EXCLUSIVE: UTA has signed writer, director, comedian and actor Jordan Firstman (Rotting in the Sun) for representation in all areas, with an eye toward securing him new opportunities across film, television, theater and more.
Firstman is coming off of his breakout starring role in the darkly comedic thriller Rotting in the Sun, co-written and directed by Sebastián Silva, which was acquired by MUBI after world premiering at Sundance 2023. Silva and Firstman play versions of themselves in the pic, which went on to be nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards. Pic finds Silva detached from life, struggling to succeed in the art world and habitually taking ketamine. When he meets social media influencer Firstman at a nudist beach, the two discuss collaborating, but fate has other plans.
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Previously, Firstman has also been seen on FX’s Dave and the Disney+ Marvel series Ms. Marvel, as well as in Kenya Barris’s starry Netflix rom-com You People with Jonah Hill, Eddie Murphy and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. He made his Sundance debut in 2018 with the short film Men Don’t Whisper, which he co-created and directed, and currently has multiple projects in development for both film and television.
Firstman is active on the brand partnerships side as well, having written and starred in a Versace short film for Vogue, appeared in Thom Browne’s Spring 2021 collection’s short film and show, and starred in ads for top tech brands like Bumble and Spotify. He will continue to be represented by manager Theo Battaglia at All My Friends Inc. and Victoria Cook at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz.