Jorge Castañeda was born in Mexico City and grew up in San Antonio, Texas. After training alongside Max at CalArts, the award-winning actor starred in Dijon, Montpellier, Paris, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and on camera for Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu. It was at this time that Jorge began experimenting with form and function in script. He won the McNair Award for his original ENIGMA, and wrote and produced original scripts for years before co-founding Labcoat Meerkat, a global collective that creates Avant-pop movies with an emphasis on imagination. Jorge is curious and collaborative by nature, without fear of exploring the human experience with other artists. He also works as a political organizer in Los Angeles, including as deputy field director in the Obama 2012 campaign and also a political consultant with Hillary in 2016 most recently with the Coalition to Preserve L.A.