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 four-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. 

Jordan J. Mallari
VP of Development

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

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.

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