Marcella Ochoa has worked in the entertainment industry for over 15 years in marketing, production, as an executive, a filmmaker, and actress.
She began 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 studios 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).
Octane Entertainment acquired the worldwide sales rights for the supernatural thriller, Discarnate, that she produced with Harald Kloser. She also co-wrote the feature, was the 2nd unit director, and post supervisor.
She recently 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 will premiere on HBO Latino in 2019.
She's dedicated to creating content for diverse audiences, as well as strong roles for females, and breaking down barriers and stereotypes for minorities.