Filmmaker, storyteller, voice actor, weekend warrior, creative director, occasional punk rocker, pub trivia champ, obsessive sports fan. As seen on TV.
Jordan Beck is the Chief Operations Officer of Fun Academy Media Group as well as the 2D sequence director and voice actor for the animated feature film "Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero." His duties on the film included the direction of all vintage-inspired map/propaganda animations and motion graphics, as well as the casting and direction of secondary voice roles including his own as Stubby’s squadmate and occasional antagonist, Elmer Olsen. For the studio, Jordan balances the creative aspects of filmmaking with the business of entertainment, overseeing day-to-day production, sales, and outreach efforts across Fun Academy’s international footprint.
Jordan is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area but spent the majority of his youth in rural southwest Georgia. He began auditing college courses at Andrew College in Cuthbert, Georgia when he was 12 years old and enrolled as a degree-seeking student three years later. At age 19, he graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in Film Studies.
From 2009-2016, Jordan served as entertainment and creative director at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center, a $110 million, 190,000-square-foot interactive tribute to the American Soldier. Jordan’s responsibilities – which began on opening day and extended through the first seven years of operations – included multimedia/giant screen cinema production, IMAX operations and film buying, audio-visual integration for galleries, entertainment booking, and educational programming. During his time there, the National Infantry Museum received the Themed Entertainment Association’s prestigious THEA Award for Outstanding Achievement (Museums) and was voted the “Best Free Museum in America” by USA Today. In 2015, Jordan led the conversion of the museum’s 15/70 film-based IMAX theatre to a Christie 6P laser projection system, one of the first installations of its kind in the world.
He earned his first screen credit as associate producer and field recordist on the giant screen film "Soldiers’ Stories" (2014), telling the events of the Battle of the Somme in World War I through the voices of modern combat veterans. The film was produced by Academy Award-winner Nick Reed and is the final screen appearance by Academy Award-winner Mickey Rooney. Jordan also co-produced country singer Tim Maggart’s music video “A Link (in the Chain of Freedom)” in 2013 and spent four years on the road as bassist and guitarist for Nashville recording artist Joey Allcorn.
In 2012, Jordan wrote, edited and narrated featurettes to accompany "The American Road to Victory documentary" trilogy’s national PBS broadcasts and collector’s edition DVD sets. The series creator, Richard Lanni, then enlisted Jordan to co-produce a follow-up series focusing on the WWI centennial, a project which ultimately led to the production of Sgt. Stubby and the founding of Fun Academy.
In addition to his work in the entertainment industry, Beck currently serves as a military intelligence Captain (O3) in the Georgia Army National Guard. He is also an Eagle Scout.
  • Producer (4 Credits)
    Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero2018
    Animation, Feature
    A Link (In the Chain of Freedom)2013
    Music Video, Short
    Soldiers' Stories2013
    Documentary, Short, Virtual Reality, Web / New Media
    Clara Potts Hates You!2005
    Short, Student
  • Editor (1 Credit)
    Clara Potts Hates You!2005
    Short, Student
  • Acting (1 Credit)
    Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero2018
    Animation, Feature
  • Cinematographer (1 Credit)
    Clara Potts Hates You!2005
    Short, Student
Best Animation
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Gold Movie Awards
London
2019
Karen Black Audience Choice – Narrative Feature
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Macon Film Festival
Macon, GA
2019
Official Selection
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Moving Parts Film Festival
Los Angeles, CA
2019
Nominated: Best Animated Film, Best Performance in an Animated Film (Helena Bonham Carter)
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
National Film Awards
London
2019
Official Selection
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
North Beach American Film Festival
North Beach, MD
2018
Best Animation
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Veterans Film Festival
Canberra
2018
Best Animated Film
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Trinity International Film Festival
Detroit, MI
2018
Best Feature Film – Animation/Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Tri-Cities International Film Festival
Richland, WA
2018
Official Selection
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Spark Animation 2018
Vancouver, BC
2018
Grand Prize – Best Animated Feature
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Silver State Film Festival
Las Vegas, NV
2018
Best Original Score (Patrick Doyle), Molly Davis Animal Advocacy Award (Richard Lanni, Jordan Beck)
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Scruffy City Film & Music Festival
Knoxville, TN
2018
Official Selection
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Royal Starr Film Festival
Birmingham, MI
2018
Best Children's Animation
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Rhode Island International Film Festival
Providence, RI
2018
Official Selection
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Rendezvous Film Festival
Amelia Island, FL
2018
Official Selection
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Regina International Film Festival and Awards
Regina, SK
2018
Best Animated Feature
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Reel East Texas Film Festival
Kilgore, TX
2018
Nominated: Best Feature Film
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Paris Art & Movie Awards
Paris
2018
Official Selection
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Park City International Film Festival
Park City, UT
2018
Best Animated Feature
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Palm Springs International Animation Festival & Expo
Palm Springs, CA
2018
Best Animation
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Open World Toronto Film Festival
Toronto, ON
2018
Nominated: Best Film, Best Animation, Best Original Score, Best Sound Design
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
North Europe International Film Festival
London
2018
Official Selection
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Western New York Film, Art & Music Event (F.A.M.E.)
