Jenifer Westphal founded Wavelength Productions in 2015 with a mission to develop, fund, and produce films that tell great f**king stories. In her role as President and Executive Producer, Jenifer breaks barriers by taking a special interest in fostering female talent both on set and in the studio. Through Wavelength, she works tirelessly to find and support talented filmmakers in all stages of production on projects that resonate with broad audiences. Jenifer is also a benefactor of Chicago Media Project, where she currently sits on the board. Additionally, she recently served as a panelist on the Sundance Catalyst Round Table.
Outside of her work in film, Jenifer is a major donor to the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum in Minnesota. She also serves as an advisory board member and grantor for the Good Work Foundation, an organization with the mission to lead a digitally-empowered education model for rural Africa and the world.
Kyle Thrash is a New York based filmmaker, born in Philadelphia, and raised in the country of rural Pennsylvania. Starting his career as a child actor, Kyle quickly switched to the other side of the lens, filming stunt videos and skate videos with his friends at a young age. He is now known for his intimate documentary projects, visuallyarresting ad campaigns, and genre bending music videos. Kyle’s award-winning work has been shown at festivals around the world.
Joe Plummer is currently the Producer for Wavelength Productions and oversees all in-house production, development, investment and co-production of their films. Joe has been with Wavelength since its inception in 2015 and has worked closely with Jenifer on all of the company's titles.
Joe started his career in the theater space, producing Shakespeare for his award-winning company Poor Tom Productions and The Williamstown Theater Festival. In 2005, he transitioned to network television where he produced and directed shows for TRUTV, Court TV, The Food Network and HGTV. In 2012, Joe started a digital ad agency and full-service production company, Gotta Kid To Feed Productions (GKTF), and made a splash with his Webby-nominated viral series "Real Actors Read Yelp." At GKTF, Joe created, produced and directed original digital content for brands and networks including ESPN, Nickelodeon, NICK Jr., The Food Network, Cooking Channel, HGTV, Travel Channel and more. In 2015, he released his first short film Love Life; a comedy about online dating gone awry.
Ian Ross is a people person from Baton Rouge, LA. He moved to Philly, then Brooklyn but never lost his southern charm. Drawn to the human interactions and relationships born from documentary filmmaking, he strives for connections that run deeper than the screen. Work he’s produced has shown at the SXSW Film Festival and garnered national attention online.
Growing up in Idaho, Matt Schaff was interested in action sports movies from a young age. Those films inspired him to make his first music videos in high school. In 2011, he graduated with a B.A. in English from Wesleyan University and moved to New York City to focus solely on the craft of editing. Since then he has cut several award-winning short documentary films, music videos and commercials.
Michael Faller is a Brooklyn-based Director of Photography. He grew up in Rochester, NY before relocating to New York City to study documentary filmmaking. He has worked with brands such as The NFL, Adidas, Champion, HBO, Vice, Complex and Hypebeast. His background in documentary film has fostered in him a sharp eye and a keen intuition that he brings to every job.
Born and raised in Philadelphia (Friends Central High School), Jackson Greenberg is a Los Angeles based composer who has written original scores for Academy Award nominated films (Cartel Land) and Emmy Award winning television (Netflix Explained). His concert works have been performed by international symphonies (First Light, Slovakian National Symphony, 2018) and string quartets around the world. He considers himself a diehard Eagles fan who, even after the Super Bowl victory, has yet to recover from McNabb puking on the field in 2005.
Jenifer Westphal founded Wavelength Productions in 2015 with a mission to develop, fund, and produce films that tell great f**king stories. With a 90% female staff, Wavelength is committed to cultivating a diverse team of creators and filmmakers in all stages of production to create stories celebrate the human condition.
In 2019, the company premiered four titles at the Sundance Film Festival including THE INFILTRATORS by directors Cristina Ibarra and Alex Rivera, WHERE’S MY ROY COHN? by director Matt Tyrnauer, SELAH AND THE SPADES by writer-director Tayarisha Poe, and KNOCK DOWN THE HOUSE by director Rachel Lears. Other notable Wavelength films include Morgan Neville’s highest-grossing bio-doc of all time, WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?, which premiered at Sundance in 2018; Matt Tyrnauer’s SCOTTY AND THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD, and other Sundance 2018 titles including NIGHT COMES ON and INVENTING TOMORROW.
With the production of 17 films directed by women under their belt, Wavelength Productions takes a special interest in granting to female filmmakers. Recent projects the company has granted to include Sarah Menzie’s documentary AFGHAN CYCLES, Paula Eiselt’s 93QUEEN, Assia Boundaoui’s THE FEELING OF BEING WATCHED and the Amazon Original documentary ONE CHILD NATION by Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang, which won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2019.
Bow + Arrow
Bow and Arrow Entertainment was founded in 2014 by Matthew Perniciaro and Michael Sherman to create a focus on artist driven narrative and documentary motion pictures. The company recently completed Rashid Johnson’s NATIVE SON, an adaptation of Richard Wright’s famed novel adapted by Suzan-Lori Parks for HBO, which premiered as the Opening Night selection of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and Alex Ross Perry’s HER SMELL, starring Elisabeth Moss, which has been named by The New York Times, Vanity Fair and Indiewire as “one of the best films of 2019 so far.”
Recent films include 2018 Sundance Film Festival entries Crystal Moselle’s SKATE KITCHEN and Josephine Decker’s MADELINE MADELINE and Sundance 2017 entries Jeff Baena’s THE LITTLE HOURS, Alex Ross Perry’s GOLDEN EXITS and Dustin Guy Defa’s PERSON TO PERSON.
9.14 Pictures in an independent film production company specializing in documentary feature films. Co-owned by Don Argott & Sheena Joyce, their filmography includes: ROCK SCHOOL, TWO DAYS IN APRIL, THE ART OF THE STREAL, LAST DAYS HERE, THE ATOMIC STATES OF AMERICA, AS THE PALACES BURN, SLOW LEARNERS, BATMAN & BILL and BELIEVER. BELIEVER is a documentary about Imagine Dragons front man and lifelong Mormon, Dan Reynolds, as he takes on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and challenges them to change their stance on homosexuality. It premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film festival to sold-out screenings, standing ovations, and was runner-up for the Festival Favorite Award. The film was produced with Live Nation Productions and acquired by HBO Documentary Films. Their tenth feature film, FRAMING JOHN DELOREAN, is a documentary/narrative hybrid on auto maverick, John Z. DeLorean. Starring Alec Baldwin in the title roll, the film explores the complex life of DeLorean, from father of the American muscle car, to builder of the futuristic sports car bearing his name. It was released worldwide by IFC Films and Universal Pictures.