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Welcome To Old Dominion Film Works (ODFW)!

ODFW was founded in 2023 by Filmmaker and Educator Andrew Jorgensen, who wanted to create a space in which young filmmakers, photographers and creative professionals could gain professionalizing experiences outside the classroom. By facilitating young talent ODFW aims to help Virginia become a major market for film and television production!

 

If your interested in supporting the education and growth of young artists you have found the right place! Let us know if we can help with your next photo/video project, or just say hello! We would love to hear from you!

Our Mission

ODFW's Mission is to create opportunities for young professionals in the arts and entertainment industry in Northern Virginia and the DC Metro area. ODFW does this by bringing students out of the classroom and having them work with and alongside seasoned professionals and their clients. ODFW aims to be a home for young creatives attempting to forge a path forward by providing them a safe space to develop their own voices and to chart a path forward towards long lasting and sustainable careers.

As these young filmmakers move forward in their careers ODFW looks to build unique services and offerings to help build, support, and expand film, television, media production within the state.

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What We Do

To accomplish ODFWs Mission of creating opportunities for young professionals in the arts and entertainment industry, ODFW has 3 primary programs that it uses to create opportunities for young artists.

1. Beacon Hill Film Festival - BHFF is an online film festival aimed at getting young filmmakers an opportunity to have their work screened to an international audience. BHFF actively promotes student films, and filmmakers right from our region.

2. ODFW Shop - Proceeds from ODFW Merchandise Sales goes towards funding passion projects of ODFW professionals to bring young filmmakers onto set.

3. Freelancing - At the core of our business we are about helping young arts and entertainment professionals find their interests and passions. ODFW helps link professionals, clients, and young artists to work together in the hopes of building a vibrant arts and entertainment community!

Andrew Jorgensen
Founder

Andrew Jorgensen is an award-winning filmmaker and a cinematographer based in Northern Virginia. For the last 15 years he has worked both as a practicing artist, and as a technical manager responsible for building technical infrastructures to support arts organizations of all sizes.

 

As a result, Andrew has developed a rather unique multidisciplinary technical and artistic practice, that has supported projects that have not only gone around the world, but have also seen both critical and audience acclaim.

 

Andrew’s practice in filmmaking and cinematography has been primarily focused on exploring human connections and the dynamics that exist across different forms of interpersonal relationships. He is particularly drawn to exploring the complexities of family narratives, friendships and the nature of intimacy. The narratives he leans into introduce elements of magical realism that expose how other-worldly and unexplained interventions can change the path we thought we were on.

Andrew’s recent-personal film, based on a true family story, The Sun and the Medicine Man, tells the story of a Mexican-American family who live in and managing a small suburban motel that travel to seek the assistance of a Medicine Man. The film has been shown in film festivals and showcases around the world, and was also a recipient of a Telly award. Other film projects Andrew has worked and collaborated on have gone on to screen on Netflix, and in festivals around the world in places like, Venice, Cannes, Mumbai, and Australia.

At 1st Stage in Tyson's Virginia, Andrew had the opportunity to serve as the theatre's first technical director. While at 1st Stage Andrew oversaw the implementation of lighting and sound designs for over 25 productions (2010-2014) which received 3 Helen Hayes Awards for technical achievements in lighting and sound design. Many of these shows have been reviewed by The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and numerous other regional theatre reviews.

At The Angelika Film Center in Fairfax Virginia, and the Angelika Pop Up Cinema in Washington DC, Andrew served as both the projection supervisor, and as an assistant manager . While at both Angelika locations Andrew supported numerous filmmakers and film lovers alike through festivals such as DC Shorts, The Northern Virginia International Film Festival, The Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival, amongst other regional film events and premieres.

Currently, Andrew works as the Technical Manager for The George Mason University Film and Video Studies Department. There he is responsible for managing a variety of post production facilities, production classrooms, an equipment rentals program, as well as supporting both students and faculty in the technical aspects of film production. Andrew is also an adjunct professor primarily teaching Cinematography.

Andrew studied Cinematography at Columbia College Chicago (2007-2010) and George Mason University (2015-2017) where he received his Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Film and Video Studies. Andrew is also currently pursuing is Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Photography at George Mason University.

To Learn More About Andrew Visit:

AJORGENSENFILM.COM

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