cast and crew
Robin JaVonne Smith (Mother)
Robin is best known for her work in the Boston theater scene. She is a company member of Beau Jest Moving Theatre. Shows include Samurai 7.0, Apt.4D, and most recently Tennessee Williams' Aimez-Vous Ionesco, a world premiere at the 2015 Tennessee Williams Festival in Provincetown, MA. She is also a member of Ryan Landry's Gold Dust Orphans. Performances with this troupe include Phantom of the Oprah, Peter Pansy, and Mildred Fierce. She received her A.B. in English and Theatre from Bowdoin College and also studied at the British American Drama Academy in London.
Jalon is 8 years old, and is currently in 2nd grade at Our Lady’s Academy in Waltham, MA. He loves playing, watching, and learning about all sports. Right now soccer is #1, and his favorite player is Lionel Messi. He loves to sing, especially in the school talent show, and is thinking this year he might have his brother (Jacoby, age 5) be his back-up dancer. You can currently find Jalon’s photo in your local Panera stores, and he has upcoming commercials for both Hasbro and Eversource Energy. While Jalon has enjoyed his experiences thus far in print, commercial, and runway, he is very excited for his debut in film!
Kathryn G. Howell (Mrs. Riley)
Kathryn G. Howell began her stage career at 15yrs old, and has had the privilege of performing on professional stages throughout New England and the American South West. Cast in over 100 local and regional commercials and industrials, 'Peach Pie' marks Kathryn's fourth film credit to date. She's looking forward to many more.
Johnny Quinones (Father)
Johnny Quinones is a native of Montclair, NJ and has been in Boston since graduating from Emerson College in 2013. He has worked with several theater companies in Boston including Brown Box Theater Project, Zeitgeist Stage Company, and Boston Playwrights Theater. Favorite roles include Duke Orsino in Twelfth Night, Demetrius in Midsummer Night's Dream, and Sandy in Polar Bears.
Jacoby (Son, 5 years old)
Jacoby is happy to be in his first film role!
Shawn Read (Wedding Photographer)
Shawn Read has been telling stories since elementary school, first with words and a typewriter, and now with photographs and Final Cut Pro. He earned his B.A. in English Literature from the University of Florida and moved to Okayama, Japan, where he lived for eleven years. During that time he got married in a Samurai garden, studied zen, and picked up both the travel and photography bugs. He and his wife moved back to the states so that he could earn a Certificate in Photography from Boston University's Center for Digital Imaging Arts.He shoots editorial portraiture, corporate head shots,and multimedia under his Grandfather’s photography studio name, L.B. Read Photography.
Roberto Mighty (Screenwriter/Director/Cinematographer/Editor)
Roberto Mighty is a Filmmaker and Media Artist. He is Director, Screenwriter, Cinematographer and Editor of "Peach Pie", his new dramatic narrative short film about one day in the life of a mentally ill Army Widow and her Son. He is also Director/Cinematographer/Editor/Interactive Programmer for “earth.sky”, a series of films and multimedia installations at Mount Auburn Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark. Roberto is honored to have been chosen as one of 11 artists for the city of Boston’s inaugural Artist Residency Cohort, 2015/2016. He was Director, Cinematographer and Editor of “peterOZ, Balance of Power”, a documentary about German-American Artist Peter Zierlein; Director of Photography for Tim Ouillette’s romantic comedy, “Listen Down”, Guest Artist at Truro Center for the Arts, and Artist-in-Residence at Harvard Forest. Roberto also travels around the USA filming people 50 – 100 years of age for his upcoming museum/online interactive exhibit (2016/2017) about aging in America, “getting.older”.
Roberto’s filmmaking fellowships include the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) Producer’s Academy in Santa Fe, New Mexico; the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) New Media Institute; and the Center for Independent Documentary/Kopkind Seminar and Retreat Week. He received his MFA in Visual Arts from Lesley University. He is Adjunct Professor at Emerson College’s Visual & Media Arts Department.
Roberto is interested in issues of unequal access to health care - including mental health care - in our society. As an occasional volunteer at the St. Francis House homeless shelter in Boston, he has seen firsthand the effects of undiagnosed and/or untreated mental illness. He hopes that Peach Pie will bring more attention to this important concern. Peach Pie also touches on his interests around military veterans and their families. His father, former US Air Force Master Sergeant Otilio A. Mighty, was a champion for the rights of Vietnam War veterans as Director of Veterans Affairs for the New York Urban League.
Roberto’s work has been supported by The U.S. Centers for Disease Control; National Science Foundation, the Institute for Museum and Library Services; and many others.
Howard Phillips (First Assistant Director)
Howard fell in love with film thanks to Charlie Chaplin, started making Super-8 and 16mm films, got a degree in Film & Television at Montana State University, started working with video in the late 70's, one of his music-videos won a slot on MTV's Basement Tapes.He managed Boston's first film-centric digital post-production facility, The Edit House. worked at Avid Technology for 7 years, and headed up the Film QA Team, which was part of the 1999 Technical Oscar award. He went on to create the original curriculum for BU's Center for Digital Imaging Arts, then developed curriculum for Academy for Digital Production in Washington D.C., Bunker Hill Community College, as well as SAE-Mexico. He enjoys all aspects of media production, and wishes he had another life to become a sound designer!
Richard Fomo (Assistant Camera)
Richard Fomo is a Director of Photography, freelance cameraman and editor for corporate, commercial, artistic and documentary projects. Richard is also a practitioner of fine art photography inspired by the natural environment and dynamic composition. He lives and works in Boston and New England.
Brian Galford (Gaffer/Grip)
A 30 year veteran of video production, Brian Galford is an Emmy and Telly Award winning writer, director, photographer and editor. He has worked on marketing and training programs for organizations large and small, traveling to Western Europe and across America to to collect footage for Fortune 500 clients, Japanese NHK television, and the BBC. In addition, his fascination with the creative and performing arts has enabled him to be involved in multicamera dance and music concerts, including Carrie Underwood and Jefferson Starship.
Daniel Jacobs (Gaffer/Grip)
Daniel Jacobs is the owner/founder of Blake Road Productions LLC. He is a cinematographer and editor based in Waltham MA. He shoots documentary and dramatic movies and corporate videos, and produces multi-camera dance and music performance videos, dramatic music videos, and other forms of video media.
Chuck Green (Gaffer/Grip)
Chuck Green has a BA in filmmaking and is a master carpenter. He works primarily as a DP and Producer, while occasionally building unique or unusual supporting gear for independent films.
Chuck Rosina (Sound/Grip)
Chuck Rosina has been doing audio for video in various capacities for over 30 years. He specializes in ENG audio in the field, but also does A-2 work on live events – mostly sports, studio audio, and teaches Audio for Video at the New England Art Institute. Two productions he’s worked on were cited for New England Emmys; one was the PSA My Life My Choice in 2012, and the other was Mission to Mars, a program for MCET (Massachusetts Corporation for Educational Telecommunications) in 1997.
Diane Andronica (Data Wrangler/Slate)
Diane Andronica grew up in New York City and studied television production at Queens College of CUNY. In Boston improved on her skills at The city's community access channel, BNN-TV. Presently Diane works as a Media Technician for Harvard University.
Chris Thayer (Pre-Production Assistant for Props/Wardrobe)
Tim Ouillette (Behind-the-scenes stills and video)
Johnny Quinones (Behind-the-scenes stills)