DILLON D JORDAN
President / CEO
Dillon D Jordan founded PaperChase films in 2013 and has rapidly achieved acclaim for his strong cinematic sensibilities, protecting investor relationships, and funding provocative, award-winning material. His recent projects include: The Kindergarten Teacher (Executive Producer), which won Best Director (US Drama) for Sara Colangelo at Sundance, and was acquired by Netflix for North American distribution. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Gael Garcia Bernal play the lead roles. Bodied (Associate Producer), directed by the legendary Joseph Kahn and produced by Adi Shankar and Eminem has received rave reviews in the press and won three Audience Awards — TIFF (Midnight Madness category), AFI (American Independents category) and Fantastic Fest. He is currently producing two films: Skin written and directed by Guy Nattiv, starring Jamie Bell, Danielle MacDonald & Vera Farmiga, and Heavy, directed by Jouri Smit, starring Sophie Turner and Daniel Zovatto.
SAMIR M PATEL
Samir Patel is a Principal and Co-Founder of IRA Capital, where he handles sourcing of transactions, equity and debt for IRA’s various investment programs throughout the country. Samir has been active in private equity for the past 15 years and helped raise over $500 million of equity. With over a billion dollars in transactions, he has invested in numerous industries including real estate, technology/software, healthcare, entertainment, food & beverage and consumer goods.
DARIN DE STEFANO
Executive Coordinator / IT
Darin De Stefano is a writer, editor and technical consultant who studies issues related to personal computing, human intelligence, social media and security. He engineered publishing systems for IDG as well as various magazines and newspapers. His interests include Film, Neuroscience, Psychology and Animal Communication.
Producer / Social Media Strategist
Ethan has already gained acclaim, at his young age of 18, for delivering a number of award-winning projects to destinations including the Cannes Film Festival and Netflix. His unique vision and abilities have elevated the visibility of films and digital campaigns worldwide, making him a valuable asset in PaperChase Films.