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



Top 10%, Academy Nicholl Fellowship, 2020

Development Grant Winner, Stowe Story Labs, 2020

Best California Filmmaker, Culture & Diversity Film Festival, 2020

Best First Time Filmmaker, Montreal Independent Film Festival, 2020

Best Short Feature, Morehouse College Human Rights Film Festival, 2020
Best U.S. Social Justice Short Film, Hollywood Women's Film Festival, 2020

Best Director, Top Indie Film Awards, 2020

Best Short, Top Indie Film Awards, 2020


Placed in the Top 10% for the

2020 Academy Nicholl Fellowship

La’Chris Jordan is a playwright, screenwriter and director based in Los Angeles, California. She 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 and was nominated for Best Feature Script at the 2020 Top Indie Film Awards. 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 as well as being a finalist for the SAGindie Fellowship and WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Fellowship. In 2020, La’Chris made her directorial debut with JANUARY 14TH which has been selected by 30+ film festivals worldwide and won the Social Justice Award at the Hollywood South Urban Film Festival, Best Short Feature at

Morehouse College Human Rights Film Festival, Best U.S. Social Justice Short Film at the Hollywood Women’s Film Festival, Best Short and Best Director at the Top Indie Film Awards and Best First Time Filmmaker at the Montreal Independent Film Festival. A recipient of the Best California Filmmaker award at the 2020 Culture and Diversity Film Festival, La’Chris is the founder of She is currently working on DESIRE STREET, a new dramatic pilot set in New Orleans.