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Selected as
L.A.'s 100

Most Fascinating People

Photo credit: Carlos DeLaRosa, Jr.

BIO

LA’CHRIS ROBINSON JORDAN is a Los Angeles-based publicist, writer, and director who merges her expertise in strategic communications with her passion for storytelling. Specializing in gritty dramas, westerns, and period pieces, La'Chris brings to life the stories of beautifully flawed women embarking on transformative journeys. She is currently adapting Harper Jameson’s gripping spy thriller, I Wasn't Really Naked, which explores the clandestine world of Josephine Baker and her covert battle against the Nazis.
 

Recognized as one of the "100 Most Fascinating People in Los Angeles," La’Chris is a 2023 cohort of the Sony-backed Creative Corridor, a BIPOC Writers Fellow, and an alumnus of Stowe Story Labs. Her work has placed in high-level competitions such as the Academy Nicholl, Sundance Episodic Lab, MACRO Episodic Lab, The Writers Lab NYC and the Austin Film Festival.
 

In 2020, La’Chris wrote, directed, and produced her debut short film, January 14th, a gripping drama that was the Official Selection of 75 film festivals worldwide and recipient of over 50+ award wins and honors, including being featured on Apple TV+. This summer, La’Chris will further showcase her directorial prowess with her second short film Discarded, a poignant drama set in Los Angeles.
 

Prior to her work in film, La’Chris’ was hailed as one of the "50 Playwrights to Watch" by the Dramatists Guild. Her work also earned her a semifinalist position for the Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program at Juilliard.

 

As the third great-granddaughter of Underground Railroad conductor and suffragist Charity Davis Ceasar Broady, La’Chris serves as an archivist for the National Archives in Washington, D.C., and contributes her historical expertise as a researcher for her family's heritage-based organization, the Charity’s Children Project. She also showcases her talents as a voice actor on the podcast The Legacy of Charity's Children, where she brings the stories of her ancestors to life. In addition to her work in history and genealogy, La’Chris is the Executive Producer and co-host of The American Aboriginals.

La'Chris Jordan named one of the '50 PLAYWRIGHTS TO WATCH' 

by the Dramatists Guild of America.

Interviews & Panel Discussions

Interviews & Panel Discussions

AWARDS & HONORS

FILM & TELEVISION

"L.A.'s 100 Most Fascinating People of 2022", Best of Los Angeles Award
Fellow - Creative Corridor 2022, Independent Film Trus/Roadmap Writers Diversity Initiative supported by Sony Pictures Television

Fellow - BIPOC Writers Fellowship: Adapting Books to the Screen, 2021

Winner - The Script Lab Screenwriting Contest, 2019

Winner, Be the Change Award - Colorado International Activism Film Festival

Winner, Best TV Concept - Queen Palm International Film Festival, 2020

Winner, Grant Development Recipient - Stowe Story Labs, 2020

Top 1% - Historical TV Category - The Red List, 2022

Top 2% - Drama Feature Category - The Red List, 2022

Top 5% - The Writers Lab, NYC, 2022

Top 10% - The Academy Nicholl Fellowship for Screenwriters, 2020

Finalist - SAGindie Fellowship, 2019 

FinalistWeScreenplay Diverse Voices Fellowship, 2019 

Finalist (Top 10) - Emerging Screenwriters Genre Screenplay Competition

Top 50 Short Screenplays - Cinequest Screenwriting Competition, 2017

Top 100 Screenplays - Launchpad Feature Competition

2nd Round - Sundance Episodic Lab, 2021 

2nd Round - MACRO x The Black List Feature Screenwriter Incubator, 2021

2nd Round - ISA Fast Track Fellowship, 2022  

2nd Rounder - Austin Film Festival, 2020 

 

THEATRE

One of the "50 Playwrights to Watch" - The Dramatists Guild

Semifinalist - The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson American Playwriting Award

Winner - Emerging Playwright Award (NYC) 

Winner, Best Original Play - Jewel Box Theatre

Finalist - Urban Stages (NYC), New Works for a New Season 

Finalist - Ashland New Play Festival (Ashland, OR) 

Official Selection - NAACP Theatre Festival

Official Selection - National Black Theatre Festival 

Playwriting Residency - The Essential Theatre, D.C.

Playwriting Residency - Arkansas Repertory Theatre - Voices at the River II

FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS & OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

(Partial List)

Nominee, Best Diaspora Short Film - Africa Movie Academy Awards

Nominee, Best Writing - Queen Palm International Film Festival

Winner, Grand Jury Prize, Best Short Film - Orlando Urban Film Festival

Winner, Award of Achievement - Accolade Global Film Competition

Winner, Special Jury Mention - Best Global Shorts

Winner, Best Short Feature - Morehouse College Human Rights Film Festival

Winner, Best Social Justice Film - Hollywood South Urban Film Festival

Winner, Best U.S. Social Justice Short Film - Hollywood Women's Film Festival

Winner, Social Awareness Award - Vyre Film Festival

Winner, Best Social Short - New Age Cinemas & Scripts Festival

Winner, Best Director - Short Film - Voices Rising Film Festival

Winner, Best Woman Director - Hollywood Art & Movie Awards

Winner, Best Female Director - Vyre Film Festival

Winner, Best First Time Filmmaker - Montreal Independent Film Festival

Winner, Best Women-Produced Short Film - Urban Mediamakers Film Festival

Winner, Best Directorial Debut - Gold Star Movie Awards

Winner, Best Short Film- SoCal Film Awards

Winner, Best Short - Top Indie Film Awards

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

Official Selection - Pan African Film Festival (Oscar-Qualifying)

Official Selection - Accra Indie Filmfest (Oscar-Qualifying)

Official Selection - San Francisco Black Film Festival

Official Selection - Micheaux Film Festival

Official Selection - Morehouse College Human Rights Film Festival

Official Selection - Hollywood Women's Film Festival

Official Selection - Beverly Hills Film Festival

Official Selection - Hip Hop Film Festival

Official Selection - Roxbury International Film Festival

Official Selection - Raleigh Film & Art Festival

Official Selection - Social Justice Film Festival

Official Selection - Culture & Diversity Film Festival

Official Selection - Marina del Rey Film Festival

Official Selection - Twin Cities Black Film Festival

Official Selection - Black Film Festival of New Orleans

Official Selection - Loyola University Feminist Film Festival

Official Selection - Orlando Urban Film Festival

Official Selection - Austria International Film Festival

Official Selection - Paris In Love Film Festival

Official Selection - Oregon Short Film Festival

Official Selection - Seattle Black Film Festival

Official Selection - Indie Short Fest

Official Selection - Hollywood International Diversity Film Festival

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