Jordan Ellis

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My duty or more likely my existential purpose for the motion picture business is to become an independent film director, staying far from the standard/conventional way of film-making (away from the studio system) and give the impression through the juxtaposition of what art and storytelling can unravel within the cinema. Master of film, Ingmar Bergman once stated, "film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls." Film is an art form, which must give audiences the chance to view a "canvas" in scrutinizing thought, the chance to awe at the picture; to be connected with the story; the characters and backdrop; to be shocked or questioned. My work basically thrives in uncanny expressionism. For artists, myself included, we tend to reach a level in our minds of how to expose the extent of reflecting life; it is scoping of how William Shakespeare quoted, "all the world is a stage."

Influences

Directors
Ingmar Bergman, Andrei
Tarkovsky, Stanley Kubrick,
Akira Kurosawa, Norman
McLaren, Carl Th. Dreyer,
Charlie Chaplin, Hayao
Miyazaki, Martin Scorsese,
Woody Allen, Ken Burns,
Krzysztof Kieslowski, Theo
Angelopoulos, Federico Fellini,
Georges Melies, Quentin
Tarantino, Sergio Leone,
Jim Henson, Ryan Larkin,
Bela Tarr, Sergei Eisenstein,
Werner Herzog, Fritz Lang,
Jan Svankmajer, F.W. Murnau,
Isao Takahata, The Brothers Quay

Actors
John Hurt, Juliette Binoche,
Al Pacino, Liv Ullman,
Marlon Brando, Klaus Kinski,
Henry Fonda, Humphrey Bogart,
Katherine Hepburn, Charlie Chaplin,
Buster Keaton, Toshiro Mifune,
Ralph Fiennes, Takashi Shimura,
Max von Sydow, Erland Josephson,
Javier Baradem, Daniel Day-Lewis,
Alec Guinness, Peter O'Toole,
Robert De Niro, Orson Welles,
Luciano Pavarotti, Mel Blanc

Writers
William Shakespeare, Francis
Bacon, Walt Whitman, T.S.
Eliot, William Blake, Carl
Sandburg, Robert Frost,
Maurice Sendak, David
Sedaris, Edgar Allan Poe,
Roald Dahl, A.A. Milne,
Woody Allen, Scott
Fitzgerald, Matsuo Basho,
Cormac McCarthy, Robert
Penn Warren, Arseny
Tarkovsky, E.E. Cummings,
Peter Benchley, James Baldwin,
Franz Kafka, Richard Wright

Painters
Vincent van Gogh, Claude
Monet, Jackson Pollock,
Georgia O'Keefe, Pieter Brugeul,
Max Ernst, Pablo Picasso,
Hieronymus Bosch, Gustav
Klimt, Zdzislaw Beksinski,
Henri Matisse, Leonardo
DiVinci, Auguste Rodin,
Andrei Rublev, Hiroshige,
Francis Bacon (painter), William
Blake, Claude Cezanne, H.R.
Giger, Louise Bourgeois

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Following

  1. Julie Dreelin
  2. National Film Board of Canada
  3. J.C. Matthews
  4. Small Creatures
  5. Visceral Visions
  6. Derek Donovan
  7. Andrew Huggins
  8. Mike Reda
  9. Kev Liu
  10. Tony Query
  11. Existent Dreams
  12. Down Home Films
  13. Cody Means
  14. Yellow Arrow Film, Inc.
  15. Touacha Her
  16. Cory McKennan
  17. Kiefer Diaz
  18. Michael Gramling (The Vintage Sk

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