Eric Jordan Creative Director, Designer, Motion Artist

ABOUT

Director David Jung, (The Possession of Michael King, 2014 & Genre Summit, 2016) and Producer Cain Angelle reached out to Eric Jordan in 2018 with an ambitious short film they had in development entitled “ROAM” (Rider of Another Mortal). The film is set in a science fiction cyberpunk universe where the wealthy inhabit the bodies of the young via a consciousness-projection technology developed by a nefarious mega-corporation called “ROAM”. Catering to the extremely wealthy and privileged, ROAM Corporation offers a very elite service in which their cutting edge technology can place you into another body. ROAM harvests the bodies of young adults, often the homeless that won’t be missed, but soon, their operation will branch out and everyone will be at risk. The only one that can stop them is a young woman named November. Once a victim of their operation, she plans to destroy the technology, before it destroys humanity. David Jung had written and developed the concept of ROAM as a labor of love, with a vision of evolving it into a full length feature and/or a future series. The goal was to direct and produce a short film pilot on a near shoestring budget which would prove the viability of the universe and expand it further into the future on a larger platform. The live-action filming took place across an array of locations in Los Angeles, including numerous urban aerial shots. Eric Jordan collaborated intimately with Director David Jung to help him accomplish the over 300 VFX shots, comprising an array elements including animated UI displays, internal heads-up displays, technological devices composited in 3D, and tracked VFX. The post-production process was also transformed into an opportunity to educate many upcoming VFX artists by bringing them onto a working production and involve them in the pipeline – this allowed for solving many of the VFX hurdles from a budgetary level, and gave entry level visual effects artists a chance to gain real-world skill. Above and beyond the screen elements, Eric Jordan assisted with additional VFX design and concept design for many key technologies featured in the ROAM realm. Drawing on a wealth of knowledge gained from years of studying the nature of consciousness, gnostic philosophy, and alchemy, Eric’s production roll further expanded into helping the director flesh out the underlying mechanisms of the ROAM Universe and how bodies are transferred through the etheric plane. Upon completion of the post-production elements, Eric Jordan shifted focus to the development and animation of a main title sequence to open the short film, which is built strongly on gnostic themes and symbolism. ROAM has since gone on to win over 30+ awards and several nominations at numerous film festivals.

Date created: December 2018 2018-12-01T00:00:00+0000
Date published: 4 March 2021 2021-03-04T09:24:51+0000

AWARDS

Bloodstained Indie Film Festival Winner, Best Sci-Fi Short Nominee, Coolest Scene
Festigious International Film Festival Winner, Best Sci-Fi Winner, Best Visual Effects
Golden Gate International Film Festival Winner, Best Horror/Sci-Fi Winner, Best Visual Effects Nominee, Best Actor, Female Nomin
Great Lakes Film Festival Winner, Narrative Shorts
Hollywood Verge Film Awards Winner, Best Sci-Fi Film Nominee, Best Director Nominee, Best Production Design
Independent Shorts Awards Winner, Film of the Month: Award of Excellence (Special Jury Mention) Winner, Best Sci-Fi Short
International Independent Film Awards Winner, Best Narrative Short
London Independent Film Awards Winner, Best Horror/Thriller/Sci-Fi Short
Los Angeles Film Awards Winner, LAFA October Award, Best Sci-Fi
Montreal Independent Film Festival Winner, Best Science Fiction
Sicily Independent Film Awards Winner, Sicily Independent Film Award, Best Science Fiction
Sweden Film Awards Nominee, Sweden Film Award, Best Short Film
Top Shorts Film Festival Winner, October Award, Best Film of the Month, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Sci-Fi
Venice Film Awards Winner, October Award, Best Director, Best Short Film

MADEIT CREDITS

  • Director David JungClient
Project featured: on 16th March 2021 Contributor:

Eric Jordan has been a Contributor since 25th November 2015.

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"ROAM" UI Motion Graphics, Concept Design, & VFX

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