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
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 foreign 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 went on to win 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.