Jordan Hendrickson

Animation & Film · Mixed Media

Animation & Film

Demo Reel 2021


The Ballad of Joe Pass

The Ballad of Joe Pass tells the fictional story of real life guitarist Joe as he plays his first gig to a largely African-American audience in Harlem’s “Lennox Lounge” circa 1947.


Written, directed, and animated by Jordan Hendrickson and modeled after the vibrant palettes of Harlem Renaissance artists like Jacob Lawrence; this piece is a short commentary about race, premeditated bias, and how music bridges the divide of both. It has been nominated at three film festivals including Boulevard Film Festival where it won Best Art Direction.

Two friends, Jacinth and Romero, come to terms with a difficult realization.

Un·bind is written, directed, and produced by Daryl Sledge, producer of the SAATCHI & SAATCHI Achievement in Film Award winning documentary, THAT DAUGHTER’S CRAZY. Sledge also produced the HBO Best Short Film, 2nd Life, and has worked on over 75 film and TV projects.

Un·bind, where Jordan served as Producer and Art director, is currently nominated at the European Cinematography Awards, and the Toronto Black Film Festival

The Giving Tree

A tree is willing to give a boy whatever he needs, no matter the cost. Nominated at eleven international film festivals, “The Giving Tree” is an animated short film about life, love, loss and adulthood, based on Shel Silverstein's book of the same name. Full video here


Jordan Hendrickson’s “The Giving Tree” has been nominated at eleven international film festivals including AnimaFest Zagreb and Kisakes' International Film Festival where it won Audience Choice Award.