among others. Bronx Obama is Ryan’s first feature length documentary. He adapted his story for an episode of This American Life and as a short for the New York Times.
Bronx Obama (2014)