Actor/Creator OMAR MORA stars in newly released
seriocomic web series “ILLEGAL,” which chronicles the life of a young
Latino immigrant with high hopes and big dreams. Series earns
screening as Official Selection at LA Web Series Festival 2011.
ILLEGAL follows Sebastian (Mora), an illegal immigrant who had the
dream of becoming a lawyer in America. After years of struggling to
make it, he finds himself homeless and hungry, and breaking into a
house one night in search of food. What he would discover the next
morning is the door to a new world of hope.
Earlier this year, ILLEGAL earned the ‘Audience Choice Award’ from
both the New Media Film Festival 2011 and Mingle Media TV. As creator
of the series, Mora is currently developing a second season to be
released later this year and working on a television show based on the
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Mora’s always had two passions: to
help others and to become an actor. He turned first to medicine,
studying to become a doctor in his homeland and then moving to New
York City for his residency. It was while in the Big Apple, after
witnessing a tragedy he decided life was too short not to do
everything you want, so he made the decision to also being pursuing
his acting dream. While a medical resident in physical medicine and
rehabilitation at Saint Vincent’s Hospital, Mora was also a student in
the two year program at The School for Film and Television. After
finishing both, he made the decision to move to Los Angeles. Since
making the move, Mora has been building a solid resume in the
independent film world.
Mora also has his own medical practice in Los Angeles and is proud to
lend his support and skills giving back to others. In 2009, he became
the spokesperson and a medical volunteer of Selva In Action, a
non-profit organization that works in the Amazon jungle in Peru.