Justin Shaner – CEO, Producer
Justin's professional career began in the Marketing and Advertising industry after studying Marketing and Graphic Design at Penn State University. In 2007 he opened a successful Advertising Agency and worked in the industry for 10 years. He brings his creative and analytical skills to every venture he takes part in, in 2012 he started Sobe Brooke Studios which quickly developed a slate of films geared toward both theatrical and non-theatrical distribution channels, for both U.S. and foreign markets. Over the years he's developed a network of strategic alliances in the film industry that has allowed him to move forward with projects on a hollywood scale but operating out of Miami, FL which in itself has a large talent pool of actors, producers, directors, and investors that are involved in the film market.
Justin is also a musician and has played in different bands as a drummer or guitarist for many years and is currently the composer and guitarist for the Alternative Rock band Lochness Monster, releasing their debut full length LP in January of 2017 under his independent record label Sobe Brooke Records.
Fernando H. Rojas - Partner, Producer
Fernando is originally from Chile, in 2000 he moved to Miami, FL and began his career in the advertising industry. He worked for several top agencies’ media departments focusing on both the Hispanic and American markets. Having over 10 years of experience in TV advertising Fernando then took on the role of Vice President & Media Director at JLS Agency, a leading advertising and marketing agency with offices in Miami, FL and State College, PA.
After developing his skills from working with TV media, Fernando did not hesitate to join Sobe Brooke Studios in 2011 as a Partner and Producer. As Partner, he helps manage daily operations, investor, and producer relations. As Producer, he is deeply involved with each project from script approval, to production, to the final stages for each project, including distribution.
Johanna Vasquez - Accountant
Johanna earned her degree in Accounting from Nassau Community College and Miami Dade College. In 2014 she began working for JLS Agency assisting the Controller and eventually became the Accountant for the agency. She joined Sobe Brooke Studios in 2015 and took on the accounting and book-keeping responsibilities. Johanna also helps maintain film budgets and creates all the financial reports for Sobe Brooke and each of its individual projects.
The rest of the team works closely with Johanna on a regular basis to ensure the business, legal, production, and accounting divisions of the company all link up and everything is transparent.