Marcella Ochoa was born in San Antonio, Texas and after living in San Diego, CA moved to Los Angeles to pursue her career in entertainment. She started off her career in the International Publicity department for Sony Pictures Entertainment where she was instrumental in the marketing, as well as the Golden Globe campaigns for the studio’s major films.
She left Sony to be the Head of Development for producer Harald Kloser’s (Independence Day: Resurgence, White House Down, 2012) production company, Street Entertainment. She also worked closely with his producing partner, world-renowned director Roland Emmerich. She has worked with Mr. Kloser and Mr. Emmerich on Anonymous (2011), a TV pilot for ABC Studios Dark Horse (2012), and Sony's action film White House Down (2013).
A supernatural thriller, Discarnate, that she produced with Harald Kloser was released On Demand in 2019. She also co-wrote the feature, was the 2nd unit director, and post supervisor.
She started her own production company, 8A ENTERTAINMENT, where she has several TV and film projects in development. Through her company she wrote, directed, produced, and was the lead actress in her short film My Name is Maria de Jesus. The film is based on her family growing up in Texas, and the racism they endured for being Mexican American. It has done well on the festival circuit where it's received several awards, and premiered on HBO Latino in July of 2019. It’s available on HBO On Demand for the next two years. This fall she will be on a national speaking university tour screening her short film and speaking to the Latinx students on campus.
She's dedicated to creating content for diverse audiences, as well as strong roles for females, and breaking down barriers and stereotypes for the Latinx community.