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The Voice In The Hollow

BLOCK G | Homecoming 

Friday, March 24 | 7 - 9 PM 

Winthrop University | Dina's Place at the DiGiorgio Campus Center

The Voice In The Hollow
Screenings & Awards

Underexposed Film Festival lyc • Short of the week December 5, 2022 • Florida Film Festival • FICCI, Cartagena Film Festival

Cast & Crew

ANIMATION | 2022 | 10 min. 5 sec. 


COUNTRY | Kenya, United Republic of Tanzania, United States 

LANGUAGE | Swahili 

PRODUCERS | Tran Diem Ma, Alex Alvarez, Miguel Ortega 

DIRECTOR | Miguel Ortega 

WRITERS | MIguel Ortega, Tran Ma 

CAST | Janeth Makungu, Rosallea Kinyl, Goodluck Gabriel


An African fable of sisterhood, envy and ancient evil.

About the Director

Miguel Ortega is a Colombian film director, creature designer, and cinematographer with over 15 years of experience in the VFX industry. He comes from a humble background, being the son of two illegal migrant workers that came to the united states to give their children a better life. 

That risk paid off as Miguel has had the privilege to work on VFX blockbusters such as Thor, The Mist, Underworld, A Night at the Museum, Godzilla 2, and Krampus, he eventually found himself wanting to explore his own creativity and bring his personal vision to life. He teamed up with his partner Tran Ma to create their own films, and together, they have created three award-winning shorts, The Green Ruby Pumpkin , The Ningyo and most recently The voice in the hollow. 

Miguel also teaches at the Gnomon School of VFX in Hollywood, California, where he shares his knowledge and experience with aspiring artists. He takes great satisfaction in seeing his students grow and succeed and hopes to inspire them to pursue their own unique paths in the industry.

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