458: Play the Part

458: Play the Part

Feb 17, 2012
Stories of people who decide to flip their personalities and do the exact opposite of what they normally do. Pictured: Louis Ortiz, Obama impersonator. He is the subject of the documentary film The Audacity of Louis Ortiz.
  • 2008 was a hard year for Louis Ortiz. He had lost his job and was playing in pool tournaments in The Bronx to scratch together some money. Then one day a friend pointed out that Louis looked strikingly similar to a man who had been in the news: presidential candidate Barack Obama. And that's when everything started to change for Louis, in ways he could never have expected. The story is told by Ryan Murdock, who is making a documentary film called The Audacity of Louis Ortiz. He's looking for a distributor. (38 minutes)Advertising/MarketingFathersFilm/Film Making

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Barack Obama impersonator Louis Ortiz and a barber named Hector, in a still from Ryan Murdock's documentary film.

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