Meet The Team

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Eyal Filkovsky

Founder - Producer - Director

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Robyn Shonk

Slate Bunny - PA - Writer

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Juliana Soroka

Event Photographer

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Harleen Francis Quinzel

Production Manager

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Alex Kijek

Social Media Manager

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Johnnie Occhipinti

Host/MC

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Kyle Santos

Cinematographer

 
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Favorite Quote

“Just because you lost me as a friend, doesn't mean you gained me as an enemy. I'm bigger than that, I still wanna see you eat, just not at my table.”

~Tupac Amaru Shakur

Eyal Filkovsky

Founder - Producer - Director

Born in Israel, Eyal immigrated to the United States at the age of nine. Starting off in Long Island, he embarked on a journey for the next several years that took him to live in Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Maryland. At 18, he joined the United States Air Force in the IT field and served 6 years on active duty. During this time he was stationed at Virginia, Colorado, South Korea, had two tours to Iraq, and numerous other TDY’s around the world. 

 

Shortly after separating from the Air Force, Eyal went to the art institute of Colorado to study digital filmmaking and video production. During this time he also opened a production studio in Colorado and ran that for 5 years. 

 

Life got in the way as it does at times, and forced Eyal to close his business and move to Louisiana. A couple of years later he moved to northeastern Pennsylvania where he now resides. 

 

Eyal has always created, even as a kid he would take still cameras and create stop motion animations using things lying around the house. His style tends to be dark and moody, but it doesn't always have to be.

Musical Background

Eyal's first instrument was a Violine in Elementary School, followed by a Trumpet in Middle School. When Eyal went to High School he joined the school Marching Band and played the drums.

In 2006, Eyal joined a cover band playing the guitar in South Korea with some other Airmen stationed there. Then In Colorado he started 3 bands where he played the drums for. Now he likes to jam with friends and lay down beats for fun.

Music Taste

Eyal's musical taste is very wide but there are a few genres he tends to fall back on like Punk, Ska, and 90's Grunge.

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Favorite Quote

“There is no exquisite beauty… without some strangeness in the proportion”

 

~Edgar Allan Poe (Ligeia, 1838)

Harleen Francis Quinzel

Production Manager

Harleen was Born in 1989, in Brooklyn NY was raised there, has lived in almost every borough and lived a rough life up until she was 21 going on 22 when she made the decision to move to PA to have a better life for her now 2 kids. She is a single mother that loves her kids. She is a very caring person, loves to help and has been a caregiver professionally for the last 3 years.

Musical Background

She doesn’t have much of a musical background, she played the flute when she was about 6-7 and realized she did not have the hand eye coordination. She’s loved music since she can remember. She loves and lives for music, she loves to sing even though she thinks her voice is terrible. She loves live music. Going to concerts is what she lives for. She likes to get involved in any project that involves music since she doesn’t feel she has musical talent.

Music Taste

Her taste in music is very eclectic. All depends on her mood. Some of her favorite artists is Frank Sinatra, Slipknot, David Bowie, Eminem, Queen, The Used, Doo Wops, Twenty one pilots, Dirty heads, System of a Down, Green Day, Nikki Minaj, Sean Paul Taylor swift, Daddy yankee, Halsey, Pitbull and soooo much more. She listens to just about every genre. She is always down for finding new music and very much supports the local music scene.

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Favorite Quote

“If Voldemort's raising an army, then I want to fight!”

 

~ Harry Potter (The Order Of The Phoenix)

Johnnie Occhipinti

Host/MC

John Salvatore Occhipinti, was born in Chevy Chase, Maryland, but was raised primarily in Lower Green Ridge in Scranton, Pa! He has four sisters, and no brothers. Although he played sports his entire life, he was inspired to learn how to play guitar and piano when he was 20 years old living in Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco. Even though, he never acted in high school he landed a role as a rugby player for the movie, “The Nomads” (@thenomadsmovie) after an open casting call for actual rugby players in Philadelphia. It was his first acting role, but he luckily landed on the cover of The Nomads movie poster! You can catch Johnnie and the rest of The Nomads cast on Amazon Prime, BET Plus, and YouTube!

Musical Background

Johnnie’s first taste of music was on his Grandfather’s piano, when he was just a kid. He taught himself the Jaws Theme Song by ear, but never really had a passion for really learning until he was 20 years old. Since he has been self-taught, learning guitar and piano and whatever musical instrument, he can get his hands on. In the last year he has acquired a PA system, a looper station, and his next purchase is a DJ mixer, so he can live loop his music by himself, until he eventually forms a full-on band! Currently, he works at a music studio and is learning to record, mix, and master others music, and eventually his own! Big things are hopefully in store for Johnnie in the next year!

