Jordan Trippeer is a produced writer whose eclectic mind, adventurous childhood and preference for The X-Files over Sesame Street while growing up set the course for her creative future.
Raised by a nomadic family that lived frugally to afford to travel, Jordan was fortunate enough to enjoy incredible adventures growing up. She’s luged into volcano calderas in New Zealand, pulled dinosaur vertebrae and gold nuggets from the earth of the American southwest, and cradled cobras in Morocco. At some point while unwittingly retracing Columbus’s route to the Americas, she fell in love with film, television, and the written word and realized that she wanted to be a writer.
She’s developed a daring writing style that contrasts and complements her demure persona. While genre agnostic, she believes in magic and the power of the human spirit.
Her writing focuses on the human capacity for great struggle and even greater triumph. Her work has been lauded for its “fascinating, flawed characters, immersive world building, and mischievous originality.”
Since arriving in Los Angeles, Jordan’s early successes have included two projects for Academy-Award-nominated actor and producer James Franco, The Labyrinth, an experimental anthology of strange fiction stories that premiered at ScreamFest, and Don Quixote, a lighthearted adventure starring Carmen Argenziano and Horatio Sanz, about Spain’s most enduring legendary figure, that premiered at the Palm Springs Film Festival. Both are now available on Amazon and Netflix. Her short pilot, Black Night, the story of super-powered teenagers escaping from government captivity, is also currently streaming on Amazon and thescene.com. Her narrative documentary Painting Anna, screened to rave reviews at the Seattle Transmedia & Independent Film Festival and was released on Amazon.
To date, Jordan’s tremendous writing talents have been recognized by prominent competitions and writing programs. She has earned spots in PROJECT HER, the highly regarded female filmmaker incubator sponsored by Conde Nast and Indigenous Media where she was mentored by Lesli Linka Glatter (Homeland, Gilmore Girls), as well as the DMG Entertainment Screenwriting Fellowship and the Industry Insider Competition with Ed Saxon. She has been a finalist for the Universal Screenwriters Program, with her adventure drama feature You Are My Home, and the Academy Nicholl Fellowship, with her magical realism feature Air, and her sci-fi script Providence made the Hit List.
She has been named a Top 25 Screenwriter to Watch in 2021 by the International Screenwriters’ Association. Recently, her grounded sci-fi pilot Ascension, about a world where every aspect of a person’s life is affected by their social score, has been a finalist for the Screencraft TV Pilot Script Competition as well as an Austin Film Festival Second Rounder, and her dark thriller Hotel California has been named a Filmmatic Horror Screenplay Award Finalist.
Her cultural dramedy feature Scent of Linden is currently in post-production. This summer, she plans to shoot the proof of concept for her female-driven con artist feature Suckerfish.
Jordan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of Richmond, as well as a Master of Fine Arts in Writing for Screen & Television from USC.
When not being a creator of worlds, she runs the travel blog Feats of Wander.