Crew Bios

Aaron Schillinger

Director/Producer

Aaron Schillinger graduated New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Cinema Studies.  He quickly gained experience at such companies as MTV, Sony Pictures Classics, and Deutsch, Inc. and then founded his own film production company Baby Volcano Films in 2012. Within 3 years he developed a comprehensive list of clientele including the National Eating Disorder Association, Horticultural Society of New York, Yoxi, and Cosmopolitan Magazine.  His short film Sweet Pea was an official selection at the New Filmmakers Film Festival in Spring 2014.  

 


Isabel Sandoval

Producer

Isabel is a New York-based Filipino filmmaker. She has produced, written and directed two full-length features, including the Filipino-language Señorita (2011), which premiered in competition at the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland and was nominated for Best Picture by the Young Critics Circle of the Philippines. Señorita also won her the Emerging Director Award at the 2012 Asian-American International Film Festival. Her second feature film, Apparition (2012), was widely acclaimed in its Philippine theatrical release and won a number of international awards, including the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NetPAC) Award at the 2012 Hawaii International Film Festival as well as the Audience Award at the 2013 Deauville Asian Film Festival in France. Variety Magazine touts Apparition as an “outstanding sophomore feature...[an] intelligently scripted and deeply moving mood piece.” Apparition had a week-long theatrical run at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2013. Isabel has a MBA from the New York University Stern School of Business and has a background in CPG brand management.


Joe Flinders

Cinematographer/Creative Director

After earning a BA in Philosophy at the University of Cincinnati, Joe created myriad experimental short films in New York City.  His development in visual effects, along with an encyclopedic knowledge of cinema history, led to directing the short films Heart Beet, Love Turns Into Children, and Honey Moon.  He has worked extensively with Los Angeles based production company Film Habit Inc., (Lunch and Retreat, Days Together, Dryads) as well as the NY based production company Baby Volcano Films, working within documentary and branded entertainment.  


Peter Monro

Producer

Peter attended the University of Southern California’s BFA Acting Program.  His feature film Days Together was awarded Best Narrative Feature at the 2011 Virginia Film Festival, as well as Official Selections at Gotham Screen Int’l Film Festival, Dances With Films, and Int’l FF Bratislava in Slovakia.  His music video work has received Official Selections in numerous festivals domestic and abroad.   He is currently co-writing and producing an original new stage play at the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles and was awarded a 9K match grant from the Department of Cultural Affairs, scheduled to open in the early 2016.


Kevin Mayer

Associate Producer

Kevin fell in love with Boblo in the summers of 1981 & 1982 when he worked in the concessions department on the SS Columbia. He has one of the most extensive “Boblo Musuems” to date. He started building his Future Boblo miniature amusement park in 1987. He even owns an actual amusement park ride, the kiddie version of ‘the Bug,’ which he purchased in 2005. Kevin graduated from University of Michigan Dearborn in 1997 with a BA in Marketing. He joined the Ste. Claire Restoration Team in Sept 2007 as General Manager and Volunteer Coordinator. Since then he has solicited donations totaling over $20,000.


Matthew Peach

Associate Producer

Matthew Peach has a long proven track record of producing video content on-time and within budget. Over the past 12 years, he’s completed 25+ film projects that have screened in festivals around the country, overseas, and won numerous awards in multiple categories. As an Eagle Scout, he considers himself a lifelong student of leadership and strives to build, inspire and lead his teams to success. A frequent director of narrative films, documentary films, music videos and commercials, he brings a balance of creativity, leadership and business to the team.


Matt Stinson

Director of Public Relations

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Matt Stinson is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he completed the Screenwriting Master Track and received the Hopwood Award for his feature screenplay, Wastelander.  He got his start working on television shows and feature films in the art department before taking a staff screenwriter position at Maxsar Digital Studios. After the collapse of the Michigan film industry, he taught high school English while writing freelance. He is currently an Associate Producer and Writer at Detroit Public Television.


Milan Boyer

Production Coordinator

Milan Boyer has been working as a freelance video production professional for the last four years. She received her Bachelor's degree in film/video media studies and creative writing from Western Michigan University in 2011. After graduation Milan briefly lived in Los Angeles where she gained experience as a production assistant and wardrobe/prop assistant. She took these skills back to the Detroit where she has gained momentum in the Detroit film industry. Milan aspires to collaborate with local artist and filmmakers to show off the beauty of Detroit and the many stories it has to tell.


Amber Nelson

Digital Image Technician / Camera Operator

Amber Nelson was born and raised in southeast Michigan. She started taking Video Production classes at the Art Institute of Los Angeles. She couldn't stay away from Michigan for long, so she moved back. She received  a degree in Digital Media Arts from Specs Howard in April 2015.