JORDAN OLDER

In 1994 Jordan Older became the first American soccer player to join a team in Brazil's oldest top flight professional soccer league, the Campeonato Paulista Serie A1, with Uniao Sao Joao Esporte Clube. In the same period Uniao Sao Joao also competed in the top flight of the Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A. Jordan Older is also one of the first Americans to play first team professional soccer in Europe playing as the starting center forward for FC Wangi of Switzerland in 1993 at age 20. Jordan Older has played soccer in Europe since age 15 and has played professionally in Europe, Brazil, and the United States and has traveled the world playing at the professional level on 3 continents and in 8 countries. Jordan Older was the first player in history to be digitally scanned in 3D by EA Sports for the popular FIFA video game. In December of 1994 Jordan Older was invited to, and participated in, the full senior US National Team training camp in December of 1994, by US National Team and USA World Cup Team head coach Bora Milutinovic in Mission Viejo, California.

Jordan Older is the founder and executive director of the Ventura Film Festival. Jordan is a graduate of Ventura High School and studied Physics at UCLA. Jordan Older is the 1st American soccer player in the Brazilian 1st Division (Serie A) and Brazilian Paulista Championship 1st Division (Serie A1). Jordan Older has been part of the US National Soccer Team training camp (soccer's Dream Team/Team USA) and played professional soccer on 3 continents and in 7 countries including the Brazilian 1st Division (Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A), Brazilian Paulista Championship 1st Division (O Paulistao/Campeonato Paulista Serie A1) and professional teams in Germany and Switzerland. Jordan has starred in a number of national and worldwide television commercials for Snickers, Intel, and Phillips and has appeared in popular television shows Power Rangers and Sweet Valley High and in major feature films such as Clueless and Strange Days. Jordan has been a SAG member since 1996.

Jordan Older, the Ventura Film Festival founder and executive director, was selected to appear, along with many of Hollywood's top stars, at the 50th Anniversary of West Side Story and Hollywood's footprint/handprint ceremony for Academy Award winners Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, and Academy Award nominee/Golden Globe winner Russ Tamblyn at the world famous Chinese Theater in Hollywood. This event also doubled as the official BluRay release by Fox and MGM of West Side Story, which is widely considered by critics and fans to be the best musical of all time.

At the Ventura Film Festival Jordan Older has been here responsible for bringing in Academy Award winning celebrities and films, and world premieres including Academy Award winner George Chakiris, Academy Award winner TJ Martin, Academy Award winner Shirley Jones, sold out screenings of Academy Award winning films The Cove, Inside Job, and Undefeated, Home Alone, and the 50th Anniversary of West Side Story.

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