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Jordan Barker is a director, filmmaker, and entrepreneur; he has produced 4 films plus commercials for Molsons, Barbie, Mattel, and more.
Gearshift has produced campaigns for Zellers, Pepsi, 1Bloor, The Ritz Carlton, Porsche, MoonSand, AirHogs, Pixos and more. The company was founded in 2002 by Jordan. The idea behind Gearshift was to put the creative, design, editing, animation, and production studio all under one roof, giving our clients unparalleled access, flexibility and value for a very competitive price.
Meet Jordan for lunch or get a tour of Gearshift by bidding your volunteer hours. He can't wait to meet you too!
Gearshift Demo Reel plus some other selected works.
Jordan Barker is a director best known for The Marsh (2006), My Brother's Keeper (2004) and Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy (2006). He is also the Founder and President of Gearshift Inc. - a vertically integrated creative, production and post-production house focusing on broadcast and new media projects. He is the face of the company and the last word on everything that goes out the door here. His experience as a major motion picture director, his passion for film and his inventive creative vision is the continuing cog that makes the Gearshift machine run.
Jordan studied film production at York University and graduated from Sheridan College’s world-renowned digital animation program. He made his feature film debut as director in the award-winning My Brother’s Keeper, which was released theatrically in Canada through Lions Gate Films. His other directing credits include Sony Pictures' The Marsh starring Academy Award winner Forrest Whitaker and Gabrielle Anwar, and the thriller Duress starring Martin Donovan, which opened to rave reviews at North America’s leading genre film festival Fantastic Fest.
Bidders must be able to get themselves to Toronto to receive their reward. Rewards also cannot be redeemed between the dates of May 14, 2014 - May 25, 2014 as Jordan will be out of town.
Grab a lunch and tour with Jordan at Gearshift
Enjoy a healthy lunch with Jordan, his colleagues at Gearshift, and up to two other bidders. Feel free to chat with him about anything from his past feature films to how they get ideas for their work. In addition, Jordan will be your tour guide as you check out the awesome studios where commercials and films are made. You'll be able to see the entire process from creating the idea to production to the editing and animation work. If you ask nicely, Jordan may even give you some free paraphernalia.