Jordan Hogg


Jordan is a BAFTA-winning television drama director from Yorkshire with a disability (cerebral palsy); he has over 70 hours of broadcast TV credits and first trained through the Channel 4 Cultural Diversity Network scheme. Jordan is currently lead-directing the new fourth series of Channel 4 prime-time drama Ackley Bridge for The Forge Entertainment, having previously directed the final 2 x 60-minutes episodes of the third season.

Jordan first honed his skills as a director on series 6 & 7 of the critically acclaimed Shameless for Company Pictures/Channel 4 and then was selected to be a member of Channel 4’s Shooting Party. Jordan then joined Channel 4’s Hollyoaks in 2010 where he directed over 40 episodes over a three-year stint and was nominated for the Channel 4 CDN “Best Breakthrough Talent” Award. Jordan has since gone on to direct episodes for flagship BBC1 medical-drama-series Casualty (one of his episodes won a BAFTA in 2018), ITV’s Coronation Street and the BBC spin-off from Radio 4 series Craven. For children’s drama, Jordan has directed The Evermoor Chronicles for Disney, The Dumping Ground for CBBC and across two seasons of CBBC’s comedy-drama So Awkward for Channel X, for which was nominated for a children’s-BAFTA. Jordan also completed his short film The Last Conjuror, starring Sylvester McCoy, which he wrote, produced and directed.

Jordan is represented in the US by Evan Lewis and Steve Smith at Stagecoach Entertainment.

BAFTA AWARD: WINNER Casualty: Best Continuing Drama Episode (2018)
Television (broadcast):
Ackley Bridge Season 4 The Forge Entertainment / Channel 4
Lead-director of the new fourth series of the hit Channel 4 drama (2020)
Executive Producers: George Ormond
Ackley Bridge Season 3 The Forge Entertainment / Channel 4
Director of the final 2 x 60’ episodes of the new series of the hit Channel 4 drama (2019)
Executive Producers: Alex Lamb & George Ormond
Casualty BBC Drama / BBC1
Director of 9 x 60 min for the prime-time medical drama series (2015 – 2019)
Winner of Best Continuing Drama BAFTA 2018 – Jordan’s episode was selected
Producer: Dafydd Llewelyn / Executive Producers: Oliver Kent & Kate Oates
Coronation Street ITV Studios / ITV1
35 x 30 minutes for the long-running soap (2016-2019)
Series Producer: Kate Oates / Iain MacLeod
The Evermoor Chronicles Lime Pictures / Disney UK
Director of 5 x 30 min episodes for the children’s mystery-drama series (2015)
Series Producer: Tim Compton / Executive Producers: Kate Little & Claire Poyser
So Awkward Channel X / CBBC
Director of 12 x 30-min episodes for the first and second series CBBC children’s comedy-drama series (2014-2015)
Nominated for a Children’s-BAFTA Award
Series Producer: Sally Martin / Executive Producer: Alan Marke
The Dumping Ground CBBC / CBBC Drama
5 x 30 minutes of the children’s drama series
Craven BBC Learning / Savvy Productions
5 TV spin-off films from the hit Radio 4 series starring Maxine Peake (2014)
Series Producer: Justine Potter
 Doctors BBC Drama / BBC1
Regular episodes for the popular daytime soap. Over 40 episodes (2012 – 2014)
Hollyoaks Lime Pictures / Channel 4
Core director for the stylised and BAFTA winning teen soap. Over 40 episodes (2010 – 2013)
Hollyoaks ‘T4 on the Beach’ Lime Pictures / Channel 4
Directed special segments of characters attending the real-life concert in Weston-Super-Mare
 Hollyoaks 2010/2011 Title Sequences
Directed actors to be incorporated in the new Hollyoaks title sequence. Heavy use of Green Screen, CGI and wire work
Shameless Company Pictures North / Channel 4 / Think Bigger
Graduate Trainee Director on series 6 & 7 of the Channel 4 show
Cast Offs Eleven Films / Channel 4 / Think Bigger
Trainee director on the Channel 4 series. Shadowing director (Amanda Boyle) and shooting ‘behind the scenes’ footage
Collective Encounters Community Channel / Media Trust
Writer and director of a collection of dramatic extracts in a cinematic style with a homeless theatre group for broadcast with a digital broadcaster
Short film:
The Last Conjuror Hoax Motion Pictures
Writer and director of short film about the last magician – starring Sylvester McCoy (2015)
The Shooting Party Maverick TV / Channel 4
Writer and director of a 3 Minute Wonder as part of The Shooting Party series
Shameless DVD Extras Company Pictures North / Channel 4
Co-producer of the extras for the series 6 DVD release
Television writing (in development):
Just Normal Hare and Tortoise
Co-creator (along with Dafydd Llewelyn) of this original comedy-drama series (under option)
Professional Education & Training:
8-week multi-camera training/shadow directing block on ITV1’s Coronation Street. Funded by Think Bigger Scheme (2014)
Selected for the Channel 4 Disabled Drama Scheme (2014)
BA (Honors) Film Studies, Hull University
Directing Actors: Tutor; Brian Gilbert, NFTS
Directing Multi-Camera TV Drama: Tutor Laurence Moody, NFTS
Week-long one-on-one session with ‘Coronation Street director Lawrence Moody. Drawing floor plans, camera scripts, studio practical, directing a multi-camera piece, etc.
Writing and Story-lining TV Drama: NFTS
Awards & Nominations:
The Guardian March 2008 “Next Big Thing”
CDN “Most Outstanding New Talent” 2010