Showcase 2021 Carnegie Mellon University

Jordan Katz

Director
Class of 2021
(He/Him/His)


My Bio:

Jordan Katz is a Baltimore-born filmmaker who holds a BFA in Directing from the School of Drama at Carnegie Mellon University. As a writer/director, Jordan’s work explores the appearance and influence of divine connection within our shared human experience.

During his time at CMU, he was a recipient of the Jennings Brave Companions Award. This scholarship funded his travels to Jodhpur, India where he created his first documentary: Avasar (Opportunity). This film explored his thematic interests in climate change, animal welfare, sacrifice and restoration. During his junior year, he created his second documentary, Those Who Serve. This project explored his thematic interests in perseverance, faith, transformation and deliverance.

Jordan spent his junior spring semester abroad in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s BA Filmmaking program. Upon returning to CMU for his final semester, he created two short narrative films: Blind Spots and Boys Go To Jupiter, both dealing with themes of estrangement & reconciliation.

In the fall of 2021, Jordan will be pursuing his MFA in Film Production with an emphasis in Directing at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts: Conservatory of Motion Pictures.

Portfolio links:

Blind Spots (5 minute short film):
https://vimeo.com/475129321

Boys Go To Jupiter (10 minute short film CMU Undergraduate Directing Capstone Project):
https://vimeo.com/483157794

Those Who Serve (10 minute documentary):
https://vimeo.com/463626644

Avatar (10 minute documentary):
https://vimeo.com/350251795