Erica Jordan, an award-winning director, writer and editor of narrative and documentary films that will evoke and inspire, is currently developing her new feature film “Anchor Out” and will start principal photography in summer 2019.
"Seeing Slavery,” Erica’s 2018 documentary which unravels the unseen worlds of human trafficking, forced labor and prostitution received LAIFF’s Best Short Documentary Award and premiered in 2018 at Raleigh Studios, Hollywood and won 2019 ARFF Amsterdam International Awards for Best Short Documentary.
Erica Jordan’s feature documentary “Painted Nails,” (co-produced/directed with Dianne Griffin) enters the lively world of a Vietnamese nail manicurist. In 2017 “Painted Nails” aired in 13 states and has screened at film festivals around the world, including Cinequest Film Festival, New Orleans Film Festival and UNAFF Film Festival out of Stanford, CA. It is now being acquired by Kanopy, with rave reviews, for libraries and universities in the United States and Canada. (for more info, please visit paintednailsmovie.com).
Erica’s debut feature narrative film “Walls of Sand,” about the friendship between two women — an undocumented Iranian and an agoraphobic American, and their search for freedom, received the Best Emerging Filmmaker Award at Rivertown Film Festival, Honorable Mention at Slamdance Film Festival and gained international attention as the first feature film selected to stream over the Internet.
After screening at several international film festivals, Film Threat selected Erica’s second dramatic feature film, “In the Wake,” as one of the best independent feature films of 2001 — “While anyone who saw ‘Walls of Sand’ could immediately recognize Ms. Jordan’s talent as a filmmaker, her new feature ‘In the Wake’ serves to confirm not only her skill and mastery of independent film production, but also heralds her arrival as one of the major artists of the indie scene.”