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March 17, 2014

Goshen native to debut new movie, "Sand Castles," at River Bend Festival

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Mom, Connie, he said, ended up being the full-blown producer, carrying the team through post-production.

He said his parents were really an integral part of the process. “I feel really blessed to have my family step up the way they did,” he said. “They made the film happen.”

Auditions were held for actors, but the fate of one character in the movie hinged on a certain actor deciding to take the part.

Veteran character actor Clint Howard was the actor Jordon had in mind when writing the role of mechanic Todd Carlson.

In speaking of Howard, Jordon said, “That guy rocks. He’s sweet. The funny thing about Clint is we wrote the role for him. It had to be played by somebody perfect.”

Jordon did not want a cliched turn for the part. If they couldn’t get Howard, they’d have to rethink the role.

Fortunately, Howard loved the script. “He’s a total pro,” Jordon said, adding that Howard had been working as an actor since he was about 2 years old.

“He added this layer we needed,” Jordon said. Howard will even be attending the River Bend Film Festival and answering questions with Jordon.

Jordon will play Noah Daly, the brother of Lauren Daly (Anne Winters) who returns home after being kidnapped 10 years prior at age 5. (Winters stars as Kelsey on the ABC Family show “The Fosters.” And she is currently in Israel filming the TV Movie “Tyrant” for FX. That should premiere later this year.)

According to a synopsis of the film, Noah is the rock of the family and takes care his alcoholic mother Marie, played by Saxon Trainor, and his Uncle Tommy (Randy Spence), who is an ex-cop turned outlaw.

Tommy’s ex-partner Detective Cloud (Scott Jemison) comes to the family with news that Lauren was mysteriously found sitting outside a local diner and she’s possibly mute. The only the only possession with her is a copy of Charles Dickens’ “Great Expectations.”

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