Jordan Molaro is a proud Anishnaabe writer, editor, and director driven by a passion for the art of filmmaking. Born and raised in the north end of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Jordan was introduced to filmmaking at the age of thirteen when he was casted for a lead acting role in the film, “the Fragile”. After receiving a scholarship to the, Manitoba Theatre of Young People, Jordan, was inspired to continue pursuing creative writing. The Seven Sacred teachings, combined with a profound filmmaking passion instilled in Jordan a strong work ethic and a clear vision for his future. Upon graduation of Sisler High School, Jordan enrolled in the Film Studies program at the University of Manitoba. His work has been praised for its distinct style, cultural significance, and ability to resonate his characters with audiences.
After the success of Jordan’s award winning short film “The Sacred Seven”, which screened at numerous film festivals around the world, Jordan’s career embarked on a more philanthropic route as he was hired as the national audio & video editor for the, Truth and Reconciliation Commission, in 2012, around the same time Jordan began the process of co-founding and launching the Nu Media Education program which immersed 8 indigenous students residing on reserve into the world of film. The 3-month hands-on “all things film” program gave opportunity to these 8 wonderful students who had their films shown at the Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival. In the same year, Jordan joined the, National Spirit Panel Project, and travelled to thirteen locations all throughout Canada to film vignettes that are now featured in the Indigenous Perspectives Gallery at the, Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
In 2014, Jordan renewed the, Nu Media Program, for its second year, which had tripled in capacity to twenty-four on-reserve students to partake in the program based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. At the end of the same year Jordan launched, Nu Media on Tour, a weeklong training program that travelled to 10 First Nation communities across Canada in its first year, producing 10 short documentaries, 10 short films, and 1 music video that has been profiled by CBC National.
In 2015, Jordan continued to produce numerous independent, corporate, commercial, and educational films throughout the year whilst producing an Indigenous We Day entitled, “Ignite Your Spirit”, which took place at the, Canadian Museum of Human Rights, in the fall of 2015. The event was co-hosted by Jordan himself, alongside activist Michael Redhead Champagne. In the same year, Nu Media Inc became a sponsor of the 2015 Manito Ahbee Festival and Jordan directed his first four national commercials that aired on CTV, APTN, and the GAME SHOW NETWORK.
Jordan just finished working on a national television series entitled, Taken: The Series, that profiles 15 cases of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. In 2017, Jordan, was renewed again for the Nu Media Program and completed 9 films in collaboration with 20 Indigenous youth that are currently in the international film festival circuit. In 2019 Jordan is about to direct his first feature film entitled, Billy.
With over 100 films completed since 2010 across different platforms, broadcasters, genres, and storytelling methods, Jordan and his Nu-Media family have the experience to deliver!