“I did the thing I was told to do, but it wasn’t what I wanted. I’m pretty strong but if you bully me enough, it’ll wear me down.” A nonfiction reflection on being out of the closet. As a queer person of color, it’s taken me a long time to be as comfortable as I am through navigating forms of intimacy, gender, and self worth. It doesn’t always get better, but you’re beautiful however you decide to present, including the choice of garments you decide to wear.
A collector of souvenir state spoons and overpriced Uni Alpha Gel lead pencils, Jordan Wong is a Chinese-American experimental animator and nonfiction filmmaker driven by emotional honesty and analog processes.
He received a BFA in Film/Animation/Video at Rhode Island School of Design and is currently based in Los Angeles as an MFA candidate in California Institute of the Art’s Experimental Animation program.
His films have screened internationally, including DOK Leipzig, NewFest, Animafest Zagreb, Japan Media Arts Festival, and the Ann Arbor Film Festival, where he was awarded the Tom Berman Award for Most Promising Filmmaker for the film MOM’S CLOTHES.
In his free time, he enjoys listening to podcasts, embroidering, and interacting with cats and/or dogs.