Miranda Spigener-Sapon and Ross John Gosla
Author of Charles
About Miranda Spigener-Sapon
Miranda is a 2-Time WCOP Short-Story Showcase award winner for Frozen in Time & Coffee with John. She won a Writers Society Journalist Award for article He Had a Dream about the founder of Deer Park Texas in which was also on the front page headlines of the Deer Park Broadcaster-Progress Newspaper. She won Audience Choice, Official Selection at the 2001 Venice International Film Festival, Short Film of Marisa Romanov in which inspired Charles. It also inspired the series. She also won Audience Pick at 2001 Berlin Film Festival, Alternate Short Selection.
Miranda graduated with High Honors from The National Radio Institute with a BFA Double Major in Film Studies and Creative Writing/Communications. Her thesis film True (1997) was released and screened by Scratch Projections at the L’Entrepot Cinema in Paris, France. Her first project as director was the regional PBS TV series Eat Art (1998) that aired on PBS affiliates in: Houston, Austin, San Antonio, El Paso and Los Angeles. Since then she has worked on several projects from commercials, music videos and documentaries. Ms. Spigener’s documentary Walk On (1998) about hippotherapy aired from 1999-2000 on TLC/Discovery Networks. She also directed a poignant PSA commemorating Vietnam Veterans and promoting the University of Houston Vietnam Moving Wall Student Project that aired in Houston on the local ABC/CBS/NBC affiliates and regionally on Time Warner Cable. Miranda directed the music video Heaven Sweet for National Recording Artist Laurie Foxx and her neo noir short Marisa Romanov went on to be part of the Official Selection of the International Venice Film Festival on September 2001, which earned Audience Choice and was part of an Alternate Selection at the 2001 Berlin Film Festival, earning Audience Pick. Recently, Spigener-Sapon directed The Power of Forgiveness which debuted at 2017 MIPTV/Cannes. Miranda was announced as Showrunner/Creator via The Hollywood Reporter on Marisa Romanov, a neo-noir/sci-fi cable series inspired by the award-winning short film.
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About Ross John Gosla
Ross John Gosla is the recipient of the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival Producers Encore Award for his one-man show, Desert Warrior: A Benghazi Story in which he stars/wrote.
Ross is an Arizona born-and-bred actor based in Los Angeles. He recently received the Producers’ Encore! Award at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival for his solo performance Desert Warrior. Other recent credits include starring as the romantic lead in The Flame, a lost adventurer in The Ruin, and an experimental stage-to-film adaption of the play Orange Flower Water. Select credits – Urinetown, hamletmachine, Troilus and Cressida, Crave, Farey Tale, The Low, Cotton Candy. Upcoming projects include: starring roles in the feature films Intrigue and The Flame (adapted from the play), both slated to shoot 2018; Narration for Gunter Swodoba’s Untitled Making Good Men Great documentary releasing on Amazon Prime May 2018, and a remount of Desert Warrior January 2018. He is also laying the groundwork to direct the play Dealer’s Choice by Patrick Marber (Closer) Fall 2018 at the Complex Theatres. Ross received his B.A. in Theatre from Arizona State University, where he learned all aspects of theatrical production. Focused on acting he performed in over a dozen plays and student films. Beyond performing he served a year as Producing Director at the student-run Prism Theatre. After college, he was a founding member of the performance groups Orange Theatre Group and Syndicated Productions.