I am the Grandson of Joe Jordan, World Renown, Ragtime Composer www.hamptonu.edu Peabody Collection and the Nephew of Lowell Jordan (Tuskegee Airman) who wrote for Lou Rawls and Sam Cooke. My Mother Marie J. Lindsey Chief Librarian for 37 years at Fort Lewis, WA now JBLM, put me in my first Stage Play at the age of 9 as Henry in the Musical "Finnegan's Rainbow" at the Fort Lewis Little Theater. From then until now, I have been a Band Leader (Vocalist), Lyricist, Script Writer and Producer of the Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., "A Prayer by MLK Jr". Throughout my Education over these many years as a Corporate Executive, 30 years, (Retired in 2005) and Board Member of several Non-Profit Agencies and a Public Figure in the Greater Seattle Area. In 1977 I moved to LA with my day job at Texaco, Inc and was Sponsored by Bill Bixby to attend Estelle Harmon's Workshop. In 1978, I became a Member of Sag-Aftra in 1978 with a Busch Beer Commercial and graduated in 1979 with a MFA! Sag/Aftra ID: 10050998 ( Freelance ) and already had a BA in Psychology from Central Washington University (1972) and V.P. of the Student Government Association, a Member of the Varsity B-Ball Team and inducted into the CWU Basketball of Fame in 2/96. While working in LA, always with a day job, I have many credits to my name and in 1983 moved backed to Tacoma and a dues paying Member of Sag/Aftra (Seattle)! In 1986, As Chairman of the of the EEOC on behalf of the Sag/Aftra Local established the National American Scene Award's for Sag/Aftra as Co-Founder to hire Actor's of Color and with Disabilities. Working in Seattle I have several credits to my name, as well. An advocate for the Performing Art's for the Washington Film Works Commission and a Sustaining Member of KNKX NPR 88.5 FM www.knkx.org and Soul Gold Radio Worldwide Internet Station in Piedmont, SC. www.soulgoldradio.net.I just recently returned from a month long scouting expedition for Jook Joint locations for my Robert Johnson Story " King of the Blues " that I have Created and Scripted; from Macon, GA., through the Bible Belt and Delta Regions to New Orleans. After locating a Jook Joint location at the World Famous Grant's Lounge in Macon, I was blessed by Brother Anthony Jordan, Music Director for Greater Allen A,M.E. Church to perform at the Little Richard House dedication before the Board of Director's, the Mayor and County elected officials and 500+ Public-at-Large. I arrived back in Tacoma, WA and established a second location at Ray Gibson's Caballeros Club. This May are the elections for the Sag/Aftra Board of Directors positions (Seattle Local) and I have announced to my colleagues, Actors and TV and Radio eligible voting members, that I am running for National Board Member (4 year term) and V.P. Actor/Performer ( Two Year Term ) that includes the categories., other than Broadcast, e.g. Actor/Performer, Recording Artist, Singer, Dancer and Stunt Person. Since, 2011 I have been creating stories and scripts of which there are several in genres e.g. Science Fiction, True compelling Stories, a Faith Based Film and a Faith Based Animated Short, a Sci Fi Animated Short, Episodic TV Detective Story ( Pilot ), Adventure Film, Romantic Comedy Sitcom and my Grandfathers Documentary. RJ is my top priority. as my whole go is to create Union Jobs. Currently, I am scheduled back to Macon June 19th to attend a Buffalo Soldiers Event and to NYC. July in LA. August in Nashville to meet with Little Richard and attend the Isagenix International Convention. September home and back to attend the Sag/Aftra National Convention at the Hilton in October as a Funded Delegate! Of course, all is subject to change, if I get that call to be sent in for a Role. Meanwhile, I am always mentoring Youth and concentrating on my Art! Have a Blessed Day and Good Luck in 2020!
Unique traits: Film Historian and Researcher! Black History Historian and Researcher! Adjunct Professor ( MFA ). All around good guy with a great sense of Humor!
The Upper Room Bistro! Budget: $0 - $100K | Comedy 10 Senior Citizens live above the Bistro Tavern in 10 Lofts! The bar is next door to a Senior Assistant Living and Private Apartment Community of 140 Apartments and next to a Community Garden! A few Characters are in good shape, others with Walkers and Electric Scooters! Some Hard of Hearing, Short Term Memories, Double Amputees and they all Smoke Pot! There Stories are shared in the Bistro and Hilarious and Sad! Only Patrons allowed must be 55+!
Ghost Train Budget: $100K - $1M | Horror Four Teenage Friends: Black, White, Hispanic and Asian pursuing a myth and superstition spend the night in a Carnival and get trapped in a Ghost train ride by a menacing and deformed monster. They travel through the House of fire, mirrors and horror with Monster setting them up for the kill!
Kidnapped Budget: $1M - $5M | Crime The Governor's daughter is Kidnapped by the Zeta Cartel to keep the Mexican Borders open for their drug dealing, Arms dealing and Sex Trafficking operations. The Zeta Cartel King Pin's Son and the Governor's daughter are secretly married. She is placed in a Sex Trafficking ring, not as a prostitute, but, as the featured performer for Porn Sites. She is protected by a CIA undercover Agent, Bobby Best, posing as a Pimp!
Summer Camp-A Faith Based Student Film Budget: $0 - $100K | Other Summer Camp is a Faith Student Film where two Campers, a 17 (John Lee) and 18 Black Male (Willie Brown) Christian Youth and a White Male (David Whited) and Hispanic Female (Yolanda Sanchez) Gang Leader's and their Posses' are assigned to a YMCA Camp and are in a conflict of Faith! David is Lead to Jesus by Willie Brown, as they are on the Journey of a Lifetime!Tobias (Thorny) Thorne a Black Male is the Camp Cook and is secretly married to the Camp Director, Cassandra Cohen, and is diagnosed after a colonoscopy with a mass on his Colon that will require surgery! He does not know if it is benign or not!David creates a food fight in the Dining Hall as Willie is trying to Grace the food!Willie approaches David "If you ever create a disturbance again, you and I are going to have a Jesus moment!"
King of the Blues Budget: $1M - $5M | Independent ⋄ Music This film is about Robert Johnson who lived only 27 years and composed 40 Songs during the Great Depression to escape Slavery!
Astro-Bird Budget: $0 - $100K | Sci-fi ⋄ Animation Astro-Bird is commissioned by the Army to rescue a Special OPs Troop caught behing Enemy lines who are there to stop a Nuclear War!
The Joe Jordan Story " They All Played Ragtime "! Budget: $100K - $1M | Historical ⋄ Documentary The Documentary is about my Grandfather, World Renown, Composer who was the first Black Millionaire in Chicago! www.hamptonu.edu/joejordan Peabody Collection
The Void: the Beginning Budget: $10M - $30M | Sci-fi The Team, Jason and the Astronauts, are defending the Universe, from an Evil Alien who is out to destroy Earth and abscond with babies to create a Superior Race! Jason's mission is to kill Dorex the Alien Commander before he leaps through the Void with Jason's Woman to his fortress on the planet Tau Ceti 370 light years away from Earth!
Survivors 911 an American Tradgedy Budget: $100K - $1M | Documentary ⋄ Drama A partially blind young Jewish female, with a rescue dog, are separated, as she is trapped below the rubble of the attacks on the Twin Tower buildings in NYC. She is the Grand Daughter of Jewish Merchants, who are Holocaust survivors, and in the Clothing business, two blocks away from the tragic 2011 event!