Ryan Ochoa is going indie…
The 20-year-old Latino actor has been cast in indie film The Samuel Project, alongside Hal Linden, Ken Davitian, Mateo Arias, Michael B. Silver, and Philippe Bowgen.
The feature centers on a teen (Ochoa) who gets to know his grandfather Samuel (Linden) when he makes him the subject of an animated art project for school. With dreams of becoming a professional artist, the young man discovers that his grandpa, a Jewish dry cleaner, was heroically saved from Nazi capture in Germany by a young woman when he was a boy.
Marc Fusco is directing the film from a script he co-wrote with Chris Neighbors.
Filming is said to begin in San Diego this week.