What Industry Professionals Are Saying About Actress Jordan Rice
“For the past four weeks, I’ve been directing all kinds of people in the film SELMA. Seasoned vets and those making their feature debut. Names you know and names not known. Americans, Brits, French, German, Women and men. Old friends and total strangers. Hundreds upon hundreds of extras. Stunt people and doubles. But nothing beats the kids. It’s hard for anyone to walk onto a set and keep their focus. Let alone a child. But we had a group of children in a crucial scene the other day who shined so bright and beautiful, it took my breath away. I’m so very grateful to them and their parents.”
Ava DuVernay, SELMA Director
“Jordan’s fantastic ability to connect with her character’s mental and emotional state in a believable way is only eclipsed by her professional work ethic and ability to apply new direction immediately. She is a pleasure to have on set.”
–Richard Hempton, Director
on Jordan’s work as the lead in the Short Film “All of Me”
“I first met Jordan Rice in her role as Denise McNair in the theatrical production, 4 Little Girls, directed by Afemo and Elisabeth Omilami. I served as stage manager for this production which was held at the Martin Luther King International Chapel on the campus of Morehouse College. What I observed about Jordan during rehearsal is that she was a hardworking and serious young actress who develops her characters thoroughly. I was impressed with her ability to read and interpret the script in a remarkable manner. She put time and thought into her character which allowed her to portray a character’s emotions in a way that was truly extraordinary. Energetic, hardworking, humble, and bright are words that accurately describe Jordan. She’s very pleasant and maintains a sincere, southern smile. I believe without question that all of these innate qualities working in concert with her acting skills will make Jordan a phenomenal actress. It was an absolute joy to work with her and an absolute joy to see her move on to higher heights, which I witnessed, when I saw Jordan in the movie, Selma. Jordan, when you walk onstage to receive an Oscar, don’t forget to give a shout-out to Miss P! It’s going to happen…I can feel it!”
Pamela Franklin Stegall Stage Manager
Ms. P. Productions, LLC Atlanta, Georgia
“We have always been inspired by Jordan’s talent and professionalism. That is why, when writing the role of Ashley in our short film THEY, Jordan was the first person we reached out to, hoping she would say yes! She is a joy to work with and has such a positive personality, which is why we insisted she host the premiere as well!”
Sean Pharms, Producer of the award winning short film, THEY
5 thoughts on “About”
I love the way life is a circle. That bombing scene in Selma hit me like a ton of bricks because I had not long did an interview about this church bombing. Bravo.
Wow. Thank you. The circle is real and the world is small! I got a chance to go to the church and talk with people there about the bombing. To be in the place where those girls were…
Hey- Is your interview printed/posted somewhere?
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Sorry it has taken me so long to respond. I don’t know how long Gist of Freedom keeps its interviews archived. You can try this hyperlink http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thegistoffreedom/2013/09/13/50th- anniversary-four-little-girls-church-bombing and if it does not take you directly to the interview, do a search for “50th Anniversary” – Four Little Girls, Church Bombing” on 9-13-2013.
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I am so proud of you Jordan for just being who you truly are. There is so much in store for you and the world is yours. I love you so much!