Jordana Spiro is a writer, director and actress. She was the recipient of an Adrienne Shelly Foundation Fellowship in 2014 and was selected as a Sundance Screenwriter fellow, Director Fellow and Composer Lab Fellow in 2014. Her short film “Skin” premiered at Sundance 2013 where it won The Women in Film Grant. It also won Honorable Mention Award at SXSW, showed at Telluride, Palm Springs, AFI among others and received accolades from all over the world. It is currently viewable on Vice.com. In February 2015, she was graduated from the Columbia Film MFA Program with honors.
As an actress she has starred in numerous films and television series, studied drama at the Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London and was selected to join the Berlinale Talent Campus. Most recently, Jordana was cast as the lead in the series The Wilding.
Winning Project: Night Comes On
Angel Lamere is released from juvenile hall on her 18th birthday with a singular focus: murder the man who killed her mother. That man is her father. Over the course of one day, she will encounter people from her past who unexpectedly awaken her deepest internal battles. These encounters, sometimes harsh, sometimes sublime, will both pull her away and push her towards her father’s execution. What was once a revenge fantasy has now become real in this odyssey where beauty and violence exist side by side.