Crew Bios

Aaron Schillinger

Director/Producer

Aaron Schillinger is a filmmaker who splits his time between New York City, Detroit, and Richmond, VA. His production company, Baby Volcano Films, specializes in telling stories that make a lasting impact. Their clients include non-profits such as the National Eating Disorders Association and the Horticultural Society of New York. Baby Volcano’s short film Pepper (2018) has received premieres at the Seattle International Film Festival, Jeonju International Film Festival and Cleveland International Film Festival. Aaron graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Cinema Studies. Boblo Boats: a Tale of Two Sisters is Aaron’s feature length directorial debut.

 


Isabel Sandoval

Producer

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Isabel Sandoval 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

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After earning a BA in Philosophy at the University of Cincinnati, Joe Flinders 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

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Peter Monro 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

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Kevin Mayer 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

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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 regional Emmy-award winning writer and producer based in Detroit who cut his teeth working in the art department on feature films and television shows. As an undergrad, he studied media at the University of Michigan before going on to complete his graduate degree in history at Eastern Michigan University. Matt has produced over a dozen documentary films for PBS since 2015 as well as a myriad of television shows and videos for Fox Sports Detroit.


Milan Boyer

Production Coordinator

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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.


Yuki Monestere

Editor

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Growing up in the Big Easy, Yuki Monestere has been a student in the media arts since middle school. She moved to New York in 2011 to attend NYU's Tisch School of the Arts where she graduated with a BFA in Film & TV Production. She has remained in New York ever since, where she freelances in video editing and photography and runs around Prospect Park with her two corgis, Franklin and Oliver.