Jordan Belt

Jordan Belt

PMFilms
Director, Editor, Filmmaker, Producer, Production Assistant and Actor

Orlando, Florida

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About Jordan

As a small child, Jordan always had a creative mind. But unlike most children his creativeness was something that followed him into adulthood. At the age of sixteen, Jordan knew exactly what he wanted to be...a storyteller. Since he loved acting and motion pictures he began becoming curious on how movies were made. In 2001, he was given the opportunity to be in a movie as an extra and instantly fell in love with production and all of the behind the scenes action. A 12+ hour day, on set for thirty minutes and in the movie for less than a second...some people would have hated the experience but it only allowed Jordan's passion for filmmaking to grow.

In 2005 Jordan worked as an intern on a Dallas based documentary, "TV Junkie" which won the Special Jury Prize at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. He moved to Florida in 2008 and began working for Walt Disney World in hopes of getting a look into the Disney film/tv studios. Tho that was a bust, he began focusing his attention to what it took to look for true talent and how to build a team. He became friends with a girl who shared the same passion for film and filmmaking and together they began to look into the idea of creating a production company.

While that was being worked on, Jordan developed a story and hired a writer to pen the screenplay. Unfortunately, after the screen-test, Jordan felt that Florida was not the best place for the story and so he moved back to Dallas in August 2010. That following October, Jordan was hired as the assistant to the Casting Director for the television show, "The Marriage-Ref" while they were in Dallas looking for contestants for their show. In early April 2011, Jordan was hired as a Production Assistant for the television show, "What Would You Do?"

Struggling for work and desperate for more knowledge, Jordan moved to Milwaukee to attend film school at the Art Institute of Wisconsin. Things were looking up for Jordan as he began school and soon later he and his film partner officially launched their production company, PMFilms. However, school took a turn that he didn't anticipate. Though he made several friends, Jordan learned more about what not to do than he did on what was correct and what was accepted by the industry. Feeling defeated and to keep his debt low, Jordan left the Art Institute in 2012 only for it to officially close a short time later. At this point Jordan knew there was only one place to go where he could learn directly from the professionals...Hollywood!

In June 2012, Jordan moved to San Diego, California to begin what he hoped would be the beginning of his career in the film industry. Searching for weeks for a job on the lot, Jordan finally landed a job as a Security Officer for Warner Bros Studios. It wasn't ideal but it allowed him to be on the studio lot whenever he wanted. He spent his days watching productions, observing director's unique ways of telling stories and learning how to professionally run a production. Because the drive from San Diego to Burbank was two hours one way..Jordan slept in the back of his car Monday - Thursday night on the top level of the Warner Bros. parking garage to save money. Only two months in, Jordan was talking to some Grips and they asked him what it was he wanted to do. He told them his dream and they came back with one piece of advice...."Get out of California." Jordan was crushed. They explained that it had to do with the economy and that film productions had left to film in other states and that those who stayed behind were fighting for scraps. They said that Jordan was simply not experienced enough to fight the ones who remained in California.

So, in October 2012, Jordan moved back to Florida to simply take a break from his worries. Early January 2013, Jordan began working for Golf Channel as a Data Logger, responsible for feeding the on-air anchors with play by play details of the tournament that he was scheduled to. While he was there, he collaborated with a friend from film school back in Wisconsin and wrote his friend's three short films for his portfolio. His friend then hired PMFilms to be the production company that would represent and run the project. In March 2013 Jordan moved back to Wisconsin to be on hand for all auditions, crew hiring and for all stages of production.

After the production wrapped in February 2014, Jordan took a long break from pursuing his dream to focus on family. Always feeling the itch to create, Jordan took a few days to help Joseph Gordon-Levitt write his opening monologue for the first episode of JGL's television show, "Hit RECord on TV".

In late May 2017, Jordan returned to Dallas to be the Key Set PA for the independent film, "1985" starring Emmy and Golden Globe winner Michael Chiklis, Academy Award nominee, Virginia Madsen and Corey Michael Smith (Gotham). Directed by Yen Tan. "1985" has recently been selected to premiere at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas this March.

Jordan's work on/for PMFilms is constant and he hopes that one day he may fulfill the company's mission statement to prove to the world that without compromising their integrities or sacrificing their values, the greatest movies can be made.

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Credits

  • 1985

    1985 (2018)
    Film (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Based on the short film on the same name.

  • The Devils Moira: Gambit

    The Devils Moira: Gambit (2016)
    Film (Short) Writer Gambit showcases a first person experience of a few days in the life of Matthew Soto as he is drugged by something ferocious.

  • What Would You Do?

    What Would You Do? (2012)
    Television (News) Miscellaneous Crew When you think no one is watching... what would you do? Using hidden cameras, What Would You Do? establishes everyday scenarios and then captures people's reactions. Whether people are compelled to act or mind their own business, John Quiñones reports on their split-second and often surprising decision-making process.

  • The Marriage Ref

    The Marriage Ref (2011)
    Television (Reality-TV and Romance) Casting department Couple marriage problems are discussed by a celebrity panel to come to a conclusion.

  • TV Junkie

    TV Junkie (2006)
    Film (Documentary) Miscellaneous Crew Rick Kirkham was a successful TV reporter, and could have been a major U.S. television profile if it hadn't been for his massive drug and alcohol abuse. Kirkham filmed his life every day with a video camera from the age of 14 years. On the basis of his video material the story of his life is told in this documentary. Written by HardHouseClubber

Awards

  • Sundance Film Festival: Special Jury Prize - "TV Junkie"
    (2006)

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