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Whether it’s helping people physically as a doctor or touching them emotionally through his film projects, Omar Mora has a passion for reaching out to people.
Born and raised in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, Mora first turned to medicine, studying to become a doctor in his homeland as well as Mexico. He then moved to New York City for his residency. It was after witnessing the tragedy of September 11th that he decided life was too short not to do everything you want, so he made the decision to begin pursuing his acting dream. While a medical resident in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Saint Vincent’s Hospital, Mora was also a student in the two year program at The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. After finishing both, he made the decision to move to Los Angeles and continue with both careers. Since making the move, Mora has been building a solid resume in the independent film world. As an actor, Mora has played a variety of characters: drug cartel henchman, gay, homeless, immigrant, and college student, amongst many other roles. Up next, he is set to star in the indie feature film, “30 Days With My Brother”. The film is in post-production (Expected release in 2015).
In 2012 Mora started his career as a writer. His desire and
passion to get his stories out drove him to write six feature film
scripts and in 2013 he wrote his first literary novel “Ancient
Explorers: The Lost City of Peru” based on one of his film scripts.
At this moment Mora is developing his scripts with the goal of
making them into feature films through his new company Moras
Productions. “I will continue acting and writing until I die…that’s what I enjoy and fulfills me in life”, Mora said.
Moras Productions first short film "A Busy Mind" was distributed by PBS in 2014. Their first feauture film "30 Days with My Brother" is in post-production. At this moment Moras Productions is in development of five more scripts. Mora also is proud to lend his support and skills giving back to others. Since 2009, he has been the spokesperson and a medical volunteer of Selva In Action, a non-profit organization that works in the Amazon jungle in Peru.His favorite words: “Life is just one, so live it!”
For more information about Omar's company visit MorasProductions.com
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