Efran Films is an Emmy-winning production company that creates quality films for television and digital release.
Shawn Efran is a a Peabody- and seven-time Emmy-winning producer/director. He is the founder of Efran Films, a production company focused on creating quality factual programs for television, digital and theatrical distribution. Efran Films clients include Investigation Discovery, Oxygen, Bravo, Food Network, History, HLN, ABC, NBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time, The Weather Channel, Telemundo, Thrillist, Upworthy, AOL, Netflix, Forbes, Cigna, GM, American Express, Colgate and many more.
The company has won four Emmys in the last five years as well as the IRE, a Murrow, a Polk, multiple SPJs and many others commendations. Before launching Efran Films, Shawn was a producer at CBS’s 60 Minutes and had the good fortune to produce stories from every continent except Australia.
Jordan went from being a firefighter/EMT to a reality television savant!
After graduating from East Carolina University, Mallari worked as the assistant to Mark Burnett for three years beginning with the second season of Survivor (CBS), and then later producing Burnett’s shows including The Casino (FOX) and The Apprentice (NBC). Since then, Mallari’s work as an executive producer, director, and showrunner has taken him all over the globe (he’s worked in every state in America minus Alaska). Some of his credits include: Dual Survival (Discovery), Oprah’s Big Give (NBC), Outback Hunters (History), Mudcats (Nat Geo), Comic Book Men (AMC), Jockey’s (Animal Planet), Step It Up & Dance (Bravo), Ultimate BBQ Showdown (CBS) and BBQ Pitmasters (Destination America). This former firefighter has a thing for smoke and when he takes a breath from developing new digital and cable series, Jordan can be found at home firing up his Lang barbecue smoker for day-long cooks.
Benita Alexander hails from Perth, Australia. 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 an Edward R. Murrow. When she isn’t busy being a journalist and mom, she’s doing salsa spins on the dance floor.