• Producers

    Miranda Spigener-Sapon

    Series Creator/Director & Showrunner

    Miranda is a multiple-award winning writer/director. A graduate of UT/Austin with a BFA in Film/Television and Communications. Miranda produced/directed the documentary feature, Masculinity That Inspires Change and directed the short film The Power of Forgiveness, both acquired by Amazon and streaming on Prime. In Addition to her work in TV/film/theatre, Miranda was signed by Winterwolf Press with a 4-book deal series of prequel inspired by the Marisa Romanov film. The first novel, Charles: A Marisa Romanov Story is set to debut Winter 2020. She also produces an internationally syndicated podcast for iHeartRadio and Apple which is now in season 3, Inspire Change with Gunter. Miranda’s debut feature as director, Lifelines, will debut December 2021.

    DeVonna Prinzi

    Executive Producer/Exec in Charge of Production

    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.

    Felipe Sapon

    Executive Producer

    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.

    Andrew Flores

    Co-Executive Producer

    Andrew Flores is an actor and producer, known for recurring as Epifanio’s Bodyguard in USA Network’s Queen of the South.

    Rishabh Thakkar

    Line Producer/Co-Director/Sr. Staff Writer

    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 his passion for inducing emotions in the audience through the audio-visual medium and guided by quality direction, he tends to put his best foot forward in every project. Irrespective of however, a small role he may play in it.

    Tea Cuggino

    Animation Director/Producer

    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.

    Kristin Ruggaber

    Producer/Writer's Assistant

    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.

    Donny Fox

    Associate Producer/Showrunner's Assistant

    Donny began acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse in Los Angeles where he starred in plays including Lanford Wilson’s BURN THIS and Eugene O’Neills LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, among many others. He also performed in a staged table read of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNST writted and directed by Matthew Harrison (Kicked In The Head, Exec. Produced by Martin Scorsese). He then took a brief hiatus to pursue an entrepreneurial opportunity to start a coffee shop in Santa Monica where he had the honor of becoming friends with Miranda Spigener-Sapon and her husband Felipe Sapon. Shortly after, he starred in the stage adaptation of her WCOP award-winning, time-travel/sci-fi/romance short story, COFFEE WITH JOHN, which was featured in The Los Angeles Times and Broadway World. 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 jumping back into the industry head first into producing, where he can blend both his entrepreneurial talent with his passion for telling stories on the screen. He currently is the showrunner’s assistant to Miranda on the animated/live-action children/family series HAISLEY, as well as Producer on other Noirtainment projects.

    Lindsay Lewis

    Exec Story Editor/Associate Producer

    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?!

    Gunter Swoboda

    Producer/Staff Writer

    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 novel, Mountains of Sea, was released June 1, 2021 from Winterwolf Press.

     

    Recently, he as Written/Produced Masculinity That Inspires Change streaming on Amazon Prime and Host of Inspire Change with Gunter that is globally syndicated on all major platforms.

    Dylan Wallace

    Director of VFX/Producer

    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.

    Michelle Holt

    Animation Administrator/Assistant Producer

    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. 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.