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Our team is collaborating on programs for mobile filmmakers around the world. We are ensuring a global resource for mobile film-making to encourage and inspire filmmakers to create films, tell stories and realize their dream.

"We empower the storyteller inside you through filmmaking with your smartphone." - S. Botello Productions™

S. Botello Productions™ is committed!

We presented a mobile filmmaking panel at San Diego's Comic-Con International for three consecutive years and we presented a workshop seminar in Indianapolis for the inaugural IndyShorts by Heartland Film. Get details.

In August 2018, we are teaching mobile filmmaking to the Carlsbad Film Academy's Summer Camp.

We are available to present workshops, teach mobile filmmaking with iPhones and include an inspiring speaking presentation by founder Susy Botello whose vision for making films and videos after September 11 and the rise of social media led her to launch the International Mobile Film Festival in 2009 as a pioneer in the industry.

If you are a company looking for a solution to video production without the high cost of services and training, we can fulfill your need. Contact us with your information to schedule a conversation.

S. Botello Productions™ created the International Mobile Film Festival based in San Diego to create a platform for filmmakers of all ages to showcase their talents creatively by replacing the need for film/video cameras with what most people already have in their pockets and enter a film festival where only those who shoot their films with mobile cell and smartphones could compete and showcase their work. Our work in mobile filmmaking is more than the film festival. It is about creating a global mobile film resource center with many programs revolving around mobile film.

Below is our team of collaborators for S. Botello Productions™ programs. We take our relationships seriously and provide our team with respect and dignity in what they do and their passion as collaborators. Together we can accomplish more and benefit from the rewards collectively.

 

Susan Botello

Susan Botello | Founder & CEO

With more than eighteen years in video production, Susan built SBP (S. Botello Productions™ est. 2006) around a network of experienced professionals, Susan is a creative writer with an A.S. degree in Media Communications. Her experience includes video production, not limited to PSA's, promos, documentaries, training, and funding videos. Susan has experience with short and full feature films working on production sets as Director of Photography, Script Supervisor, Production Coordinator and of course, as Production Assistant (PA).

She has worked with kids and teens on a professional level, teaching video and film production. Susan works well with kids and teens and has great communication skills to promote, enhance and inspire the creative talents of teen youth and children. The exciting world of mobile filmmaking is intriguing even to the youngest, who make great story-tellers!

Her mission with the International Mobile Resource Center is to empower everyone in the world through storytelling with the best storytelling medium: Filmmaking.

On February 19, 2017, she launched the Global Mobile Film Awards™ (GMFA) which has been referred to as the Oscars of the mobile film industry with founding members SF3 SmartFone Flick Fest in Australia and Heartland Film Festival in Indiana.

Susan is also the host and creator of the SBP Podcast "The Voice for Mobile Film" created in late October 2017, which is available in various podcast platforms such as iTunes, Spotify and Google. www.sbppodcast.studio

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Don't hesitate to contact Susan Botello today. Susan is available for speaking engagements, presentations, and interviews. 

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MEET THE AMBASSADORS

The Ambassador program for the International Mobile Film Festival has been in place since 2012. In 2016, we included SBP team members as part of the Ambassador program.

 

Jed Brophy

Jed Brophy | Ambassador International Mobile Film Festival San Diego

We are honored to have Jed Brophy as an Ambassador to the International Mobile Film Festival based in San Diego. Jed Brophy has inspired many in the mobile film community as more filmmakers with a dream to make films share their stories by making films with smartphones. 

 

Jed is a well-known accomplished actor in the film and theater industries. Alongside his good friend Mark Hadlow, Jed Brophy was a principal actor in the feature length film Blue Moon, written and directed by Stef Harris. The film was filmed around one single location with a limited budget and shot with the iPhone by Ryan O’Rourke. 

 

As a big supporter of mobile film and storytelling, Jed has joined our team of ambassadors. You can listen to Jed speak about mobile filmmaking on SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking Epidode 55

 

Jed Brophy is a film actor from New Zealand. He has appeared in several of Peter Jackson’s films, including Braindead, Heavenly Creatures, The Lord of the Rings film Trilogy, and King Kong. Jed Brophy also appears as the dwarf Nori in The Hobbit films. His father Sadwyn Brophy played Eldarion in Return of the King and other Lord of the Rings films.

