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Jordan Spayd

MFA Film Student

Jordan was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. His love of story and desire to contribute to the world of storytelling started before he can even remember.

Jordan produced his first films in high school and later achieved a B.F.A. in Film and Television Production from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. At NYU he dove into several areas of Film Production including screenwriting, directing, television comedy writing, and cinematography. One of the highlights of Jordan’s undergraduate experience was being a part of an exchange program with the Film and Television School of the Academy of Dramatic and Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague where he studied directing and cinematography on 35mm film.

Post-graduation, Jordan moved to Austin, Texas where he became an active part of the film community, while remaining connected to the film scene in the northeast. He continued to write short screenplays and a television pilot and wrote and directed a music video. He also freelanced as a DP, AC, Gaffer, Grip, and PA, and spent four years as an instructor in the youth media division of the Austin Film Society. 

Jordan also completed five levels of improv comedy training at Austin’s Coldtowne Theater and would have graduated the program if COVID hadn’t kept him from taking level six before moving to Ohio to work on his M.F.A. in Film at Ohio University. 

Jordan is thrilled to be able to learn more about filmmaking, gain new perspectives, and continue to create at OU.