FILMMOGRAPHY

FILMS BY ERICA JORDAN

Seeing Slavery (2018 - short documentary)
Painted Nails (2016 - 1 hr. documentary) co-produced/directed Erica Jordan and Dianne Griffin.
Seed to Sprout  (2012)  Three short films for youth dance/film/theater collaboration.
Our Daily Bread (2011) Several short films for a dance performance at CounterPulse, SF
Any Sunday at Rhythm and Motion (2009 – 7 min. documentary)
Saving Malcolm X (2005 - 30 min. documentary)
Fostering Art (2004 - 15 min. short documentary)
In the Wake (2001 - 94 min. dramatic feature)
Ida McCray:  Families With A Future (2001 - 6 min. documentary) Produced for Oxygen TV Channel.
Glenda Hope: The Tender Champ  (2001 - 6 min. documentary) Produced for Oxygen TV Channel
Tales from the Heart (1998 - 37 min. dramatic shorts)
Walls of Sand (1995 - 110 min. dramatic feature) Co-wrote, co-produced with Shirin Etesam
A Different Shade of Blue (1991 12 min. dramatic short)
Dance for One (1989 - 11 min. dramatic short)

 

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLIC SCREENINGS

UNAFF Traveling Film Festival - Denver, Painted Nails 2017

Seattle Asian American Film Festival, Painted Nails, 2017
Cinequest International Film Festival, Painted Nails, 2016
CAAMFest 2016, Painted Nails, (Center for Asian American Media) 2016
Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, Painted Nails, 2016
Disorient Asian American Film Festival, Painted Nails, 2016 (Courageous Womyn Award)
Viet Film Festival, Painted Nails, 2016
DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival, Painted Nails, 2016
Sacramento Asian Pacific Film Festival, Painted Nails, 2016
Chicago International Social Change Film Festival, Painted Nails, 2016
ECO Film Festival, Painted Nails, 2016 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
CAAMFest, Painted Nails, San Jose, California
New Orleans Film Festival, Painted Nails, 2016 - Jury Award Finalist
UNAFF International Documentary Film Festival at Stanford, Painted Nails, 2016
California Film Institute - San Rafael Film Center, Painted Nails, 2016
Main San Francisco Public Library (2016)
Our Daily Bread presents Seed to Sprout, 3 short films screened at CounterPulse, part of a youth dance/film/theater collaboration, CounterPulse 2012.
San Francisco Docent’s Symposium, 49 Miles of Innovation and Connection, screened at St. Louis national symposium, October 2011.
Deep Waters Dance Theater, Our Daily Bread, CounterPulse April 2011 (film and dance collaboration)
ODC Dance Commons, Any Sunday at Rhythm & Motion, screened at the 30th anniversary party
San Francisco City Hall, Saving Malcolm X, video screened as part of a photo exhibit, 2006
Zeum: San Francisco’s Children’s Museum, Fostering Art, part
ofphoto exhibit, 2004
Oxygen Media, Glenda Hope, Ida McCray documentaries, national broadcast, 2001
New York International Independent Film & Video Festival (NY & LA), In the Wake, 2002
Black Point Film Festival, Wisconsin, (Honorable Mention) In the Wake, 2002
Mill Valley Film Festival, Mill Valley, CA In the Wake (Official Premier Presentation), 2001
WinFemme Film Festival, Beverly Hills, CA (Critic’s Choice Award) – In the Wake, 2001
U.C. Davis International Film Festival – Davis, CA, (Honorable Mention), In the Wake, 2001
Film Festival of Iranian Cineaste in Diaspora, Canada, New York, Walls of Sand, 2001
Women’s Iranian Film Festival, Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley, CA – Walls of Sand, 2001
Film Arts Festival of Independent Cinema In the Wake, 2001
Light+Screen Film Festival, (New York, NY) 2000 - Walls of Sand
The Mill Valley Film Festival, Tales From The Heart:  The Belly Dance, 1998
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Short Romances, (SF, CA) Tales From The Heart, 1998
Thesync.com, (website) (first contemporary feature in the web) – Walls of Sand, 1998
The Festival of Iranian Films Made in Exile, (Sweden) Walls of Sand, 1997
Short Romances, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts,  (SF, CA) – Tales From The Heart, 1997
Boston Museum of Fine Art Film Festival, Walls of Sand, 1996
Orpheum Theater, (Boston, Mass.) (Calendar Screening), Walls of Sand, 1996
Roxie Cinema, (San Francisco, CA) (Calendar Screening), Walls of Sand, 1996
UCSF Psychiatrists Resident Screening, (San Francisco, CA), Walls of Sand, 1996
Slamdance Film Festival, (
Saltlake
City, Utah) (Honorable Mention), Walls of Sand, 1996
Umea Film Festival, (Sweden) – Walls of Sand, 1995
Nashville Independent Film Festival, (Tenn.) Walls of Sand, 1995
Film Arts Foundation Film Festival, (SF, CA) Walls of Sand, 1995
Breckenridge Film Festival, (Colorado) Walls of Sand, 1995
Rivertown Film Festival, (Minneapolis) Walls of Sand, 1995
Bay Area Women’s Film Festival, (Berkeley, CA), Walls of Sand, 1995
Big Muddy Film Festival, (Ill.) Walls of Sand, 1995
Palo Alto Film Festival, (Palo Alto, CA) Dance for One, 1987
Art Institute Film Festival, (SF, CA) Dance for One, 1987
Mill Valley Film Festival, (Mill Valley, CA) Dance for One, 1987