 

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Mark Hadlow, NZOM (New England Order of Merit) | Ambassador International Mobile Film Festival San Diego

It is a great honor to have Mark Hadlow as an Ambassador to the International Mobile Film Festival based in San Diego. Mark is one of the principal actors in the feature length film, Blue Moon. The film inspired many in the mobile filmmaking community with a dream to make movies to use their smartphones as cameras to realize those dreams. 

 

Blue Moon also stars Jed Brophy, with whom Mark Played the dwarf Dori in The Hobbit film Trilogy. The Hobbit was Mark's third Peter Jackson movie. Blue Moon was written and Directed by Stef Harris. Mark’s daughter Olivia, plays a role in the film. Written and directed by Stef Harris, shot with the iPhone by Ryan O’Rourke and edited by Judd Resnick, Blue Moon is fast going viral with the mobile filmmaking community around the world.

 

Mark has joined our team of ambassadors. You can listen to Mark Hadlow speak about his role in Blue Moon and acting on SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking Episode 59

 

Mark Hadlow, ONZM, is one of New Zealand's best known actors. He has performed in countless theatre shows throughout New Zealand. Mark has made dozens of film appearances, several television series, commercials and radio voice-overs in the thousands.

 

He has directed many plays throughout New Zealand, some independent productions and for the Court Theatre in Christchurch.

In Meet the Feebles he voiced Heidi the Hippo and Robert the Hedgehog, and sang many of the songs. King Kong saw him rehearsing and performing the role of Harry in the vaudeville scenes opposite Naomi Watts and Bill Johnson.

 

The latest Peter Jackson movie just released “Mortal Engines” saw him playing the Auctioneer Stigwood.

 

Follow Mark Hadlow on Instagram | Twitter and IMDb

 

 

Vesna Ristovska

Vesna Ristovska | Brand Ambassador for S. Botello Productions™
Vesna is from Macedonia and travels to other countries throughout the region. She is a strong believer of mobile filmmaking. Vesna partnered with us in 2011 through Mobile Festival in Macedonia, as a liaison. As Brand Ambassador for SBP, she promotes our programs to others in the mobile film industry and the general public. We value her ambassadorship at S. Botello Productions™.

Vesna completed her studies and achieved her masters from Southwest University "Neofit Rilski" in Blagoevgrad, R. Bulgaria. Vesna is an active filmmaker. She directed short student films and has accumulated credits such as assistant director, script, casting director and more. She also volunteered at the Manaki Film Festival in Bitola. Currently, Vesna works with the Mobile Film Festival in Skopje, Macedonia as a web administrator on a news website. She also works on multimedia projects with Media Solutions firm. 

Ambassador since October 2017

 

 

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Aaron Nabus | Brand Ambassador for S. Botello Productions™

Aaron Nabus is Graphic Designer, Brand and Social Media Consultant and Podcaster from San Diego, CA.

From high school, where he was an editorial writer and Photography Editor to his professional career as a Graphic Designer – which included leading multiple design teams across the U.S. as the Design Manager at Autobytel/RPM and OneCommand (where he had a chance to work with large brands such as Mitsubishi, Toyota, Hyundai and Infiniti), he has always been fascinated with art, design, user experience, trends and storytelling.

As co-host of the Hall H Show (a comic book and pop culture podcast), he and co-host Alex Benedicto, have become a voice for independent creators and for artists in “artist alley” at various comic conventions. In fact, it was at San Diego Comic-Con 2016, where Aaron first met Susan, at her panel that showcased how smartphone technology has now gotten to a point where anyone in the world with a smartphone, can now make a movie that can be shown on the big screen. All you need is a compelling story!

As a frequent collaborator with Susan and supporter of the growing mobile film movement, Aaron is honored to be a Brand Ambassador for the International Mobile Film Festival.

Ambassador since February 2018

 

 

 

If you would like to be selected as an Ambassador, contact us using the contact form. Only serious inquiries.