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Cinematic Arts


Screenwriting & Directing

Jeffrey Obrow is a renowned writer and director of independent thrillers, who has appeared on NBC’S TODAY SHOW, as well as in countless write-ups and retrospectives of his films.
He recently finished postproduction on the feature thriller 7SECONDS, based on his original screenplay. The film centers on a midnight talk radio host who has a rough and dangerous night when a calm but unhinged caller starts playing a twisted game with him.

Jeffrey also recently completed principal photography on PURSUED, an edgy thriller about a teenage girl who makes a frightening discovery when she identifies a local murderer in the dark shadows of social media.

Jeffrey studied filmmaking at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television, where he earning his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees. Soon thereafter, he wrote, directed and produced his first feature film, followed by seven more, including THE KINDRED and THEY ARE AMONG US. His films have premiered theatrically, as well as on HBO, SHOWTIME and the SYFY Channel. He has worked with Academy Award-winning actors, such as Rod Steiger and Lou Gossett, Jr, as well as true pop culture icons, such as Molly Ringwald and Christopher Lloyd.

VARIETY’S review of Jeffrey’s feature DEAN R. KOONTZ’S THE SERVANTS OF TWILIGHT describes the film as evoking “breathless suspense” and adds, “Obrow brings Koontz’s work to a fevered pitch, never letting the tension drop.”

In addition to his body of feature films, Jeffrey worked for years as a music video producer at Propaganda Films, when the legendary company’s roster included the visionary directors David Fincher, Michael Bay and Mark Romanek, with whom Obrow collaborated.

Jeffrey thoroughly enjoys his work as a teacher. He served as an adjunct professor at USC's distinguished School of Cinematic Arts, where he taught a directing class and created the school’s popular music video course. He was also USC’s resident authority on the horror film genre. He currently teaches a filmmaking course at Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA) and has recently also joined the new LOS ANGELES CINEMA ACADEMY.

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