Paola Ochoa is a Colombian born filmmaker. After graduating from the BA in Social Communication and Journalism at the Universidad del Valle in 2011, she moved to Bogotá where she discovered her true passion was making films.
In 2013 she moved to New York to pursuit an MFA in Social Documentary Film at the School of Visual Arts, thanks to a scholarship from Colfuturo and Proimagenes Colombia Film Fund. She graduated with honors, receiving the Paula Rhodes Award, and the Alumni Scholarship Award from the SVA Alumni Society.
In between, she worked as research intern for the documentary series “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” produced by Ark Media and Ken Burns for PBS.
Later she moved to Los Angeles, and since then she works as a freelance filmmaker, producer and cinematographer. Some of her recent projects include: “A Little Wisdom”, feature documentary film about young monks to be, shot in Nepal, in which she was Cinematographer; “Antofagasta, New York” a fiction feature in postproduction, in which she works as Editor; and her directorial debut, “Sisters”, a feature documentary film currently in progress, with renowned filmmaker Alan Berliner as editorial advisor of the project.
She is now based in Colombia.