The team behind the After School Film Institute

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Dr. Devin Marsh
Educator + Artist

Dr. Marsh has spent most of his adult life in either the classroom, in the studio, or on the stage. His childhood piano lessons led him to the Berklee College of Music where he received a scholarship to study with the world-renowned vibraphonist, Gary Burton. After leaving Boston he moved to Miami to attend the University of Miami. This decision led to many years of higher education which resulted in degrees in education, music production, and composition, all while recording or performing internationally with his own band, Nori Nori, or working on a variety of other artists' projects. 

He is the executive director and co-founder of ASFI (After School Film Institute), a non-profit organization that teaches every aspect of the filmmaking process to the youth in underserved communities of South Florida. He is also Director of Film and Television at Miami Arts Studio, and still actively composes, records, and performs. He sits on the board of Film Florida and the Film and Entertainment advisory board for Miami-Dade county. He has been awarded many professional accolades, having been either the winner or a finalist for teacher of the year at the local, regional, and state levels.

Ronald Baez
Writer + Director

Ronald Baez is a Caribbean-American screenwriter, director, and award-winning immersive media artist from Miami, FL. His current and previous short film projects continue to screen at film festivals and museums worldwide including HBO’s New York Latino Film Festival, the Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival, the Oscar-Qualifying Florida and Short Shorts (Tokyo) Film Festivals, the Norton Museum of Art, and the Florida Museum of Natural History. Several of Baez’s short film projects have also been distributed for national television broadcast by PBS as well as online by Seed&Spark SVOD.

Baez's award-winning immersive media projects have been exhibited at the 2020 MIT Reality XR Hackathon, the Florida Museum of National History, and the National Association of Broadcasters Conference (NAB Show). Baez was awarded the NAB Futures Innovator's Award in 2019 for his ongoing VR projects in collaboration with the University of Florida MET Lab. Baez continues to work with organizations and institutions like National Geographic, the University of Florida, the Adrienne Arscht Center, the New World Symphony, the Sea Turtle Conservancy, and the Knight Foundation on a variety of immersive and interactive media projects.

In addition to his work as a filmmaker and immersive media artist, Baez is a founding member of the White Elephant Group, a Miami-based filmmaking collective, and also serves as the Artistic Director of the After School Film Institute, a nonprofit organization mentoring at risk, inner-city students in South Florida.

Kevin Cerchiai
Sound Magician

Kevin Cerchiai has worked in the entertainment industry for nearly 30 years as a sound technician on feature films and television. He has been a part of two teams nominated for an Academy Award for Sound Mixing (Transformers and Transformers: Dark of the Moon). Because of his unique career, Kevin has been fortunate to travel around the world to places like Japan, China, the Caribbean and all around the US. He recently completed the ninth season of The Walking Dead.

When not on a movie set, Kevin spends his time in the community he’s called home for most of his life: South Florida. He serves on the community outreach board for Cornerstone Food Pantry where he’s been active for ten years. The pantry prides itself on providing food for 2,000 individuals each month. Kevin was the Media Operations Captain for the Orange Bowl committee for several years and was honored to be recognized as Captain of the Year. He’s volunteered in the Miami-Dade County Public School system for many years and in several capacities, including creating educational videos, acting as an advisor and companion to high-risk students through the Listener program, and serving on multiple Principal of the Year committees. In 2007, he was presented with the Runner-Up Volunteer of the Year award for the county.

Kevin is currently working with a group of students to produce a web series about giving back to the community.

Kevin Ondarza
Board Member

Kevin is a cuban-american screenwriter, director, producer, and immersive media artist from Miami, known for Mountains (2023)El Reggaetonero (2023) and Sambo (2023). Co-Founder of White Elephant Group film collective, in addition to being a board member of the non-profit After School Film Institute, all with the goal of fostering a sustainable and synergetic film community in South Florida.

Milagros Gonzalez
Board Member
Venezuelan museologist and art historian. Gonzalez worked as a researcher, curator, and educator at the Fine Arts Museum and the National Art Gallery in Caracas, Venezuela, between 1998 and 2009. In 2007 the Polar Foundation published her book "De la Colección a la Nacion. Aventuras de los intelectuales en los Museos de Caracas. 1874-1940" (Collection and Nation. Adventures of Intellectuals in Caracas' Museums. 1874-1940).
Based in Miami since 2009, in 2010 she was invited as a speaker at “Crossroads. II International Congress of Sculpture”, Institute of Aesthetic Research, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Puebla. Since 2014 she has worked for Arts Connection Foundation and has been in charge of the production of the Miami New Media Festival. Gonzalez currently works as an art teacher for Robert Morgan Educational Center in Miami.