Jordan Osmond

documentary filmmaker

Happen Films

documentary filmmaker

Happen Films

Jordan Osmond is a documentary filmmaker and the founder of Happen Films. He just finished working on the film A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity as well as short films about permaculture, tiny houses, voluntary simplicity, and sustainable living for my YouTube channel. He makes films as a way to hopefully make change towards a better world through inspiring others.

When I look at the current state of the world I see a lot of problems, but I also see a lot of amazing people making change towards a better way of living. I want to spend my life making a positive change in the world through my love of filmmaking.

Jordan Osmond

A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity is a feature length documentary Jordan Osmond made with Samuel Alexander of the Simplicity Institute. This is his first feature film and they made it on a budget of $11,260, all of it crowdfunded by generous supporters.

Over the course of 2015 he lived in a community in Gippsland, Australia where 9 people came together to take part in this documentary to explore and demonstrate a simpler way to live in response to global crises. Throughout the year they built tiny houses, planted veggie gardens, practised simple living, and learned how to live in community. This film is the product of hours and hours of footage that he shot during that year-long experiment in simple living.

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