Jonathan Jordan

Jonathan Jordan

Playwright, Screenwriter and Content Creator

McKinney, Texas

Member Since:
November 2014
Last online:
4 days ago
Invites sent:
0

About Jonathan

Jonathan has been writing for pretty much as long as he can remember. In 2002, he won the TETA PlayFest award for his one act play "The Day Milly Died" and then won again the following year for his play, "What Happened to the Lightning?" He went on to earn a degree in English Literature from the University of North Texas and spent eight years as a social worker while continuing to write as a hobby. In 2018, he won Stage 32's Feature Screenwriting competition with his sports drama "Golden Girl," and was hired by Anova Pictures later that year to pen a biopic about an Olympic diver. His work has been read by studios like Netflix, Disney, Sony, Topic Studios and JuVee Productions, among others, and he is currently managed by Settebello Entertainment. He currently lives in North Texas with his family, where he also runs a growing writing business and podcast.












Unique traits: While I consider myself genre agnostic, I have an affinity for sports dramas and fantasy.

Loglines

  • A Mistletoe Wish

    A Mistletoe Wish Budget: $1M - $5M | Romance Comedy During a trip home for the holidays, an ambitious young woman inadvertently invites mischief upon herself after spurning a man under some magical mistletoe. With the help of a witty holiday spirit and an old crush, she has until midnight to set things right.

  • Declan

    Declan Budget: $5M - $10M | Sports Biography Based on the inspirational true story of Declan Farmer, born without legs below the knees, who discovers the sport of sled hockey. At age 14, he becomes the youngest person ever invited to join the US national team, overcoming adversity and personal tragedy on the way to leading Team USA to back-to-back gold medal victories at the 2014 and 2018 Paralympic Games.

  • Arrows

    Arrows Budget: $1M - $5M | Romance Comedy After an amateur archer accidentally injures the god Cupid, she has to help him complete a quest to bring two people together. Unfortunately for her, one of those two people is her crush.

  • Pangeo

    Pangeo Budget: $10M - $30M | Sci-fi Adventure Six years after a cataclysmic event causes the world's continents to combine into a single land mass, a father and his daughter set out to find her geologist mother who disappeared just before everything changed.

  • NOD

    NOD Budget: $30M+ | Fantasy Family When the fantastical dream-making factory NOD is attacked by a dream-eating monster, an unlikely trio of sprites must unite to track down the reclusive Dream Master who may be the only hope to save NOD.

  • Paradise

    Paradise Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama Comedy A teenage girl lies about attempting suicide in order to join a local counseling group made up of an eclectic group of survivors.

  • Rowing Dove

    Rowing Dove Comedy After losing their lead actress, an eccentric local theatre group and their curmudgeonly director blackmail a young pickpocket into filling the role.

  • Golden Girl

    Golden Girl Drama Sports A collegiate track coach faces a professional and personal crisis when her former Olympic teammate admits to doping. Her life is further complicated when she discovers a troubled girl with uncanny natural talent.

Credits

  • Prosper Springs

    Prosper Springs (2011)
    Theater by California Institute of the Arts Creative Team

  • What Happened to the Lightning?

    What Happened to the Lightning? (2003)
    Theater Writer/Actor

  • The Day Milly Died

    The Day Milly Died (2002)
    Theater Writer

Awards

  • Stage 32 Feature Screenwriting Contest, Grand Prize, for "Golden Girl"
    (2017)

  • AMPAS Nicholl Fellowship Top 10%, for "Golden Girl"
    (2016)

  • TETA PlayFest, for "What Happened To The Lightning?"
    (2003)

  • TETA PlayFest, for "The Day Milly Died"
    (2002)

Education

Share This Profile

register for stage 32 Register / Log In