Miranda is an award-winning writer/director and producer. Spigener-Sapon has a 4-Book Deal on the Marisa Romanov Stories, prequels to the TV series in development from Winterwolf Press.
Recently, Miranda directed the Venice TV Award Nominee in contention documentary feature Masculinity That Inspires Change, written by Gunter Swoboda tfor Amazon Prime. A Texas native, Miranda Spigener-Sapon lives in Log Angeles with her husband, Felipe. Miranda is repped by Literary Manager Will McPherson of M3 Artists.
COO/VP of Operations
Felipe is the COO/VP of Operations for Noirtainment Productions. He studied at LACC and LA Trade Tech and has supervised teams for various corporate retail outlets. Recently, he was Colorist on the film Positive that screened in LA in 2013, Camera Operator on The Power of Forgiveness and Supervising Editor on several commercials.
Felipe has a unique eye for detail and precision which makes him an asset to any production.
VP of Development & Creative Affairs
For over 25 years, DeVonna Prinzi has produced events, from galas to disaster relief drives. She is known for her stellar performances in 3 of Miranda Spigener-Sapon’s early films: True as the Narrator that screened at L’Entrepot Cinema in Paris, France; next as the lead in the short film Copy Café and a Field Reporter in the PBS series Eat Art, that aired in 5 markets. Prinzi has coordinated and produced several major events and festivals as well as worked as a promoter. She was educated in film and acting at The University of Tampa and in modeling and industry training at The Model Studio. Her breadth as a creator and producer can not only be seen in her dynamic film Yellow Belt, a promotional video for Martial Arts of America, which shows the advantages of martial arts training for students with behavioral disorders and also in her film Bronze Casting, an instructional video. She is currently coordinating retreats and social media campaigns. DeVonna is a highly motivated, conscientious and tenacious individual with the innovation as a creator that secured her current position at The Kaizen Tropical Wellness Institute as an Executive Producer of their upcoming documentary series.
VP of Production
Pete is an accomplished SAG actor and producer, with over 20 years of program and project management experience in both the aerospace and the entertainment industries. He is a former military aviator and test pilot, and was selected in the first class of commercial astronauts. Pete starred in major films to networks series like Criminal Minds. As a producer, Pete has worked on several TV series to feature films, from initial concept to fully distributed status, and consulted on multiple others. As Executive Producer for feature films, On the Border and Taking Fire, Pete secured distribution. Other producer credits include Smile, Equilibria, The President’s Dogs, the Windward Spirits series on Op-Prime TV and Marisa Romanov.
Development Exec. Assistant
Whenever Donny isn’t watching or talking about a movie, he’s thinking about one. When he could not contain his love for movies any longer, he packed up his bags and drove his beat up Land Cruiser to Los Angeles to make his dream of acting a reality. He began his acting career at the Beverly Hills Playhouse where he developed acting skills, friendships, and a lifelong love for theatre and film. He then took a brief hiatus to pursue an entrepreneurial opportunity to start a coffee shop in Santa Monica. He had the honor of meeting Miranda and Felipe at this coffee shop and they have been friends ever since. Around that time he also met his now fiancé Liz, who changed his whole world. She encouraged him to return to his love of film and helped him discover his new passion for producing. Donny is now pursuing the producing side of film, where he can blend both his entrepreneurial talent with his passion for telling stories on the screen.
Director of Animation
Téa is a driven animator, digital artist, and costume designer who loves to test the limits of visual media and her own abilities. She enjoys challenging herself with learning new software and techniques, and is constantly looking for ways to improve and experiment. Away from work, she can be found sewing costumes, playing video games, and curling up with her cat and a good book.
Director of VFX
Dylan is an award-winning filmmaker currently in school at the University of Tampa. In his freshman year at UT, Wallace directed and edited a short documentary, Racing Dragons, for Campus Movie Fest winning him a Jury Award and nominating him for Best Documentary at CMF Terminus 2019-2020. There he continues his studies, exploring genres and expanding his filmmaking techniques.Born in Toms River, New Jersey, Wallace grew up watching nature documentaries and yearned to make some of his own.Having worked in both digital and physical forms of film, Wallace has tested his patience through recycled films as well as hand animating film strips using sharpie markers.Wallace studies both film and science, even studying abroad while in high school to conduct research in Costa Rica for 12 days.
Director of Music
Laurie is a multiple award-winning Producer/Author/Musician and actress. Laurie won the prestige WorldFest Houston Gold Award, Las Vegas Film Festival Golden Ace Award and the Accolades Competition Award of Merit for her Caveman Theory series. Foxx Produced and co-starred in The Open Road that starred Justin Timberlake, Jeff Daniels and Harry Dean Stanton. She also co-starred in IFC Midnight's thriller Red, White and Blue. Laurie co-stars as Janet Grayson in the upcoming feature film Lifelines.
