by Jordan Nimene Mekhi Faniel
SLC - ROOM 115 & Watson Auditorium
Description: While at their friend Allison’s birthday party, Nathan confronts his best friend Jackson about a hookup they had in the past revealing that he has feelings for him. The only problem is that Jackson has a girlfriend, Keke, and is in denial about who he is, leaving Nathan stranded and their friendship changed forever.
Jordan Faniel is a 21 year old Black, Queer, filmmaker and actor. He was raised in Houston, Tx by a single mother and has always had a passion for creating. Jordan really realized his passion for filmmaking at a young age, but got the courage to become a filmmaker after seeing the film Moonlight and witnessing its history making Best picture win. This made Jordan realize stories about people like him can be told and be seen as high art.
He found his passion for acting after meeting the great actor Delroy Lindo at the age of 17. Jordan asked him " What should I do as a director" and Lindo responded with " Take acting classes". Ever since then Jordan has aspired to be a great actor, writer, and filmmaker.
All of Jordan's are inspired by the works of Barry Jenkins, Wong Kar Wai, Xavier Dolan, Gregg Araki, and Greta Gerwig. These filmmakers along with Jordan Peele, Spike Lee, David Fincher, Marlon Riggs, and Sean Baker, all really laid the foundation for Jordan's perspective on film. He wants to tell inventive and nuanced stories about Black and Queer people that are usually under represented by mainstream cinema.