Our Team

Mike Raak

MichaelRaakFounder, Director, Producer of Flashback Films (FBF), Mike is the end all be all for our creative decision making. His leadership in driving productions to meet every client-specific need is what set the stage for Flashback Films (FBF) to win a BBB 2014 award for Excellence in Service. Let Mike lead your project to success and see how he can make your offer work.

Erin MacMillan-Ramirez

Erin MacmillanRamirezErin has over 20 years of experience in film making. Erin came on board to build the synergy of the Flashback Films (FBF) production team with her double masters, one in screen writing, if we may proudly say so ourselves. She is a story driven creative mastermind who seeks to find the best in the client needs by formulating a master story.

Rob Nielson

RobNielsonRob is our Director of Photography, camera man and production machine. Rob’s expertise is the reason our clients can be more than happy of capturing the right moments with the best production equipment possible.

Robert establishes relationships with individual and corporate clients. He introduces our clients to relevant and current successful approaches regarding marketing, media, and business opportunities. His significant and extensive contacts established in various industries is very valuable to clients in shaping and achieving a vision of success by creating and implementing individual strategies that combine a long-term perspective, while continually finding new and dynamic opportunities that enhance their brand image. His understanding of the management and operations of corporations is extremely important to our clients. Robert has previously served as a Director at both Price Waterhouse Coopers, a worldwide professional services firm, and Oppenheimer & Co., a financial advisory and brokerage company, and held numerous other leadership roles for global management firms. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.), and also holds a Masters of Arts degree from the University of Houston.

Chris Ramirez

ChrisRamirezChristopher Ramirez took an interest in film at the young age of four. His passion continued throughout college where he attended film school at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. While attending SMU he worked for several public relation companies, which handled Warner Brothers, Miramax and Disney, giving him a unique insight and understanding of the industry from an advertising and marketing perspective.

After Graduation, Ramirez made his way through the entertainment business working in everything from theater management and projection to feature film producing and editing.

Along with his Wife, Erin MacMillan-Ramirez, Ramirez presented one of their self-produced short films to the Cannes Film Short Film Corner in 2008. Since then, MacMillan-Ramirez have produced numerous short films and are in preproduction on two feature films.

In between films, Ramirez has taken up an old love, that of projection and event production. Having grown up in an old movie house, Ramirez is well acquainted with every aspect of film projection and presentation. He has used that knowledge as a Event Producer/Technical Director/Operations Manager for festivals such as AFI Dallas Film Festival, Lone Star Film Festival, ReelAbilities Film Festival, Dallas International Film Festival and The Houston Cinema Arts Festival. In addition to his festival work, Ramirez also worked with Alamo Drafthouse to produce their Rolling Roadshow Presentations in the Houston, Lubbock and El Paso areas.

Isaiah Pena

IsaiahPenaIsaiah Pena graduated from the University of Houston School of Communications in 2015 with a degree in Media Productions. Since high school, his goal has been to use the medium of digital media to communicate with people, through dialogue and visual stimulation. Isaiah became fully involved in the Digital Media & Media Production world in college, where he became an active member in the campus’ Student-run television network, eventually serving as the organization’s Production Manager and then as Vice President. He took great pride in helping the organization restructure and transition into the newly formed “Center for Student Media” which included the student-run Newspaper and Internet-radio station. After the restructuring, Isaiah moved over to the university’s Student Programming organization where he worked to restructure its cinema-event programming.

Also while in college, Isaiah worked with various Media Faculty to bring about “@UH,” a digital broadcast news program, produced and operated by students. The show started in 2013 and has since then, become a paid position in the Center’s board of student leaders. Since graduating from college Isaiah has spent his extra time writing and directing short films and participating in film-centric events such as the Houston 48hr Film Festival, which Isaiah’s group won in 2014. He continues to work on what he loves at Flashback Films and looks forward to new and challenging opportunities.