Efran Films is an Emmy-winning production company that creates quality films for television and digital release.

Shawn Efran
Executive Producer

Shawn Efran is a Peabody- and three-time Emmy-winning producer/director. He is the founder of Efran Films, a production company focused on creating quality films for television and digital distribution. Efran Films clients include Discovery, ABC, NBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time, thrillist.com, The Weather Channel, Telemundo, AOL, Scripps, Forbes, Upworthy, Cigna, Chevy, American Express, Netflix, and many more. In 2014, Efran Films’ “Women in Prison” series for the New York Times was recognized as one of the best commercials of the year. In 2015, Efran Films won an Emmy, a Polk, interviewed President Obama, and was awarded the Investigative Reporters and Editors highest honor. In 2016, the company won multiple Editor and Publisher awards. In 2017, Efran Films received a Webby, a Murrow, and a Loeb. Before launching Efran Films, Shawn was a producer at CBS’s 60 Minutes. 

Brandon Kieffer
Senior Editor

Brandon Kieffer is an Emmy award-winning editor with over 12 years in the industry. When not editing he tends to be shooting imaginary weapons, thinking about having ideas, or doing the NYT crossword puzzle while simultaneously letting subway goers know when they’re being rude (which is almost always). He is currently human. 

Benita Alexander

Benita Alexander hails from Perth, Australia, 11,613 miles away. She traded the land down under for sweeping views of NYC from a Brooklyn high-rise. An established producer, writer and director, she’s been honored with numerous awards, including two Emmys, the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia, and Edward R. Murrow. When she isn’t busy being a journalist and mom, the most likely place to find her is doing Salsa spins on the dance floor.

Andreina Velazquez
Office Manager

Andreina Velazquez is a human. When she isn’t busy being a human, she enjoys astral projecting in full lotus. Her humanity is very real to her and her fellow human beings. When she was a modest ten years old, she learned that not everything is what it seems. From that day on, she dedicated her life to mastering the art of illusion.

Efran Films has offices in New York City and Toronto.
Efran Films NYC
243 W. 30th Street, Suite 302
New York, NY 10001
Efran Films Canada
245 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 12, Main Floor
Toronto, Ontario, M4P 3B7