Our People

Through the years, we have gathered the most talented people in their fields to be on our team of craftspeople.

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We have strived to nurture an intimate group of experts that work extremely well together to create quality, professional products in a timely and cost effective manner, and are highly effective in problem solving and finding creative solutions.

Josh Koral

Josh Koral

Owner / Creative Director / Art Director


Josh is in complete charge of operations. He is an Emmy Award-winning Art Director who has been in the business for over 30 years, working on over 20 feature films, hundreds of television commercials and countless corporate and display projects. A former science teacher, he is singled out as a creative problem-solver and is well-respected by peers and clients alike.

josh@acmescenery.com

Bill Swanson

Bill Swanson

Designer / Project Manager


Bill is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and has over 20 years experience working in the film, entertainment, event and theatrical industries. He is our in-house art director and project manager, specializing in all aspects of design from concept to finish. Extensive knowledge of materials and fabrication methods inform his process to bring ideas to life with creative solutions. Bill is also an accomplished fine artist and exhibits his painting nationally.

bill@acmescenery.com
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Aaron Shores

Aaron Shores

Shop Foreman / Project Manager


Originally a theater technician, Aaron quickly moved up the ranks to become Assistant Technical Director at ThreatreWorks, then went on to run scenery shops throughout the Bay Area, including Berkeley Rep and RODA. Eventually lured into film production, he worked as prop maker, special effects technician and construction coordinator for films and tv, including a stint as Foreman for NBC’s “Trauma.” His can-do attitude, along with his wealth of knowledge of materials and fabrication methods, provides the backbone of our team.

aaron@acmescenery.com

Jae Moon Lee

Jae Moon Lee

Master Scenic Painter


Jae graduated from the prestigious Hong Ik University in Seoul, Korea and received BFA and MFA degrees from the Academy of Art College in San Francisco. He worked at Korean TV Broadcasting for many years before moving to the US, and was a merit award winner at the Asian American Contemporary Art Exhibition. He has over 20 years of experience in sculpting, painting and murals.

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Matthew Stancik

Matthew Stancik

Installation Supervisor


Matt is a master craftsman who has a reputation for precise and fastidious work. He was technical director for the San Francisco Opera Center before joining Acme, has a keen eye for detail and is uncompromising in the quality of his work.

 

 

 

 

 

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