Bio

Liz Ortiz-Mackes, I Ain't Playin' Films

Liz Ortiz

Liz Ortiz  is the owner of I Ain’t Playin’ Films and Casting Solutions. Native New Yorker, and first generation daughter of Colombian and Panamanian parents. Liz is a NYC based casting director and award winning indie film producer/director credited on projects which have screened at hundreds of film festivals such as Sundance, BAM Cinemafest, Toronto, Tribeca, Brooklyn, Palm Springs, HBO Latino, Harlem and Urban World among others. Projects have aired on CBS, HBO, Showtime, Lifetime Movies and Cinemax. Casting and producing highlights include: Advantageous (Sundance award winner, Independent Spirit nominee and a top selection on Netflix); Lost Revolution (HBO Latino); Zombie Honeymoon(Showtime cult classic);Barrio Boy(postproduction);And…Seenwriter/producer/director) feature documentary. Liz  cast the pilot for the multi-cultural animated series Mine, official selection of the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival, casting consultant for the Independent Series in post, My Sweet Life,  attached as producer and casting director for the feature film Become American in development.  Currently casting the short film Rip Tide for JoLu Productions and casting/producer for the feature film, Boys in Summer for Cautious Films in pre-production. Liz enjoys private coaching, teaching at Stonestreet Studios/NYU, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and other professional actor training programs.