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Jordan Canning


B: August 3, 1982 in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Jordan Canning is a Canadian film director and writer. She has directed over a dozen short films which have screened at festivals all over the world including the Toronto International Film Festival, the Tribeca Film Festival and Interfilm Berlin. Canning’s films have won a number of awards, including two Golden Sheaf Awards, three awards at the NSI Online Short Film Festival, and top prize at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival RBC Emerging Filmmaker Competition. Canning directed all twenty-three episodes of the IPF-supported web series Space Riders: Division Earth for CTV. The show won the 2014 Canadian Screen Award for Best Digital Series and four Canadian Comedy Awards, including Best Director. Canning’s first feature film We Were Wolves screened at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. In 2015, Canning was awarded the Women In the Director’s Chair Feature Film Award for her second feature film, Suck It Up (2017), which premiered at the 2017 Slamdance Film Festival. In 2016, Canning made her foray into television, directing on Saving Hope and This Hour Has 22 Minutes, where she became the first female director on the show as well as many others including the highly lauded Schitt’s Creek. Her 2020 NFB animated short 4 North A, was selected to have its World Premiere at TIFF.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Pillowtalk (2015, short)
Thick & Thin (2006, short)
Here On In (2007, short)
Bedroom (2008, short)
Kitchen (2008, short)
Countdown (2009, short)

Not Over Easy (2010, short)
Oliver Bump’s Birthday (2011, short)
Seconds (2012, short)
The Tunnel (The Big Dirty Ol’ Hole, 2013, short)
We Were Wolves (2014)
Suck It Up (2016)
Ordinary Days (2017)

4 North A (2020, animation, short)

TV Series:
Saving Hope (2017, 1 episode)
This Hour Has 22 Minutes (206, 2017, 5 episodes)
Burden of Truth (2018, 2 episodes)
The Detail (2018, 2 episodes)
Baroness Von Sketch Show (2018-2019, 20 episodes)
Little Dog (2019, 2 episodes)
Schitt’s Creek (2019-2020, 12 episodes)

Family Law (2020)

Digital Series:
Space Riders: Division Earth (2013-2014, 23 episodes)

Ordinary Days, poster,