Jordan Brown is a filmmaker and photographer from Lebanon, Pennsylvania. He is currently working as a freelance filmmaker in Los Angeles, CA.
Jordan has a focus and love for people and their stories. He has found his passion in by striking up conversations with people on the train, waiting staff at restaurants, and anyone he has met along the way. He has always been invested in the world around him and the way the people in it work, and work together.
This interest in people stemmed back to sophomore year of high school, when Jordan created a segment about female welders in his high school entering a male-dominated field and the uphill battle ahead of them. This segment was later picked up by PBS Newshour.
Throughout the rest of his time at high school, Jordan was actively involved in the high school morning announcements program. He made new segments for his school, but eventually created a film program for the announcements and began creating documentaries and short films outside of class. Throughout his time in that program, Jordan photographed the 2016 Presidential campaigns in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was a 2x All American High School Film Festival Finalist, created a short documentary for IMAX's In-Focus program and won himself a Mid-Atlantic NATAS Emmy Award for a PSA he created.
Entering Ithaca College, Jordan immediately got invested into all of the opportunities the school had to offer. He began working for the school's camera rental shop (PPECS), did work for the college's production company, Park Productions, and has consistently worked on student films. he also volunteers at Ithaca, coaching youth sports and helping run an elementary school art club.
During Jordan's summer breaks from college, he has always been busy. Following his freshman year, he moved to Philadelphia to intern at JTWO films where he created "Park Avenue" and helped on set for several commercial shoots. While abroad in Australia, he photographed the Australian bushfires of 2020 and sent images back to US news stations. During the 2020 Black Lives Matter movement, Jordan drove cross-country, capturing the protests nationwide. He spent that same summer in San Francisco, Sacramento and Oakland, California working on a documentary about the movement and the history of Oakland as a cinematographer. During the summer of 2021, Jordan interned at Amazon Studios as a Post-Production intern, learning the ins and outs of the industry and helping work on several Amazon Originals.
As a final send off from Ithaca College, Jordan wrote, directed and edited "Running on Empty" which went on to win "Best Screenplay," "Best Director," and "Best Overall Film" at the Ithaca Short Film Festival in 2022.
After graduating college, Jordan moved to Los Angeles, CA working as a freelance filmmaker. He has spent his time working on commercials, movies, TV shows and live events.
Outside of work, Jordan loves to live life to the fullest. He loves to travel the world, seeing new places and meeting new people. He loves to be outside, hiking and exploring in the summers and snowboards his way through the winters. On the side, Jordan is a musician and a comedian. He is a satirical rapper and finds excitement writing a new song or comedy routine. Jordan loves spending time with family and friends, including his best friend, a cat named Tommy who is big enough to be a small dog.
Jordan has always been one for the bigger picture and for change. After a wristband fundraiser for WW2 veterans Jordan spear-headed from ages 11-13 (www.hangtough6644.com), he discovered he loved to do things for the greater good. Jordan's content contains messages and perspectives to help tell stories that matter.
Do you have an idea or film that needs to be created? Jordan is very open to getting involved with other projects or any other film opportunities. He is best reached at his email: firstname.lastname@example.org