Benjamin Jordan

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Benjamin soaring high above the Canadian Rockies while on expedition in 2016.
Benjamin Jordan
Personal information
Nationality Canada
Born November 20,1980
Residence British Columbia
Home town Toronto, Ontario
Occupation Paraglider expedition pilot / Filmmaker
Website www.benjaminjordan.com
Benjamin became the first person to fly over The Endless Chain in 2018.

Benjamin Jordan[edit]

Benjamin Jordan (born November 20, 1980) is a Canadian born documentary film director, producer, writer, and professional athlete. Born in Toronto, Jordan developed an interest in the visual arts at a young age. He began his career in the visual arts through pursuits of fashion and advertising photography. In 2006, Jordan and four friends completed a five-month, 8,000-kilometre skateboarding journey across mainland Canada to raise money for the fight against breast cancer. In 2010, Jordan successfully completed the first ever crossing of Canada by Powered Paraglider, earning the Guinness World Records title, and produced his first feature film documenting the journey in 2012 titled A Canadian Dream.

In 2012, Jordan successfully created The School of Dreams in Malawi, Africa and released his subsequent documentary film titled The Boy Who Flies in 2014. In 2016, Jordan completed a 39 day, 1,000km traverse across the Rockies in British Columbia by paraglider. He then produced the documentary film depicting the journey that same year titled, Strong The Wind Blows. In the summer of 2018, Benjamin Jordan became the first person to paraglide along the entire length of Southern Canada's Rocky Mountains, including the first flight above Jasper National Park's famous "Endless Chain" ridge. He then went on to produce a documentary film about the 52 day, 1,200km journey titled The Endless Chain.

Filmmaking[edit]

Jordan has created a number of paragliding and adventure films during his career as a filmmaker to include:

  • A Canadian Dream (2012)
  • The Boy Who Flies (2014)
  • Strong The Wind Blows (2016)
  • The Endless Chain (2018)
  • Fly Monarca (2021)

References[edit]

https://www.adventuresnw.com/the-endless-chain/

https://www.flyozone.com/paragliders/news/1200-km-by-paraglider-the-endless-chain

https://xcmag.com/news/strong-the-wind-blows-download-ben-jordans-film/

https://www.cloudbasemayhem.com/humanflight/strong-the-wind-blows/

https://www.hcpress.com/business/creators-of-the-boy-who-flies-to-visit-high-country-for-banff-meet-and-greet-at-footsloggers-sept-21.html

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/4-skateboarders-raise-40k-for-breast-cancer-research-1.620887


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