After meeting in 2002 at Radio City Music Hall, Jeff and Matthew discovered a shared passion for filmmaking and that both had been writing scenes, building sets and shooting videos since they were kids.  Call it fate, luck or just good chemistry, they went on to be cast in over fifteen different projects together.  Joining forces to express their unique voices and shared vision for theatrical entertainment, A Group Production was launched in 2010 and captured the attention of multiple celebrities, networks and a dedicated fan base of social media enthusiasts. 

With over FORTY digital shorts, garnering MILLIONS OF VIEWS across multiple platforms and receiving critical and popular acclaim, Matthew and Jeff have capitalized on viewers’ insatiable appetite for their hilarious brand of comedy and developed, produced and optioned several pilots including a timeless variety talk show format with a bold outrageous twist, a scripted series exposing the crazy adventures of their entwined partnership, and numerous other projects, including a full-length feature musical, currently in pre-production.

In a new world of vertical integration, executive producers Jeff Payton and Matthew Shaffer utilize the success of their active performing careers by developing relationships with industry leaders to create cutting edge content for the demanding entertainment needs of today’s generation.

    With his razor sharp tongue and quick witted edge, Matthew ignites hilarious banter with a sassy social styling that only a sharp dressed Gen-Y hipster can provide. He wrote, directed, and starred in his first production when he was 7 years old and has been entertaining audiences (and family members) ever since!

    After attending the prestigious Orange County High School of the Arts, Matthew continued his professional career and hasn’t looked back. Matthew has performed in, choreographed, directed or produced over 40 projects between Broadway, film and television. Matthew is also a published author. So yeah, there’s that, too!

    Charming, confident and extremely well-rounded, Jeff has committed his lifelong passion into an impressive body of work as an actor, singer and dancer from coast to coast in theatre, film and television, while equally skilled in all technical aspects of production from writing, directing, producing, editing, special effects and graphics.

    He has partnered the finest training from the University of Southern California, the British American Drama Academy and The Juilliard School with an intellectual humor and the crafted art of telling a story. Incredibly adept at blending his diverse sense of comedy with a strong business sense, he never misses a beat! Unless you ask him to “rap” and...well, that’s another story.

Company History

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Jeff Payton

Jeff Payton

Mission Statement


    To create, develop and produce, innovative entertainment for Film, Television, New Media and Theatre.

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