DepartmentCinema and Media Arts Department
Biola AffiliationsEmployee, Faculty

Degrees

  • M.Div., Western Seminary
  • B.A., Azusa Pacific University

Biography

Jack Hafer is an assistant professor and director of creative projects for Biola University's Cinema and Media Arts department. Jack's film industry credits include his role as producer of the award-winning feature film, To End All Wars, starring Kiefer Sutherland and Robert Carlyle. It won Best Picture at the Heartland Film Festival, was awarded the Commander in Chief Medal of Service, Honor and Pride by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and showcased the 2003 Cannes Film Festival Cinema for Peace.

Jack and his production company, Boulevard Pictures, represent a vast experience in the film & television studio business. As former Vice President and General Manager of GMT Studios in Culver City, Professor Hafer oversaw the complete operations of this state-of-the-art film studio, best known for film projects such as Wag the Dog, LA Story, Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2, Predator, Minority Report, Tequila Sunrise, and Blade 1 & 2. It was also during this time that Professor Hafer formed the Culver City Film Studio Consortium, which included the heads of MGM Distribution, Culver City Studios, Columbia Pictures/Lorimar Studios as well as GMT Studios.

His PBS documentary, Wall of Separation, a history of the issue of the separation of church and state, aired on PBS. Two other documentaries followed for PBS - Lines That Divide, about the stem cell controversy, and School's Out on the politicization going on in higher education today. Then followed Not That Funny, a romantic comedy with Tony Hale and Brigid Brannagh. He is currently working on several TV shows and films.

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