British-born filmmaker and entrepreneur, Barnard Jaffier founded Jaffa Films in 2008. Barnard Jaffier has been in the film business for twenty five years as editor, series producer, director and show-runner.
A multi-faceted, independently-owned production company, Jaffa Films’ mission is to create and produce compelling television series and films of intriguing content, passionately told to inspire. We push storytelling and visual artistry to new heights. Jaffa Films is engaged in a range of entertainment platforms providing a strong direction for television and film projects for the 21st century. From must see docu-reality series, sports, drama series; to fiction/non-fiction features; Jaffa Films has compiled a sophisticated and diverse pipeline.
Our projects target a broad audience for primetime television, digital web content, international theatrical releases, including branded entertainment and video on demand. Innovative and edgy series and films reflect a new spirit and energy within the entertainment landscape. Jaffa Films pipeline of projects will provide a social catalyst in these uncertain times; as we pivot forward towards inclusive storytelling; regardless of gender, race, or sexual orientation.
THE BIG BREAK:
Barnard Jaffier’s journey into film began with the production company Blackside Inc., the filmmakers who produced the landmark, multiple Emmy-award winning documentary series, Eyes On the Prize: The Civil Right Years. Later working with Ken Burns (Florentine Films) as an Associate Editor on the Academy Award nominated PBS series, Jazz: History of America’s Music; and later helped produced the highly successful PBS series, African American Lives with Henry Louis Gates (Kunhardt Productions).
Jaffa Films welcomes the artistic partnership with Sugar Cane Pictures, post-production facility, MAGIC.
Sugar Cane Pictures is a London-based film company under the umbrella of the stellar Jaffa Films Entertainment banner. Created in 2016 by director/producer Barnard Jaffier. Sugar Cane Pictures develops and produces a broad range of film projects with one goal – the creation of bold cinematic independent films of various genres.
Magic Studios is an award-winning digital video post production studio. We are a creative powerhouse dedicated to meeting all of our clients video production needs. Our services include studio rental, edit systems, color-correction and graphics for broadcast television. We provide rich, colorful videos for marketing, streaming, or training purposes.
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Projects include several reality-based television series anticipated for the fall 2021 cable lineup, along with an anticipated feature film release in 2022.
Jaffa Films maintains production offices in New York, London and opening in 2021, a production facility in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Barnard Jaffier further explores his conceptual direction with provocative independent feature films and television.
Barnard’s debut feature film is entitled, Cecelia’s Chapel.
Jaffa Films, LLC has created projects for an eclectic roster of clients, which include PBS, ESPN, TV One, Showtime Boxing, MTV and BET.