Jordan Plotsky has a passion for wildlife and wilderness. Since 1998, he has been producing films and television on subjects ranging from threatened condors to threatening criminals. He has shuffled through snows of Yellowstone and bushwhacked through the jungles of Papua New Guinea to capture the world’s beauty and drama.
Jordan is currently producing media for non-profit organizations such as The Nature Conservancy, East Bay Regional Park District, and the Golden Gate Audubon Society. He recently worked with Doug McConnell on a special series of environmental reports for NBC Bay Area.
Jordan’s two most recent award winning documentaries, “Home for Hawksbill” (2010) and “Titans of the Coral Sea” (2005), explore the issues of conservation and culture change in the South Pacific nations of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. They were co-produced with The Nature Conservancy’s lead Melanesian scientist Richard Hamilton. Each has had successful festival runs and has been broadcast internationally.
Jordan worked with Indigo Films (2008-2009) to produce two series for Discovery Networks. He produced 3 episodes for “I Almost Got Away With It”, a fast paced series that follows fugitives eluding justice, and the investigators who pursue them. He produced 2 episodes for “Toughest Military Jobs” which explores the most dangerous, extreme, biggest and dirtiest jobs in the military.
Jordan is thrilled to have produced for “Bay Area Backroads” (2007-2008). Hosted by Doug McConnell, this long running and well loved series explored the extraordinary people and places of Northern California and the American West. While the show ended in 2008, it lives on through Open Road TV.
Jordan Plotsky founded Firelight Films (1998-2005) and produced dozens of videos for non-profit organizations, scientists, and educators.
In addition to film and television production, Jordan has worked as a commercial fisherman in Alaska, a carpenter, and as a naturalist. He is also proud to have worked with the Watershed Institute and Return of the Natives for many years. With them, he worked to involve students and the community in restoring habitat throughout the Monterey Bay region.
Jordan Plotsky holds a Bachelor of Arts in Teledramatic Arts and Technologies from California State University Monterey Bay, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Natural History Filmmaking and Communication from the University of Otago.