Director of Events
Laura Medina is a national and worldwide lifestyle, entertainment and food blogger. Her knack for knowing what people like from style to food. Laura is also the Editor in Chief of the Nationally Syndicated The Arriviste Blog.
Producer/Assistant to President
Kristin Ruggaber has been called many things in her life, daughter, wife, mother, homemaker, and storyteller, to name a few, but not always in that order. As a kid growing up in Northwest Indiana during the 50’s and 60’s when the region was still still mostly rural, before growing into an endless sea of suburbs for an ever expanding city of Chicago, Kris was like any normal child of her time digesting a steady diet of Gunsmoke, Maverick, I Love Lucy and of course, the show that put them all to shame, Bonanza. On the back of her own horse Gypsy,
Kris would dream of the old west, fantasize about being part of it, and imagine tales of a bygone era where life was more simple than it was in the bustling technology-cluttered modern days of the second half of the 20th century. As it does for all, time marched on, technology evolved, life changed, children of her own were born, grew up, moved on, but one thing stayed the same, the romance of the old west. After settling west in Virginia City Nevada and then later in Southern California, Kris and Mike have settled in, “at home” and strangely, back in time back in Indiana.
Gunter holds over 30 years experience as a Psychologist. His passionate perspectives and scrutinies on what makes human beings thrive allows him to develop relationships with people in order to ignite their aspirations. Gunter is exceptional in facilitating outcomes in learning, productivity and communication by providing a safe environment with unobtrusive assistance and guidance wherein participants experience the flow between content and context.
Swoboda is the creator of the Making Good Men Great movement which gained attention of BuzzFeed, Oprah and Arianna Huffintong. Swoboda is the author of Surfing the New Wave of Masculinity available in stores and online everywhere. His critically-acclaimed upcoming novel, Mountains of Sea, debuts soon from Winterwolf Press.
Recently, he as Written/Produced Masculinity That Inspires Change streaming on Amazon Prime and Host of Inspire Change on iHeartRadio.
Andrew Flores is a visual artist/painter, singer and actor. He starred in the Houston Grand Opera’s Prince Igor from 1999-2000, Don Carlo from 2000-2001 and on the PBS TV Variety Show “Eat Art” as a Co-Host and Singer. Most recently Andrew has co-starred in WGN’s Salem, James Franco's 11/22/63, TNT’s Dallas (Season 3), USA’s Queen of the South and Tig Natarro’s Hulu serie’s One Mississippi. Recently, he was key supporting in the anniversary return to stage in Los Angeles in the hit Off-Broadway play The Flame.
Michelle is a resident in Maine who graduated from Lesley University with a BFA in 2020. Her main focus in school was 2D traditional animation, her senior thesis film in school being an experimental hand drawn mixed media piece that dealt with trauma and the loss of childhood innocence. While many people who first meet her describe her as ‘intimidating’ and ‘cool’ because of how quiet she is, Michelle is actually very shy and nervous around new people but very much wants to be friends with all of them! If there’s one thing Michelle loves more than art (and her cat), it’s organizing projects and taking care of people who work on said projects. She’s already proud of the Haisley team and all of their hard work! Michelle is a resident in Maine who graduated from Lesley University with a BFA in 2020. Her main focus in school was 2D traditional animation, her senior thesis film in school being an experimental hand drawn mixed media piece that dealt with trauma and the loss of childhood innocence.
Rishabh has successfully lead Documentary projects in India, France and the USA. A graduate of Chapman University with MFA in Documentary Filmmaking. He believes audiences all around the world connect through one thing -Emotions. Driven by hispassion for inducing emotions in the audience through theaudio-visual medium and guided by quality direction, hetends to put his best foot forward on every project. Irrespective of, however, a small role he may play in it.
Associate Producer/Literary Apprentice
Lindsay is an actor/writer/director/aspiring Molly Ringwald impersonator from East-Central Texas. Her favorite kind of stories are the ones that combine elements of fantasy and whimsy with grounded emotional and psychological truths, so she is thrilled to be on the Haisley team! When she’s not creating stories you can find Lindsay drafting hot takes on Twitter, learning 90s ballads on her guitar, or hanging out with her pet chinchilla. Yes, she has a chinchilla. Her name is Bella. Do you wanna see pictures?!
Social Media PR
Nathanial "Nate" Elijah Munoz has had his boots on the ground in the music industry ever since he started working with DAW's at 11 years old. Music is something that has been a part of Nate's life for generations. and he is more than ready and happy to carry on that everlasting torch. At an early age Nate was and still is doing live shows in Downtown LA, PR, Music Management and pretty much anything music!
