Jordan Salvatoriello is a media artist specializing in social issue documentary video and photography. Her work seeks to illuminate the human condition and ultimately evoke social change through education and entertainment.
Ms. Salvatoriello earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Boston University in 1999, and her writing and photography has since appeared in various regional publications including the Boston Globe, Playbill Magazine and Examiner.com. To further nurture her creative voice, she combined her love of story with PR and brand strategy at Cone Communications in 2006, and has supervised major national accounts, including both for- and non-profit clients. She produced award-winning interactive media campaigns, marketing videos and web-based projects to effectively build brand-to-consumer relationships through artistic and innovative storytelling.
Ms. Salvatoriello earned her M.F.A. in Media Art, a three-year terminal degree program, from Emerson College in May 2012, and received Emerson’s Graduate Program Award for Creative and Academic Excellence. Her work is often drawn out of personal passions, as an activist, feminist, philanthropist and journalist. Her acclaimed documentary short, Graceland Girls (2012) won the Director’s Guild of America Jury Prize for Women Filmmakers, the Gold Circle Award from the Caucus for Writers, Producers and Directors, the Maria Menounos of EXTRA’s “Take Action Hollywood” Award, and the Diamond Award from the California Film Awards. The film was an Official Selection at the Boston International Film Festival, Peace on Earth Film Festival, Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival, Chicago International Social Change Film Festival and Women’s Independent Film Festival, where it won “Best of Feminism on Film,” “Best Director,” “Best Cinematography” and “Best Editor.” It’s a compelling story about Kenyan girls who struggle against familial, economic and societal pressures to escape child marriage and achieve academically, with the hope of joining the ranks of the next generation of Kenyan leadership.
Jordan is an avid traveler and adventurer, is one of eleven children and resides in Boston, MA. Currently, she is co-producing a documentary feature about a young girl with Asperger’s Syndrome as she completes her education at Perkins School for the Blind, the esteemed alma mater to Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller.
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