Dominic Orozco is an awarding winning writer and producer/director/actor from Los Angeles, California with over 20 years experience in the film and stage industry. His career began with a Latin performance of Beatus Vir, by Vivaldi in New York’s historic Carnegie Hall in 1991. After winning the Richard Scott Handley Scholarship for creative writing, he began his film career in the early 90s working as a PA and script doctor on numerous films during the Los Angeles Indie Movement. In 1994 he returned to the stage where he won the Bakersfield Playwright Festival and LaHabra Playwright Festival for his play, O-64 Bingo. He followed that work with a seven week run of his critically acclaimed play, Junkies which premiered in Hollywood at the famed Complex Theater. In 1999 he adapted, Junkies for the screen, produced by Todd Gilmer Productions. He spent the next 9 years working as a producer and actor for both screen and stage around the country. In 2008 he co-wrote the feature film, Broken Promise starring the late Francesco Quinn, son of Oscar winner Anthony Quinn. It also starred Erin Moran of Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi fame.
In 2011 he moved to Huntsville, Texas where he played Juror #8 in The Huntsville Community Theater’s stage production of 12 Angry Men. In the summer of 2012 he played Jack in HTC’s Boys Next Door. In the fall of 2012 he began Long Road Film Company with 3 SHSU Alumni partners. In 2013 he wrote/ produced and acted in the feature film Walk Away starring Donny Boaz of TNT’s Dallas and the biopic My All American working opposite Aaron Eckhart. Walk Away also starred Screen Actors Guild award winner Patrick Sane of Breaking Bad. In the same year, he was a producer for the horror film, The Pick Axe Murders 3 (The Final Chapter) starring scream queen Tiffany Shepis and A. Michael Baldwin of the Phantasm franchise. In 2014, Dominic directed Shadowlands for HTC starring Dust Bowl Motel director Melissa Miller. After writing and producing numerous short films and directing a handful of music videos, Orozco wrote, produced and co-directed the docu-drama feature, Unknown Champions, based on SHSU’s 1973 National Champion for men’s basketball starring Willie Aames of Eight is Enough and Charles in Charge fame. Mr. Aames portrayed SHSU legendary basketball coach Archie Porter. Orozco is currently producing the short film, The Cask written by award winning writer Susie McCauley, based on Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, The Cask of Amontillado which he’ll be producing with Rival Studios in the Spring of 2015. The Cask will star Jeffry Griffin who can also be seen in the Oscar nominated film, The Big Short. Dominic is thrilled to be a part of The Dust Bowl Motel and having the opportunity to bring the character of Dusty to life.