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"It was difficult to write (my pilot) Piney Ridge. During the more challenging scenes, I cried...I cried because it was scary. There were scenes on the page I had never seen before on television. Great stories written in this way can impact the world and this is how I choose to write."

La'Chris Jordan

Writer/Director

Photo credit: Lauren Crew

Recent Placements

Winner
The Script Lab Screenplay Contest

for Piney Ridge

Grant Development Winner
Stowe Story Labs

for Roses in the Water

Top 10%
The Academy Nicholl Fellowship

for Roses in the Water

Second Rounder
Sundance Episodic Lab

for Piney Ridge

Second Rounder
Austin Film Festival

for Piney Ridge

Best California Filmmaker
Culture & Diversity Film Festival

for January 14th

Best First Time Filmmaker
Montreal Independent Film Festival

for January 14th

Best Female Filmmaker
Vyre Film Festival

for January 14th

Best Directorial Debut
Gold Star Movie Awards

for January 14th

Best Director
Top Indie Film Awards

for January 14th

ROSES IN THE WATER

Top 10% 

2020 Academy Nicholl Fellowship

La’Chris Jordan is a playwright, screenwriter and director based in Los Angeles, California. In 2020, she made her directorial debut with JANUARY 14TH  which was shortlisted in consideration for the Africa Movie Academy Awards, one of the most prestigious film awards in Africa. The film has been selected by 35+ film festivals worldwide and won the Grand Jury Prize at the Orlando Urban Film Festival for Best Short as well as Best Social Justice Film at the Hollywood South Urban Film Festival, Best Short Feature at Morehouse College Human Rights Film Festival, and Best U.S. Social Justice Short Film at the Hollywood Women’s Film Festival, among many others. 

 

La’Chris is a Stowe Story Labs Development Grant Winner for her dramatic feature ROSES IN THE WATER which placed among the Top 10% for the 2020 Academy Nicholl Fellowship as well as in the Top 100 for the Launch Pad Feature Competition. Her historical pilot PINEY RIDGE 

was a winner in the 2019 Script Lab’s Screenplay Contest as well as a second rounder for the Sundance Episodic Lab, MACRO Episodic Lab, and the Austin Film Festival. La'Chris was also a finalist for the SAGindie Fellowship and the WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Fellowship. In addition to film and theatre, La'Chris is a published author of two historical novellas set during the Civil War in New Orleans, The Memories of Bellevue and The Roses I Left Behind. La'Chris is at work on the third novella in the series entitled Love in the Eyes of a Stranger as well as a new TV pilot. 

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