Jordan Hendrickson

Animation & Film · Mixed Media

Animation & Film

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

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 yours truly 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.

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.

For this upcoming project, I was hired as the Storyboard Artist, planning and blocking shots for Director Daryl Sledge and Director of Photography, Alex Ashe. During production, I was promoted to be the Art Director and a Producer.