Music Taste

Johnnie grew up listening to classic rock such as Led Zeppelin, and Lynard Skynard on long car rides with his dad, but his generational music affinity would steer to his love of indie rock. His two favorite bands that will battle to the end of time for his all-time favor, are The Arctic Monkeys, and The Strokes.

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Favorite Quote

"“Not to be a snot, but I gotta rocket."

~ Herself

Links

None... Find her in the wild!

Robyn Shonk

Production Assistant

Robyn is an only child born and raised in a little town in Pennsylvania. She has had a strong passion for music her entire life, even today claiming Spotify as her one true love. Aside from music, she enjoys participating in sports and the arts. She was a rugged softball player throughout life, and discovered a late love for volleyball. She now enjoys yoga, kayaking, and hiking as active hobbies.

 

For the last 12 years, Robyn’s full-time work has always been heavily rooted in customer service. She has worked in private, commercial, and federal fields. Recently she pursued her passion for helping others further by becoming a patient care advocate in the medical marijuana industry.

Musical Background

Robyn has been singing for as long as she could speak. Growing up, she idolized vocalists on the radio and participated heavily in school choral events. In 2013, she formed a cover duo that was short-lived. After deciding to end the project, making music sadly took a back seat until 2019. She started singing again at open mics, jumping on stage to sing a song or two with local bands, and was inspired to start playing her keyboard which she has played on and off since taking lessons around he age of 8. In 2021, she began to learn ukulele and write original songs. Robyn’s passion for music was revived, and she is hopeful to lend her vocals to additional projects both on stage and on record.

Music Taste

While the majority of her listening styles are quite diverse, Incubus has been a go-to favorite since high school. She has felt a gravitation towards indie and alternative throughout her life, and more recently she has enthusiastically discovered jam bands and EDM mixes. Here and there she enjoys tribal sounds and a touch of heavy so she can “scratch her brain.”

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Favorite Quote

“God favors drunks, small children, and the cataclysmically stoned”

 

~ Stephen King, IT

Alex Kijek

Social Media Manager

Alex is an NEPA native and has lived here her entire life. She is heavily involved in the arts in the area, having roots in dance and music with a more recent addition of community theater. Her most recent appearances in the performing arts have been The Joan Harris Centre’s production of the classical ballet Don Quixote, and Little Theatre of Wilkes Barre’s production of Chicago. She is also a solo musician, and can be caught performing under the moniker of SocioEmapth. In her spare time she dabbles in acting and modeling, and enjoys cross stitching spooky designs.

Musical Background

Alex has been musically inclined her entire life, with some of her earliest memories being recording songs she sang, making them up on the spot, with a cassette player, and putting on performances ranging from small scale to elaborate productions for her family. Her first instrument was the flute, but she also picked up piccolo and percussion in school, and guitar otherwise. She ended up at guitar camp by chance, hated all two weeks, and as soon as camp was over she couldn’t put her guitar down and returned to guitar camp for six more summers following. She has played as various solo singer songwriter incarnations over the last decade and some, and can currently be found as SocioEmapth.

Music Taste

As a lifelong ballerina and dance teacher with a soft spot for punk, Alex’s musical tastes know very few bounds. However, if she had to narrow it down to the 3 most influential artists in her life, they would be Avril Lavigne, Green Day, and Alkaline Trio.

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Favorite Quote

"Remember that in life, Listen with both ears. You listen to one story, You listen to the other one. Some place in the middle is the truth. It's up to your own brains and knowledge to determine what to do, If you know the background of the people who are involved. Don't ever react to anything in life. Legitimate or illegitimate. By listening to just one side, You have plenty of time to react. Listen to both sides, Think about someplace in the middle and make up your mind, Then react. Then you do what you want."

 

~ Salvatore "Toddo" Aurello

Kyle Santos

Cinematographer

Born in 1988, Has lived in NEPA his whole life. Has always been the one to want to take photos or video of friends doing what ever that day brought... things like off roading, at the gun range, etc. That passion has brought him to creating a couple of short films and starting his own wedding video business. Another big passion is abandoned places, taking photos and making videos for YouTube.

Musical Background

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Music Taste

All types from rap, screamo, Nordic war, alternative, emo.

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Favorite Quote

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Links

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Juliana Soroka

Event Photographer

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Musical Background

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Music Taste

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