 

GRANTS

The Puffin Foundation Ltd. Artist’s Grant – 2009 for Painted Nails

 

SELECTED AWARDS

• Courageous Womyn Award at Disorient Film Festival - Painted Nails 2016

• Jury Award Finalist at the New Orleans Film Festival - Painted Nails 2016

• San Francisco Film Society, FilmHouse Residency Award, 2010
• Black Point Film Festival – Honorable Mention, In the Wake, 2002
• Film Threat, Hollywood’s Independent Voice – Best Unseen Film Award- In the Wake, 2001
• Selected Colds Springs Workshop, sponsored by Miramax Films, Walls of Sand, New York, 1996
• Honorable Mention – Slamdance Film Festival, (Salt Lake City, Utah), Walls of Sand, 1996
• Best Emerging Filmmaker Award, Rivertown Film Festival, Walls of Sand, 1995
• Juror’s Award, Nashville Independent Film Festival, Walls of Sand, 1995

 

ARTICLES, BOOKS, RADIO and TELEVISION

'Painted Nails': A San Francisco Salon Owner Shares Her Story of Miscarriages + Safe Cosmetics Advocacy in New Documentary - 7 X 7 Article  2016

'Painted Nails,'  is equal parts immigrant and activist story - FrontRunnermagazine.com 2016

'Painted Nails' documentary at Sebastopol Film Festival - Sonoma Gazette 2016

Viet Film Fest Interview-Eric Wong 2016 


, New York Times, March 1, 1998FILM; For Moviegoers, The Net’s Not Yet An Easy Option
, Film Threat interview by Phil Hall, May 3, 2000Erica Jordan: The Quiet Pioneer
, Film Threat, 2001In The Wake, Film Review
, by Hamid Naficy, Princeton Univ. Press, 2001An Accented Cinema: Exilic and Diasporic Filmmaking
 by Jonathan W. Hickman, www.einsider.com, 2002An Interview with Erica Jordan
 (features Walls of Sand, In the Wake) by Phil Hall, 2006ndependent Film Distribution: How to Make a Successful End Run Around the Big Guys - San Francisco Film Society, SF360 Daily News & Features from America’s Film & Media Frontier, July 24, 2010
IGriffin, Jordan Getting Their ‘Nails’  DoneMove Close Up - Erica Jordan and Shirin Etessam Interview with Bonnie Steiger, San Francisco Public Access channels 1998

