Our Team

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Global Collaborator Team

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!

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. Susan is a Global Brand Ambassador at beBee.com. 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 teaching them the skills of producing their own projects. Susan works well with kids and teens and has great communication skills to promote, enhance and inspire the creative talents of youth and children, and people around the world. 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 hosting the SBP Podcast "The Voice for Mobile Film" which is available in various podcast platforms such as iTunes and Google Play. 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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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