Jordan Prosser is a Melbourne-based writer, director, and performer.
He attended the Victorian College of the Arts School of Film & Television, completing his Bachelor's degree in 2009, and his Honours year in 2012.
Jordan's short films have screened and won multiple awards at festivals across Australia and the world. In 2009 he was invited to attend the Rencontres Henri Langlois Student Film Festival in Poitiers, France, and in 2013 he was a participant in the Melbourne International Film Festival's Accelerator Program. His 2016 film Tanglewood received completion funding through the Screen Australia Hot Shots program. In 2018, he co-wrote the screenplay for Justin Dix’s Blood Vessel, starring Nathan Philips and Alyssa Sutherland, due for cinematic release in 2019. That same year his feature script Hungry Man won the prestigious Shore Scripts international screenwriting prize.
Jordan has directed commercials for Strike Bowling Bar and La Porchetta; acted as creative producer and copywriter on campaigns for the RSPCA, Victorian SES, the Department of Health and the Australian Government; wrote, produced and directed the online trailer for the PostSecret app; and 1st Assistant Directed an independent Australian adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Crime & Punishment. He has worked as a freelance producer, creative director, production manager and camera assistant, and is a published poet and fiction writer.
In 2007 he directed, co-wrote and co-starred in the The Landlords, which garnered awards for Best Original Work and Best Ensemble Cast at the Canberra Area Theatre Awards before being restaged at the 2008 Melbourne Fringe Festival. Throughout 2011 and 2012, Jordan joined a team of Australian playwrights commissioned to adapt seminal Japanese pulp novel Battle Royale into a site-specific, interactive performance for contemporary Filipino theatre collective Sipat Lawin. The media furor and controversy surrounding the production led to the creation of award-winning documentary theatre piece Kids Killing Kids at the 2012 Melbourne Fringe Festival, which was then re-staged at the 2013 Next Wave Festival. In 2018 Jordan joined long-term collaborator David Finnigan in London for the creation and performance of a new work at Nesta’s FutureFest, the futuristic sci-fi cop drama CrimeForce: LoveTeam.
As an actor, Jordan has appeared in Jonathan M. Schiff’s The Elephant Princess, as a voice actor in Happy Feet 2, in the short films Shoplifting, Northkids and Body Movie, and in Alice Foulcher and Gregory Erdstein’s 2017 festival favourite That’s Not Me. He toured Australia as part of the company of the West End comedy hit, The Play That Goes Wrong, and will be re-joining the team for the 2018 / 2019 tour of Peter Pan Goes Wrong.