 

FILMS BY ERICA JORDAN

Seeing Slavery (2018 - short documentary)
Painted Nails (2016 - 1 hr. documentary) co-produced/directed Erica Jordan and Dianne Griffin.
Seed to Sprout  (2012)  Three short films for youth dance/film/theater collaboration.
Our Daily Bread (2011) Several short films for a dance performance at CounterPulse, SF
Any Sunday at Rhythm and Motion (2009 – 7 min. documentary)
Saving Malcolm X (2005 - 30 min. documentary)
Fostering Art (2004 - 15 min. short documentary)
In the Wake (2001 - 94 min. dramatic feature)
Ida McCray:  Families With A Future (2001 - 6 min. documentary) Produced for Oxygen TV Channel.
Glenda Hope: The Tender Champ  (2001 - 6 min. documentary) Produced for Oxygen TV Channel
Tales from the Heart (1998 - 37 min. dramatic shorts)
Walls of Sand (1995 - 110 min. dramatic feature) Co-wrote, co-produced with Shirin Etesam
A Different Shade of Blue (1991 12 min. dramatic short)
Dance for One (1989 - 11 min. dramatic short)

 

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLIC SCREENINGS

UNAFF Traveling Film Festival - Denver, Painted Nails 2017

Seattle Asian American Film Festival, Painted Nails, 2017
Cinequest International Film Festival, Painted Nails, 2016
CAAMFest 2016, Painted Nails, (Center for Asian American Media) 2016
Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, Painted Nails, 2016
Disorient Asian American Film Festival, Painted Nails, 2016 (Courageous Womyn Award)
Viet Film Festival, Painted Nails, 2016
DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival, Painted Nails, 2016
Sacramento Asian Pacific Film Festival, Painted Nails, 2016
Chicago International Social Change Film Festival, Painted Nails, 2016
ECO Film Festival, Painted Nails, 2016 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
CAAMFest, Painted Nails, San Jose, California
New Orleans Film Festival, Painted Nails, 2016 - Jury Award Finalist
UNAFF International Documentary Film Festival at Stanford, Painted Nails, 2016
California Film Institute - San Rafael Film Center, Painted Nails, 2016
Main San Francisco Public Library (2016)
Our Daily Bread presents Seed to Sprout, 3 short films screened at CounterPulse, part of a youth dance/film/theater collaboration, CounterPulse 2012.
San Francisco Docent’s Symposium, 49 Miles of Innovation and Connection, screened at St. Louis national symposium, October 2011.
Deep Waters Dance Theater, Our Daily Bread, CounterPulse April 2011 (film and dance collaboration)
ODC Dance Commons, Any Sunday at Rhythm & Motion, screened at the 30th anniversary party
San Francisco City Hall, Saving Malcolm X, video screened as part of a photo exhibit, 2006
Zeum: San Francisco’s Children’s Museum, Fostering Art, part
ofphoto exhibit, 2004
Oxygen Media, Glenda Hope, Ida McCray documentaries, national broadcast, 2001
New York International Independent Film & Video Festival (NY & LA), In the Wake, 2002
Black Point Film Festival, Wisconsin, (Honorable Mention) In the Wake, 2002
Mill Valley Film Festival, Mill Valley, CA In the Wake (Official Premier Presentation), 2001
WinFemme Film Festival, Beverly Hills, CA (Critic’s Choice Award) – In the Wake, 2001
U.C. Davis International Film Festival – Davis, CA, (Honorable Mention), In the Wake, 2001
Film Festival of Iranian Cineaste in Diaspora, Canada, New York, Walls of Sand, 2001
Women’s Iranian Film Festival, Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley, CA – Walls of Sand, 2001
Film Arts Festival of Independent Cinema In the Wake, 2001
Light+Screen Film Festival, (New York, NY) 2000 - Walls of Sand
The Mill Valley Film Festival, Tales From The Heart:  The Belly Dance, 1998
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Short Romances, (SF, CA) Tales From The Heart, 1998
Thesync.com, (website) (first contemporary feature in the web) – Walls of Sand, 1998
The Festival of Iranian Films Made in Exile, (Sweden) Walls of Sand, 1997
Short Romances, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts,  (SF, CA) – Tales From The Heart, 1997
Boston Museum of Fine Art Film Festival, Walls of Sand, 1996
Orpheum Theater, (Boston, Mass.) (Calendar Screening), Walls of Sand, 1996
Roxie Cinema, (San Francisco, CA) (Calendar Screening), Walls of Sand, 1996
UCSF Psychiatrists Resident Screening, (San Francisco, CA), Walls of Sand, 1996
Slamdance Film Festival, (
Saltlake
City, Utah) (Honorable Mention), Walls of Sand, 1996
Umea Film Festival, (Sweden) – Walls of Sand, 1995
Nashville Independent Film Festival, (Tenn.) Walls of Sand, 1995
Film Arts Foundation Film Festival, (SF, CA) Walls of Sand, 1995
Breckenridge Film Festival, (Colorado) Walls of Sand, 1995
Rivertown Film Festival, (Minneapolis) Walls of Sand, 1995
Bay Area Women’s Film Festival, (Berkeley, CA), Walls of Sand, 1995
Big Muddy Film Festival, (Ill.) Walls of Sand, 1995
Palo Alto Film Festival, (Palo Alto, CA) Dance for One, 1987
Art Institute Film Festival, (SF, CA) Dance for One, 1987
Mill Valley Film Festival, (Mill Valley, CA) Dance for One, 1987