Nate owes his early and ongoing musical success to his grandfather Carlos Ayala & and his mother Sahira Corral. Both heavily involved in the industry... Nate comes from a background of music that spans over many eras. Having grown up in Burbank...Nate always made the 2 hour bus ride to Los Angeles to pursue his musical aspirations. The hard work is paying off for this young old soul... his work proves and further exemplifies his ethic, character, aspirations and goals for life. Nate is here for the long run and is definitely prepared to take on any challenge he faces in this industry we so love!
Lisa Nobumoto is an internationally recognized jazz singer and businesswoman who has now joined the Haisley team as Assistant to Executive Producers. Lisa has not only an impressive resume of educational credentials (ranging from college studies in acting, public speaking, all facets of TV production, mass communication, etc. to her latest degree in Music/Social Sciences from the University of Memphis, Memphis, TN). She has also accrued a lifetime of stage experience, far too extensive to list here. Some of the highlights include engagements as a soloist at: Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, New York New York Casino, MGM Grand, a Columbia Artists Tour across 107 cities, and touring in both Europe and Asia with the Gwen Briscoe Show. Presently, Lisa is directing The Jazz Masters Series, a non-profit dedicated to preserving and honoring the contributions of jazz artists and their music, while continuing to perform shows with her own 20 piece orchestra in Memphis.
Jose has an ambition for sound and visuals. As he is self taught in the Audio and sound industry, he aspires to achieve the highest quality in POV of viewers. Recently he Sound Mixer/Boom Operator and Drone Cinematographer on a new sci-fi TV series.
Anna Sahlstrom is an actress, writer and producer. She has written, produced and starred in the comedy shorts, Pick Me!, Business Casual and Super Break-Up. Pick Me! was an official selection at the 2011 Filmstock Film Festival.
Anna's feature script, The Go-Girls, was a finalist in the 8×8 Screenwriting Competition in 2014. Anna’s first love is the stage and she has a Post-Graduate Certificate in Acting from Drama Studio London and attended the Summer Training Congress at ACT. And she has a Theatre BA, and Spanish minor, from LMU.
Masculinity That Inspires Change
A Social Documentary
A Film by Miranda Spigener-Sapon Written/Created by Gunter Swoboda Lorin Josephson
This is a social documentary that explores what it means to be a man in the 21st century. Aiming to provide a platform for meaningful conversation, rethinking masculinity, and deconstructing assumptions and myths about men.
Written/Directed byMiranda Spigener-SaponStarring Ross Gosla, Fern Lim, Lew Temple, Jeanine Harrington, Elly Kaye, Jeremy Denzlinger, Laurie Foxx, Tysha WilliamsWhen your mind is your worst enemy...
Ethan Grayson has battled mental illness and manic depression all his life and after several years of being estranged, he returns to his hometown and pays a visit to his successful, surgeon sister Emily.
International Psychologist, Author, Speaker and Producer Gunter Swoboda will be joining us in a series on masculinity and Male Empowerment in a positive way. We will start things off our first in a series of Super Short Syndicated Broadcasts.
The Crisis of Man
“Making Good Men Great”
The Crisis of Man takes a journey through time to the present day to examine what it means historically, anthropologically, sociologically, psychologically and economically to be a man and what the implications are for men in this century. It aims to create a meaningful exposition about patriarchy and masculinity, past and present, and challenges the traditional simplistic arguments and myths about men and how men function.
6-PART LIMITED SERIES ORDER
The Kaizen Tropical Wellness Institute documentary series
An in-depth look at various therapy practices and the process available for identifying obstacles to personal change and designing creative and effective solutions.
Network not disclosed at this time
A Sci-fi/Noir 10-episode limited series order
Which side will you choose?
Created & Developed for Television by Miranda Spigener-Sapon
Starring Bernard Robichaud, Andrew Flores and Lindsay Foster.
LIMITED SERIES ORDER FOR PRODUCTION
A Neo-Noir/High Octane Action/Drama
A 10-part, limited series developed for television and written by
. The studio, plot, and details are under wraps at this time.
SERIES ORDER - PRIORITY DEVELOPMENT
A Neo-Noir/Sci-Fi Series
#WhoisMarisaRomanov? In a reality where nothing is what it seems, she must search for her origins to be free in this tale of love, obsession, sacrifice…Who is the savior?
CURRENTLY UNDER WRAPS IN TURNAROUND/REDEVELOPMENT.
It was inspired by Spigener-Sapon’s award-winning short that won Audience Choice at the 2001 Venice International Film Festival Shorts Selection and Best Alternate Selection at the 2001 Berlin Film Festival.
Noirtainment in the News!
Praise, Accolades & News on us and/or our award-winning team!
Jenny & The City, Gladys Magazine Exclusive with award-winning writer/director Miranda Spigener-Sapon