How a Scrappy New York Studio Became a Major Platform for Filmmakers of Color
Wavelength Founder/CEO/EP Jenifer Westphal told IndieWire about our evolving mission to amplify the creative voices of women and people of color.
Jenifer Westphal is a sought-after Emmy-winning producer and Founder, CEO and Executive Producer at Wavelength.
Named one of Variety’s “10 Producers to Watch” in 2020, Jenifer has served as executive producer for countless award-winning documentary and independent films, including the smash hits Knock Down The House, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, and Emmy-winners Feels Good Man and Athlete A. Her films have played at Sundance, SXSW, DOC NYC, Tribeca, Toronto, Cannes, Venice, and more.
In her role as Founder, CEO and Executive Producer of Wavelength, Jenifer breaks barriers by taking a special interest in fostering female talent, first-time filmmakers and creators of color, having executive produced Night Comes On, Selah and the Spades, and Tribeca 2020 Best Doc Feature Winner, Socks on Fire. She produced all in-house productions at Wavelength, including Unschooled, The Foursome, Maybe This Year, and soon to be released, Let Me Be Me.
A former member of the Women of Sundance Leadership Council and Chicken & Egg Pictures, Jenifer has served as a participant on numerous panels at festivals, including Sundance Catalyst. Outside of her work in film, she 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. A native of Iowa, Jenifer has called Philadelphia her home for 30-plus years. A self-taught chef, Jenifer loves being a mom to her 3 adult kids, spoiling her Shih Tzu, and can be found during the baseball season cheering for her beloved Phillies.
CUSP – Executive Producer
THE BLAZING WORLD – Executive Producer
FAREWELL AMOR – Executive Producer
FEELS GOOD MAN – Executive Producer
MAYBE THIS YEAR – Executive Producer
THE FOURSOME – Executive Producer
ATHLETE A – Executive Producer
SOCKS ON FIRE – Executive Producer
COLEWELL – Executive Producer
SO LATE SO SOON – Executive Producer
RADICAL LOVE – Executive Producer
HOOD RIVER – Executive Producer
UNSCHOOLED – Executive Producer, Producer
CAP – Executive Producer
LAZARUS – Executive Producer
WHERE’S MY ROY COHN? – Executive Producer
SELAH AND THE SPADES – Executive Producer
THE INFILTRATORS – Co-Executive Producer
KNOCK DOWN THE HOUSE – Co-Executive Producer
WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? – Executive Producer
SCOTTY AND THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD – Executive Producer
INVENTING TOMORROW – Co-Executive Producer
AFGHAN CYCLES – Executive Producer
SEMBENE! – Executive Producer