A highly versatile editor, tech nerd, and post-production specialist, Jordan has a diverse career spanning over 30 years in television, commercial film, documentary, and broadcast news. The kernels of Jordan’s career sprung early when a field trip in Grade 4 to CBC launched a lifelong passion for working in film and television. Since graduating from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Jordan has gone on to be nominated for a Gemini Award for editing in a CBC sports documentary, as well as won a Golden Sheaf Award at the Yorkton Film Festival for shooting and editing a CBC First Nations documentary and won a Houston International First Festival award for editing a documentary about Mount Everest. Beyond his celebrated documentary work, Jordan has edited nationally broadcast and web advertisement campaigns for organizations such as Federated Co-op, BC Children’s Hospital, and GFL Environmental. A key member of Barbershop Films since 2015, Jordan’s creativity, passion for storytelling, obsession with staying ahead of technology, and surgeon’s eye for detail have earned him the reputation of one of the most talented and well-versed editors in Western Canada. Outside of the Studio, Jordan hosted the long-running comedy radio show, Inside Insanity, and can be found volunteering at Comic Cons or practicing Bruce McCulloch’s signature for misguided fans.
What is a bucket list item for you?
The top of my bucket list is to be in a shark cage and dive with the Great White Sharks. I have been scuba diving with sharks before, but not with Great White.
What’s the best concert you’ve ever been to and why?
It’s either my first concert when I was in Grade 7, I saw the Iron Maiden Powerslave concert, and it blew my mind. Or Nine Inch Nails in 2008. It was an amazing technical display but also the loudest and clearest audio I’ve ever heard live. I love concerts, I’ve seen Alice Cooper over 20 times (not an exaggeration), and since moving to Vancouver in January, I’ve already been to seven concerts.
What’s one irrational fear that you have?
Heights, but not all heights. I’ve been skydiving (super fun), zip lining, and that type of thing, but I could not bungee or do that CN Tower outside at the top thing.
Do people tell you that you look like someone famous? If so, who? If not, who should we be telling you that you look like?
It’s come up again recently with the new Kids in the Hall on Prime – I have looked like Bruce McCulloch for my entire adult life. When Kids in the Hall first came out, I was in college, and people would stop me in the bar and ask if I was him. I have a photo of him and I (met him in 2008) that my wife’s iPhone facial recognition tagged him instead of me as me…I’m in the damn picture! And now that the new series is out, my oldest kid says it’s weird to watch some of the sketches with him in it because the similarity is eerie.