John Gallino

John Gallino
Current City: Maywood, NJ

John is a professional photographer and amateur filmmaker finishing his last year at Ramapo College. He won a writing award for his short film Minor Transaction, and is currently working on two documentaries in post production.

I created StF because I believe in the talents of my friends and our ability to do great things by working together.

Areas of Expertise: Photography, Video, Video Editing, Graphic Design, Web Design, Screenwriting, Film production, Writing (other), Communication/Phone Skills

Current Projects: Breaking Camp, Our Lips Are Sealed

Website: johngallino.com


Kristen Obolsky

Kristen Obolsky
Current City: Clifton, NJ

Kristen is a Psychology major at Ramapo College, but she is also a very talented actress, singer, and pianist.

I was a member of the prestigious band titled Raw Dog and the Butts. That’s all I have to say.

Areas of Expertise: Singing, Acting, Piano


Rob Talalai

Rob Talalai
Current City: Mahwah, NJ

Rob is studying business and minoring in music at Ramapo College. He plays lead guitar in Maybe Rob, and has created several musical compositions for John’s projects in the past.

I am heavily involved in music on all fronts, including creation, production, and performance. I also enjoy creative and technical writing in my spare time.

Areas of Expertise: Singing, Guitar, Music Composition, Audio Production


Alex Rosen
Alex Rosen
Current City: Kristiansand, Norway 

Alex is currently studying abroad in Norway. He is a skilled guitarist and comic illustrator, and has documented months of his daily life in the form of comic strips viewable on his website.

getting people together is a great idea. and being productive and having fun with a bunch of people is the coolest thing. and art is great albeit music, film, writing, or visual art. so i am totally down for this.

Areas of Expertise: Writing (Other), Drawing/Painting, Animation, Band Member, Musical Instrument, Communication/Phone Skills

Current Projects: I’m Too Old To Be Wearing Tight Pants daily comic

Website: isthisreally.thecomicseries.com


Stephen Silbernagel

Stephen Silbernagel
Current City: Wayne, NJ

Stephen is a graduate of Ramapo and an up and coming filmmaker. His short film Prism took Best Fiction Film award at Ramapo College’s Media Collision 2010. He is currently working on a mockumentary, produced by his own production team Crew Ryu.

Areas of Expertise: Video, Video Editing, Screenwriting, Film Production

Current Projects: PUSH: Packanack Ultimate Scavanger Hunt


Mariam Garibov

Mariam Garibov
Current City: New Milford, NJ

Mary is a student at NYU. She is a skilled graphic artist and illustrator.

Areas of Expertise: Graphic art, illustration

Website: mariamgaribov.com


Diane Szulecki

Diane Szulecki
Current City: Northvale, NJ

Diane is finishing her last semester at Ramapo College. She works (and writes) part-time for a local magazine.

Writing is the only thing in my life that I’m a perfectionist about. My favorite projects to take on include cultural stuff and politics, but I’m up for any creative challenge.

Oh, I can write press releases too.

Areas of Expertise: Writing (Other), Communication/Phone Skills


Steph Dispoto

Steph Dispoto
Current City: Mahwah, NJ

Steph is a graphic artist currently working at CNBC. She also has stage acting and singing experience.

Uh I tweet really well..

Areas of Expertise: Graphic Design, Web Design, Animation, Costume Design, Communication/Phone Skills, Acting, Singing

Website: twitter.com/stephdispoto


John Gallino

Mark Diaz
Current City: Stanford, CA

When John left the photographer’s assistant position he had been working at for two years, he picked Mark to take his place. Since then Mark has become a very talented portrait photographer. He is also a stage actor attending Stanford University.

Mostly photo stuff working with Steve and portraiture experimentation on my own. I acted through high school too. I’d venture to say I’m creative and open to new projects.

Areas of Expertise: Photography, Graphic Design, Communication, Acting

Website: Mark Diaz at flickr


Meaghan Vitale

Meaghan Vitale
Current City: Ewing, NJ

Meg met John while he was filming Our Lips are Sealed on the TCNJ campus. They’ve kept in contact ever since, and she is now a contributing writer to the StF blog.

If you ever need an Econ major, I’m pretty smart.

Areas of Expertise: Writing (Other)


Heather Ferris

Heather Ferris
Current City: Mahwah, NJ

Heather has collaborated with John on several film projects, including Minor Transaction. She is always his first choice when looking for a production assistant because of her ability to stay organized and her attention to detail.

I guess I would say that I’m pretty well organized so I could bring that to the group. I also love editing and acting.

Areas of Expertise: Screenwriting, Video Editing, Audio Production, Communication/Phone Skills, Acting