Batavia, NY
2018
Best Animation
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Around International Film Festival (ARFF) Barcelona
Barcelona
2018
Best Animation, Best U.S. Military Feature
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Borderscene Film Festival
Las Cruces, NM
2018
Winner: Best Director – Narrative Feature; Nominated: Best Narrative Feature
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Antakya International Film Festival
Antakya
2018
Official Selection
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Montreal International Animation Festival
Montreal, QC
2018
Official Selection
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Montana International Film Festival
Billings, MT
2018
Best Animated Feature
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Mid Tenn Film Fest
Smyrna, TN
2018
Best Animation
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes
Cannes
2018
Best Feature
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Animation Studio Festival
Los Angeles, CA
2018
Approved Film: Ages 6-12
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
KIDS FIRST! Film Festival
Nationwide
2018
Official Selection
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
JuniorFest: International Film Festival for Children and Youth
Dobřany
2018
Best Animated Feature
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
JellyFEST Film Festival
North Hollywood, CA
2018
Official Selection
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Interrobang Film Festival
Des Moines, IA
2018
Official Selection: Best Score, Feature Film (Patrick Doyle)
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
International Sound & Music Festival
Pula
2018
Official Selection
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
International Kids Film Festival
Bangalore
2018
Official Selection
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
International Film Festival Manhattan
New York City, NY
2018
Best Animated Feature
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Hollywood Divine International Film Festival
Camp Hill, PA
2018
Best Animated Feature
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
American Filmatic Arts Awards
Brooklyn, New York
2018
Official Selection: Best Film Made By or Starring Veterans or Military
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
G.I. Film Festival
San Diego, CA
2018
Official Selection
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Festival Audiovisual Infantil y Juvenil
Merida
2018
Best Animation
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Family Film Festival
Provo, UT
2018
Official Selection
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Catskill International Film Festival
Callicoon, NY
2018
Special Presentation: Veterans Day Centennial Screening
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Napa Valley Film Festival
Yountville, CA
2018
Official Selection
Soldiers' Stories
Raindance Film Festival
London
2015
Official Selection
Soldiers' Stories
DOCUTAH
St. George, UT
2015
Official Selection
Soldiers' Stories
Traverse City Film Festival
Traverse City, MI
2015
Best 3D Content
Soldiers' Stories
New Media Film Festival
Los Angeles, CA
2015
College
University of Georgia
Film Studies
20032005
College
Andrew College
History & Humanities
20012003
Birth City
Oakland, California
Current City
Columbus, Georgia
Starting at age 8, Jordan would sit in on his father's Fine Arts courses at Georgia Southwestern State University. At 12, Jordan began auditing courses at Andrew College in Cuthbert, GA, entering as a degree-seeking student at 15 and graduating summa cum laude with degrees in History and Humanities two years later, ultimately completing his undergraduate in Film Studies at the University of Georgia with honors at age 19.
2006-2010: national tours with alternative country artist Joey Allcorn, opening for Th' Legendary Shack Shakers, Brantley Gilbert, Confederate Railroad, Chris Cagle, Crossfade, and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Still serving as a military intelligence officer in the Georgia Army National Guard, holding the rank of Captain (O3).
Prior to moving to the South in 1991, Jordan's father Dennis was a freelance artist and blues guitarist in San Francisco. Upon arrival in rural Georgia, Dennis found that his style was best suited to black gospel music, joining a band called The Tears of Joy and performing in small African-American churches across Georgia and Alabama. When Jordan was 11, he joined the band as an organist. This experience was the subject of his first student film project, a short documentary entitled "I Wanna Be Ready: Gospel, The Blues, and the Rural Black Church Experience".
Filmmaker, storyteller, voice actor, weekend warrior, creative director, occasional punk rocker, pub trivia champ, obsessive sports fan. As seen on TV.