#26 Filmmaker Jordan Osmond is documenting a simpler way

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Jordan Osmond became obsessed with documentaries in his late teens, struck by how they were having an impact on the world and how he lived his life.

Wanting to create that same positive impact in the lives of others, yet not wanting to take on the exorbitant student loans of university, Jordan opted to teach himself how to use a camera and shoot stories by watching tutorials on YouTube.

In 2015, with a small group of nine other people, Jordan moved onto a 20-acre property in Gippsland where he lived for a year documenting simple living, permaculture and natural building as a way to reduce our ecological footprint. The result was the feature-length documentary A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity.

This project set Jordan’s documentary career in motion.

Over the last two years, Jordan has travelled New Zealand with his partner and fellow filmmaker Antoinette Wilson, creating their latest documentary Living the Change: Inspiring Stories for a Sustainable Future.

Spattered in amongst Jordan’s passion for sharing stories of simpler living, we also explore the crises facing our world today, why it’s important we share positive stories of change and how our reconnection to nature is essential to the healing of our planet.

RESOURCES MENTIONED

+ A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity
+ Living the Change: Inspiring Stories for a Sustainable Future
+ Michael Moore’s Bowling for Columbine
+ Robert Kenner’s Food Inc
+ Charles Eisenstein
+ The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible, Charles Eisenstein
+ The Ascent of Humanity, Charles Eisenstein

 

CONNECT WITH JORDAN

+ Website: happenfilms.com | livingthechangefilm.com
+ YouTube: Happen Films
+ Instagram: @jordosmond
+ Twitter: @happenfilms
+ Facebook: /happenfilms

 

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