Jordan Hogg

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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’s directing credits include among others; BBC1 comedy-drama Ralph & Katie; Channel 4 prison-drama series Screw; Channel 5 drama-thriller The Blindspot; two seasons of Channel 4 school drama Ackley Bridge; BBC1 mystery-drama Death in Paradise; and period-drama All Creatures Great & Small.

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 went 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 Channel 4’s Hollyoaks (where he was nominated for the Channel 4 CDN “Best Breakthrough Talent” Award).

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

2020 BAFTA BREAKTHROUGH Jordan has been named a 2020 BAFTA UK Breakthrough:
BAFTA Breakthrough UK
BAFTA AWARD: WINNER Casualty: Best Continuing Drama Episode (2018)
Television (broadcast):
All Creatures Great & Small – Season 4 Playground Entertainment / Channel 5 Drama
Director of 2 x 60′ episodes for the period-drama adaptation, based on the books by James Herriot (2023)
Producer: Yvonne Francas / Executive Producer: Colin Callendar
The Blindspot Clapperboard TV / Channel 5 Drama
Director of 4 x 60′ psychological-thriller limited drama series (2023)
Producer: Pat Karem / Executive Producer: Mike Benson
Ralph & Katie – Season 1 ITV Studios / BBC1
Director for all 6 episodes of the first season of the drama spin-off of BBC1’s The A Word (2022)
Producer: Jules Hussey / Executive Producer: Patrick Spence
Screw – Season 1 STV Drama / Channel 4
Director of 3 x 60′ episodes for the first season of the prison-drama series (2021)
Producer: Brian Kaczynski / Executive Producer: Sarah Brown
Death in Paradise – Season 10 Red Planet Pictures / BBC1
Director for the tenth series of the 60′ prime-time mystery-drama series (2020)
Producer: Jim Poyser / Executive Producer: Tim Key
Ackley Bridge – Season 4 The Forge Entertainment / Channel 4
Director for the fourth series of the hit Channel 4 drama (2020)
Executive Producers: 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
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
Emmerdale ITV Studios / ITV1
12 x 30 minutes for the long-running soap (2019)
Series Producer: Jane Hudson
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
Award Nominations:
The Guardian March 2008 “Next Big Thing”
Cultural Diversity Network “Most Outstanding New Talent” 2010