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 Jordan Stone has always loved the cinema. He spent his childhood watching movies on 8mm, 16mm, 35mm and then on video. There was no television at home and films were shown on 16mm almost every night at home. When he was 6 years old he learned how to operate the family’s 8mm projector and watched Buster Keaton’s “The General” until he knew every frame. 

Jordan has worked in the film business since he was 12. He worked at the Edinburgh Film Festival, attended the Havana Film Festival in 1983, then started work in Production as a Second Assistant Director and has been a First Assistant Director for more than 30 years working on feature films, commercials and music videos. Before moving to Italy, Jordan was based in Los Angeles for 8 years working on films with Francis Ford Coppola, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robert De Niro, Jeff Bridges, Bruce Willis, Michelle Pfeiffer and Tony Scott.

His parents, Barbara and David Stone established the prestigious London art house cinema chain, The Gate Cinemas and Cinegate Distribution where they premiered films by Fassbinder, Rosi, Bertolucci, Wenders, Oshima, Szabo, Mizoguchi, Scorsese and Woody Allen, among other great filmmakers. Previously they had produced independent American feature films and documentaries and worked with filmmakers such as Robert Kramer and Adolfas and Jonas Mekas.

Jordan also started producing and has worked with Sofia Coppola, Spike Lee, Mike Figgis, Jake Scott and Willem Dafoe on various projects.

 CinemaStone was founded in 1998 and the goal was to establish an original language film program in cinemas in Italy and to create a film production service for feature films, commercials and music videos.

 In 1998, Jordan started programming the Cinema Mexico and Cinema Centrale in Milan, Italy with films in their original language. He invited directors such as Bernardo Bertolucci and his "Last Tango in Paris" and Perry Henzell and his "The Harder They Come" to
"show their films again, for the first time".

 He was the only cinema to program "Titanic" and "The Full Monty" in original language exclusively in Italy. 

He has also written "film pieces" for Conde Nast and Vogue Italia.

In late 2009 Jordan started to write, produce and direct "Irwin & Fran". A feature film with and about Professor Irwin Corey and his wife for over 70 years, Fran. The film also stars actress Susan Sarandon and comedian, political activist Dick Gregory. The film won Best Narrative Film at the 2013 People's Film Festival in New York City.

In 2010 Jordan was the Italian Producer of Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere" which won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.

In 2011 Jordan produced the Dutch feature film Claustrofobia.



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2010 Film Festivals/Lectures:
63rd Cannes-
Snoooep Films Producer

Venice -"Somewhere"
Italian Producer

NabaWood Film Festival, Milan -Jury member
Bocconi University, Milan- Guest Lecturer
London International Film Festival- "Somewhere"-
Italian Producer

30th African Film Festival, Verona - Jury member


2011 Film Festivals:
64th Cannes-Producer/Director
of "Irwin & Fran"

Producer of "Claustrofobia" LINK
MIFF-Presenter of Best Actress Award
Le Giornate del Cinema Muto Pordenone, Italy


2012 Film Festivals/Lectures:
University of Brescia-Lecturer
Le Giornate del Cinema Muto Pordenone, Italy

2013 Film Festivals/Screenings:
The Friars Club, NY-"Irwin & Fran"
The People's Film Festival, Harlem NY-"Irwin & Fran"
La Biennale Di Venezia 
55th International Art Exhibition
GLASSSTRESS 2013-Contributing Artist 
Le Giornate del Cinema Muto, Pordenone Italy

2014 Film Festivals/Screenings:
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The Riverside Studios,UK -"Irwin & Fran"
Cinema Mexico, Italy -
"Irwin & Fran"

Anthology Film Archives, NYC -"Irwin & Fran" LINK
Woodstock Comedy Festival, NY - "Irwin & Fran" 
Spazio Oberdan, Milan, Italy -"Irwin & Fran" Link
Le Giornate del Cinema Muto, Pordenone Italy
Soho House NYC -
Screening - "Irwin & Fran"

18th UK Jewish Film Festival   "Irwin & Fran" LINK

2015 Film Festivals/Screenings:
23rd Toronto Jewish Film Festival, Canada - 
"Irwin & Fran" Link
68th Cannes
Le Giornate del Cinema Muto, Pordenone Italy

2016 Film Festivals/Lectures:
Mohole University-
​​​​​​​Guest Lecturer

Le Giornate del Cinema Muto, Pordenone Italy

 
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