Rochelle Muzquiz is a Portland-based actor, writer and filmmaker originally from Texas.
Rochelle’s passion for film began as a kid when she adopted the used VHS camcorder her dad brought home from work. Inventing scenes on the fly with camera in-hand, Rochelle would make improv videos with her friends at slumber parties and create comedic shorts for school projects. At 14, she wrote her first screenplay called Empty Heads, featuring Barbie dolls and miniature sets she spent all summer building in the living room (thanks, Mom!).
Today, Rochelle is a professional actor represented by Arthouse Talent and has appeared in independent films, theatre and commercials. She also recently completed post-production on Half-Quaked, a mockumentary feature she co-created, in which she plays an anxious journalist who interviews offbeat characters about Portland’s imminent earthquake.
In 2015, Rochelle was approached by Greg Kerr, who was developing the role of Marnie Vega for Exceptionals. He cast her in the pilot and invited her to co-write Marnie’s scenes. Rochelle and Greg quickly discovered they had a creative spark between them. They began co-writing story arcs for other characters, organizing shoots, and making a pitch plan. Since then, they have filmed pilot and trailer scenes in Hawaii, Death Valley, Los Angeles, Texas and Bolivia, and they have developed the bulk of the series in partnership, with support from Los Angeles actress/writer Amy Tsang.