 

GRANTS

The Puffin Foundation Ltd. Artist’s Grant – 2009 for Painted Nails

 

SELECTED AWARDS

• Courageous Womyn Award at Disorient Film Festival - Painted Nails 2016

• Jury Award Finalist at the New Orleans Film Festival - Painted Nails 2016

• San Francisco Film Society, FilmHouse Residency Award, 2010
• Black Point Film Festival – Honorable Mention, In the Wake, 2002
• Film Threat, Hollywood’s Independent Voice – Best Unseen Film Award- In the Wake, 2001
• Selected Colds Springs Workshop, sponsored by Miramax Films, Walls of Sand, New York, 1996
• Honorable Mention – Slamdance Film Festival, (Salt Lake City, Utah), Walls of Sand, 1996
• Best Emerging Filmmaker Award, Rivertown Film Festival, Walls of Sand, 1995
• Juror’s Award, Nashville Independent Film Festival, Walls of Sand, 1995

 

ARTICLES, BOOKS, RADIO and TELEVISION

'Painted Nails': A San Francisco Salon Owner Shares Her Story of Miscarriages + Safe Cosmetics Advocacy in New Documentary - 7 X 7 Article  2016

'Painted Nails,'  is equal parts immigrant and activist story - FrontRunnermagazine.com 2016

'Painted Nails' documentary at Sebastopol Film Festival - Sonoma Gazette 2016

Viet Film Fest Interview-Eric Wong 2016 


, New York Times, March 1, 1998FILM; For Moviegoers, The Net’s Not Yet An Easy Option
, Film Threat interview by Phil Hall, May 3, 2000Erica Jordan: The Quiet Pioneer
, Film Threat, 2001In The Wake, Film Review
, by Hamid Naficy, Princeton Univ. Press, 2001An Accented Cinema: Exilic and Diasporic Filmmaking
 by Jonathan W. Hickman, www.einsider.com, 2002An Interview with Erica Jordan
 (features Walls of Sand, In the Wake) by Phil Hall, 2006ndependent Film Distribution: How to Make a Successful End Run Around the Big Guys - San Francisco Film Society, SF360 Daily News & Features from America’s Film & Media Frontier, July 24, 2010
IGriffin, Jordan Getting Their ‘Nails’  DoneMove Close Up - Erica Jordan and Shirin Etessam Interview with Bonnie Steiger, San Francisco Public Access channels 1998

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