Fire Spinner | Emmy Award Winner

"Fire Spinner” a short documentary about the rugged life of a rancher with the mesmerizing artistry of fire spinning. This Emmy-winning film delves into the captivating story of Miranda Bressler, a remarkable woman who defies convention by seamlessly blending her love for the land with her passion for the ethereal dance of fire. Let's explore the intricate process behind the creation of this compelling narrative.


Wyoming PBS




Stengel Media

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Fire Spinner | Emmy Award Winner

With the central character secured, the pre-production phase commenced with meticulous planning and organization. We collaborated closely with Miranda to understand her daily routines, challenges, and aspirations. Detailed interviews and intimate conversations unveiled the layers of her persona, providing valuable insights for crafting a nuanced narrative. Meanwhile, logistics such as location scouting, equipment acquisition, and budgeting were meticulously addressed to ensure a seamless production process.

Video Production

Armed with a clear vision and a dedicated crew, production for "Fire Spinner" unfolded across the sweeping landscapes of the Bressler ranch outside of Casper, WY and the enchanting backdrop of fire-lit performances. Each frame was meticulously composed to capture the raw beauty of the countryside and the hypnotic allure of fire spinning. Filmmaker Anthony Stengel  employed a delicate balance of observational footage and intimate interviews to weave a captivating tapestry of visuals and emotions.

Video Post-production

In the editing suite, the raw footage underwent a transformative journey, as we pieced together the narrative puzzle of "Fire Spinner." Hours of footage were sifted through, selecting the most poignant moments that encapsulated the protagonist's journey of self-discovery and artistic expression. The rhythmic choreography of editing, coupled with evocative sound design and a fitting musical score, elevated the film to a transcendent experience.

Video Delivery

Following months of dedication and craftsmanship, "Fire Spinner" made its debut, captivating audiences with its evocative storytelling and breathtaking imagery. The documentary garnered critical acclaim and resonated deeply with viewers, earning accolades including the prestigious Emmy Award. Its success not only validated Anthony’s artistic vision but also shed light on the universal themes of resilience, passion, and the transformative power of self-expression.

"Fire Spinner" stands as a profound impact of storytelling, transcending boundaries of culture and tradition to illuminate the human experience. Through meticulous craftsmanship and dedication, the filmmakers crafted an Emmy-winning masterpiece that continues to inspire and captivate audiences worldwide, one mesmerizing flame at a time.