Jordan Standley: Skateboarding, Filming, and the Texalona Series.
Growing up in the Dallas skateboarding community, you tend to run into a lot of really great and creative people that you would have otherwise never gotten the chance to meet outside of the skate world. This has spawned a really great atmosphere of friendships and personal growth that I'll probably never fully appreciate as much as I know that I should. Regardless, I am cognizant (at least a little) of that fact, which is why I'm always so excited to meet Dallas locals who shape our society like filmer/filmmaker, Jordan Standley.
I first met Jordan at the Texalona premiere a few years back at the iconic Texas Theatre. The videos concept seemed really interesting. The premise was described to me as being a mixture of clips from not only my home state of Texas, but also the city of every skateboarders dream: Barcelona, Spain.
I attended with my friend James Daniels and arrived to find a packed theatre. The video met and even exceeded my expectations. I shook hands with Jordan, but that would be the end of communication for a few years.
Fast forward to a month or so ago when I saw that Texalona 2 was coming out. I began promoting on a small scale the release of Texalona 2. I was beyond excited, but for personal reasons I was unable to make it to this premiere. I met up with Jordan during a skate sesh last week to purchase the video and support his creative mind. We got to talking and I really wanted to write an article about him and his relationship to skateboarding in general.
What originally got you into skateboarding?
Was skateboarding your motive behind getting into film?
How did the Texalona series come about?
For people out there that want to film their own full length skate video and host a video premiere, what advice do you have?
Do you have any projects you're currently working on?
I love doing these types of interviews. I always get so much out of them; I hope you have too. You can stay connected with Jordan and follow him for updates on future projects: