Director

Jordan Paterson is a Richmond-based filmmaker whose documentary films often focus on stories of migration and the social dynamics of communities through history.

Paterson has written, produced and directed many award winning documentaries for festivals and broadcast including CBC, Knowledge Network, TVO, Bravo!, TV5, Fairchild TV, Omni TV, Guangdong Television (China) and CCTV (China). For the past seven years, Jordan has collaborated extensively within Chinese communities locally and abroad.

In 2011, he won the BC Leo Award for Best Short Documentary Program for ‘From C to C: Chinese Canadian Stories of Migration’, which later received four Canadian Screen Award nominations.

In 2015, he won three BC Leo Awards for his most recent film, ‘Tricks on the Dead’. The film also won awards at the Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, and the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards.

Filmography

2014

TRICKS ON THE DEAD: THE STORY OF THE
CHINESE LABOUR CORPS IN WWI

Rogers/OMNI TV
Documentary, 59 min, 95 min

2011

FROM C TO C: CHINESE CANADIAN STORIES OF MIGRATION
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Documentary, 52 min

2010

SANCTUARY: STORIES OF RELIGIOUS ASYLUM IN CANADA
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Documentary, 52 min

2007

THE THREE OF PORTUGAL
Bravo Canada
Documentary, 28 min