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Meet Jordan Pfeifer of ONYX Films in West LA

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jordan Pfeifer.

Jordan, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
About a year ago, I came up with the concept of an all-female art collective, which progressed into a female-led (and female-identifying/non-binary) production company. I absolutely love horror, and I think the experience of being a woman is often horrific, so I knew that I wanted our films to blend social commentary with the genre. I interned at Blumhouse for a semester, and there, I met my partner in ONYX, Anastasia Zavodnick. We both have a love for female-driven narrative and anything dark, so we knew we’d be perfect partners in this endeavor. Now, we’ve grown to 40 members and are working on our third film within six months of founding the company.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It’s been hard work to be able to pull off producing shorts on the side while still in film school, and especially during a global pandemic. We had to push our recent film, VEINS, off five times for safety reasons. However, on that 5th time, we made sure everyone was tested negative for COVID-19 and it was a very smooth shoot.

Please tell us about ONYX Films.
ONYX Films is a female-led production company with the goal of introducing more stories about women to the film industry. We want to bring more women together behind the camera and normalize female department heads in order to challenge the power and normalization of the currently male-dominated film industry and create genuine, raw female-centric stories. Since we are an intersectional production company, we aim to create a place for inclusive storytelling by providing a platform for the underrepresented groups in the film industry. This includes the LGBTQ+ community and women of color. We are extremely proud to be able to defy the norms in the industry and create a place for women, the LGBTQ+ community, and POC to be represented.

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Collaboration is the most important thing for my success. There are a ton of moving parts that go into filmmaking, and having clever, competent, and creative women by my side to help me tell the stories that I believe need to be told makes it much more beautiful.

Contact Info:

  • Website: www.onyx-films.com
  • Phone: 512-550-9986
  • Email: onyx.films.contact@gmail.com
  • Instagram: @onyx.films
  • Facebook: @onyxfilmsproductioncompany

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