Jordan McGarry

Head of Talent Development & Production

Film London

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Jordan McGarry is Film London’s Head of Talent Development and Production, heading the team that discovers and develops London’s emerging filmmakers.

The team’s work includes training, developing and funding first-time feature filmmakers in the Microwave feature scheme; selecting and supporting emerging filmmakers through the Production Finance Market’s New Talent strand. Film London also delivers BFI NETWORK funding in London, commissioning award-winning shorts including Wren Boys, The Field, Landline and White Riot: London in recent years.

Before Film London, Jordan spent five years as Director of Curation at Vimeo, leading the team that programmed the site’s illustrious Staff Picks channel, uncovering talent for Vimeo Originals and brand partners and working closely on the front line of the direct distribution revolution via the development of the Vimeo On Demand platform.

In earlier past lives, Jordan paid her dues as a journalist, in festival programming, video commissioning and as an executive producer at Partizan London.

When was the last time you felt truly alive and inspired, and what triggered it?
I spent a day at Print Club London a couple of weeks ago, getting covered in paint learning how to screen print. Being so used to the timeline of filmmaking, it was really satisfying to bring an idea to execution so quickly