Jordan Hendrickson is a New York City native. He hails from the biggest of the boroughs, Queens. Jordan is 27 years old and he has an immense passion for animation, which began when he was a kid.
Jordan’s animation project pilot is being financed by 150 Warner Media. 150 Warner Media is a natural complement to the industry-leading work of WarnerMedia and its divisions: HBO, TURNER and WARNER BROS.
ONE ON ONE WITH JORDAN HENDRICKSON
When did your interest in animation begin?
It’s been a part of me for as long as I can remember. Like most kids, I was really fascinated with animation, but unlike most kids, I never stopped being enamored by it.
Can you tell us about your Untitled Animation Project whose pilot is being financed by 150 Warner Media?
In my UNTITLED ANIMATION PROJECT, I am telling a story about a black cop in the 80’s, who teams up with a mute shapeshifting alien.
The cop needs the alien because his powers are useful in taking down crime and the alien needs the cop because he wants to learn to be human. But, ultimately it’s really their friendship that motivates their teaming up.
Because the alien is learning humanity through the eyes of a black police officer, there’s space to tell really important stories about policing. Some of those stories include inequality and other important issues, while still being action packed and fun.
What is your advice for those who want to create and work in animation?
Animation is truly the widest and most robust mode of visual storytelling and you’re limited only by your own imagination. So, if you have a story to tell, get it out. Put yourself out there and build your network. Make a short film, it’s the best way to get practice.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
What I like to do for fun on my free time is, when it’s warm, I like to take my motorcycle on a day trip somewhere. And when it’s cold I enjoy watching a good TV show or listening to podcasts.
I also really enjoy traveling to all kinds of metropolitan cities. Unfortunately, due to Covid I haven’t traveled this year and decided that taking some online classes is a better option. So, everyone please mask up, so I can redeem my frequent flyer miles.
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