Shawna Brakefield-Haase is an Emmy® Award-winning documentary producer, director and former marketing executive with a diverse career spanning 25 years in entertainment.
In 2009, Brakefield-Haase founded The Brakefield Company.
Over the past two years, she Co-Produced and Archival Produced three feature documentaries - the Sports Emmy® Award-winning feature documentary Momentum Generation and Executive Produced by Robert Reddord (2018 Tribeca Film Festival Audience Award) with Priority Pictures, Sundance Productions, HBO Sports, Universal International, Nossa Chapa with Fox Sports Films (2018 SXSW Film Festival) and Give Us This Day with Vince Vaughn's Wild West Productions for AT&T Audience (2018 Tribeca Film Festival showcase). Acting as Consulting Producer on six episodic specials of Phenoms for Fox Sports she also Archival Produced The Super Bowl That Wasn't for DG WEST for NFL Network and was awarded the prestigious international FOCAL Award for 'Best Use of Footage in a Sports Production' for Momentum Generation.
As Executive Producer, Brakefield-Haase secured talent and wrote the show concepts for Man Card starring MMA legendary fighters Stephan Bonnar and Forrest Griffin optioned by Pilgrim Studios (American Chopper, Dirty Jobs, The Ultimate Fighter, Fast and Loud), produced and directed a sizzle reel based on world famous Chef Patrick O’Connell for Figure 8 Films (Kate Plus Eight, 19 Kids and Counting, Sister Wives) and independently developed the sizzle reel and show concept titled The Drag Way around a drag racing family and crew in North Carolina.
Brakefield-Haase began her career in television distribution before serving as right hand to Gilbert Cates on the 65th Academy Awards for ABC. She went on to work up the production ranks in both television and film for New Line Cinema, NBC/Universal, CBS, Fox, Lifetime, The Disney Channel, TNT (Screen Actors Guild Awards), including producing exclusive behind-the-scenes special features of legendary rock icon Bob Dylan for Paramount Classics.
Currently, Brakefield-Haase serves as a producer on the feature documentary A La Calle on the crisis in Venezuela, acted as Consulting Producer on Girls Can't Surf about the pioneer female surfers from the 80's and 90's and their four-decade fight for equal pay, advised on the Showtime/BET feature political documentary Surge and will make her feature directing debut with Life Without Compromise: The Eric Jackson Story.
Proud Member of:
- Producers Guild of America
- PGA East & West Documentary | Unscripted Committees
- International Documentary Association
- Documentary Producers Alliance | Co-Chair Regional Committee
- NEA/Sundance Indie Arts South Working Group
Sessions in which Shawna Brakefield-Haase attends
- Breakout: Counteracting Extractive Storytelling in the American South and in Global Communities of Color Breakout Sessions - Breakout Session
- 8:00 AM PDT - 9:30 AM PDT | 1 hour 30 minutes
- Breakout: Regional