Jordan Older is the founder and executive director of the Ventura Film Festival. Jordan is a graduate of Ventura High School and studied Physics at UCLA. Jordan has been part of the US National Soccer Team training camp (soccer’s Dream Team) and played professional soccer on 3 continents and in 7 countries including the Brazilian 1st Division, Brazilian Paulista 1st Division (O Paulistão) and professional teams in Germany and Switzerland. Jordan has starred in a number of national and worldwide television commercials for Snickers, Intel, and Phillips and has appeared in popular television shows Power Rangers and Sweet Valley High and in films such as Clueless and Strange Days. Jordan has been a SAG member since 1996.
Jordan Older, the Ventura Film Festival founder and executive director, was selected to appear, along with many of Hollywood’s top stars, at the 50th Anniversary of West Side Story and Hollywood’s footprint/handprint ceremony for Academy Award winners Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, and Academy Award nominee/Golden Globe winner Russ Tamblyn at the world famous Chinese Theater in Hollywood. This event also doubled as the official BluRay release by Fox and MGM of West Side Story, which is widely considered by critics and fans to be the best musical of all time.
At the Ventura Film Festival Jordan Older has been responsible for bringing in Academy Award winning celebrities and films, and world premieres including Academy Award winner George Chakiris, Academy Award winner TJ Martin, Academy Award winner Shirley Jones, sold out screenings of Academy Award winning films The Cove, Inside Job, and Undefeated, Home Alone, and the 50th Anniversary of West Side Story.