Shawna Brakefield-Haase is a two-time Emmy Award®-nominee and Emmy Award®-winning documentary producer with a diverse career spanning 30 years in entertainment.
In 2009, Brakefield-Haase founded The Brakefield Company. Since its inception, The Brakefield Company has provided development and production services to a wide range of clients and collaborators.
Her most recent project Super League: The War for Football, premieres on Apple TV+ in 2023 and was directed by Jeff Zimbalist. She served as Supervising Producer on the four-part docuseries, which follows the rise and fall of a breakaway European soccer competition from the perspective of key decision makers through unprecedented access to league insiders.
Additional film credits include Emmy Award®-nominated A La Calle (HBO Max) for Oustanding Politics and Government documentary and Emmy Award®-winning Momentum Generation (HBO Sports) for Outstanding Long Sports documentary; Nossa Chape (Fox Sports) and Give Us This Day (AT&T Audience). She served as Consulting Producer on six episodes of Phenoms, (Fox Sports) and Girls Can’t Surf, a feature documentary on the pioneering female surfers from the 80’s and 90’s and their four-decade fight for equal pay.
Brakefield-Haase was the recipient of the prestigious 2019 FOCAL Award for Best Use of Footage in a Sports Production for Momentum Generation. She was also the Archival Producer on The Super Bowl That Wasn’t (NFL Network) and The Three Knockdown Rule: Hit Like A Girl (ESPN+).
Brakefield-Haase began her career in television distribution before serving as right hand to Gilbert Cates on the 65th Annual Academy Awards (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 the exclusive behind-the-scenes featurettes of legendary rock icon Bob Dylan for Paramount Classics.
As a former marketing executive Brakefield-Haase made entertainment history by conceiving and implementing the largest outreach campaign of any entertainment union. Responsible for branding SAG Indie for Screen Actors Guild, in just four years delivered an unprecedented 89% increase in signatories, resulting in over $90 million dollars in income to performers.
Proud Member of:
Producers Guild of America
PGA West & East Documentary | Unscripted Committees | One PGA Committee
International Documentary Association
Documentary Producers Alliance
2023 Southern Documentary Fund Mentor