Jordan Canning has directed more than a dozen short films which have played at festivals all over the world, including the Tribeca Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival and Interfilm Berlin. Among them, COUNTDOWN won a number of awards including a Golden Sheaf for Best Director; NOT OVER EASY swept all three awards at the National Screen Institute Film Festival; SECONDS won the 2012 TIFF RBC Emerging Filmmakers Competition and the Shaw Media Fearless Female Director Award; and THE TUNNEL premiered at Cannes as part of Telefilm’s Not Short on Talent program. Jordan directed all twenty-three episodes of the CTV digital series SPACE RIDERS: DIVISION EARTH. The show won the 2014 Canadian Screen Award for Best Digital Series and four Canadian Comedy Awards, including Best Director.
Her first feature, WE WERE WOLVES, premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. Her second feature, SUCK IT UP, premiered at Slamdance 2017 and won Best Feature Film at the B3 Frankfurt Biennale. Her third feature, an omnibus film called ORDINARY DAYS, won Best Director at the 2018 Canadian Film Festival.
She has directed on numerous television series, including hour-long dramas – Saving Hope (CTV), The Detail (CTV), Burden of Truth (The CW), Nurses (Global) – and half-hour comedies – This Hour Has 22 Minutes (CBC), Baroness Von Sketch Show (IFC), Little Dog (CBC) and Schitt’s Creek (CBC/PopTV). In 2019, she and her co-director took home the Canadian Screen Award for Best Direction in a Sketch/Variety show for their work on Baroness Von Sketch Show season 3.
Jordan is a 2010 graduate of the Director’s Lab at the Canadian Film Centre and an alumnus of TIFF Talent Lab, TIFF Pitch This!, and Women in the Director’s Chair.