Jordan Coleman

Jordan Coleman is a Junior at American University studying film and media arts with AU's School of Communications. He is also a film director who has directed 2 award winning films by the age of 17.

     At the age of 10, Jordan was the voice of cartoon character, "Tyrone the Moose" on the Nickelodeon show, The Backyardigans. After gaining income from the television the show; he was able to fund his first film, “Say It Loud”. The film stressed the importance of education for African American males and was picked up by AMC theaters for a 7-city film tour across the country. The documentary has appearances by figures like: Sen. Cory Booker, Kobe Bryant, Michael Strahan, Ludacris and more.

     At the age of 16, Jordan directed his second film, Payin’ The Price, which was a cautionary tale teen dating violence. Jordan has won awards from the Motion Picture Association Of America, HBO, Peachtree International Film Festival and more. He is currently working on his third film, which is a conversation on the police brutality in America.