Fade In To Film

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Fade In To Film

Bringing Indie Filmmaking Topics from Your Mind to Your Ears.

S. Botello Productions™ (based in San Diego, California) has initiated a new program bridging the mobile and indie film communities with ongoing discussions presented by the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking, hosted by Susy Botello.

Fade In To Film completed one full year of panel discussions as of July 2024. Our first episode was published July 18, 2023 with several recurring panelists.

Moving forward, FITF is re-establishing itself as a topics based discussion between host Susy Botello and Joey Min, with occasional guests. We continue our quest to bridge the gap between indie filmmakers and smartphone/mobile filmmakers on a positive light.

FITF discusses topics of interest to indie and smartphone filmmakers, discussing topics that affect and pertain to the community.

SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking launched in 2017.

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Fade In To Film (FITF) is a bi-weekly show discussion covering topics of interest affecting indie and smartphone filmmaking community jointly, with a foundation in storytelling through film.

Each episode in the program is presented to our listeners within our regular podcast programming. Fade In To Film inaugurated July 18, 2023 with the 150th episode of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking.

We continue our effort to solidify the connection between them.

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Podcast host Susy Botello and panelists Levi Austin Morris, Ryan McDonald and Joey Min attended IMFF 2024 in San Diego live in person.

Pictured left to right: Joey Min, Levi Austin Morris, Ryan McDonald. Sunday, April 28, 2024 during IMFF in San Diego, California.

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SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking is the leading mobile filmmaking podcast bringing a voice to the mobile film and video industry exclusively, since 2017.

The Voice of Mobile Film™ is for everyone who ever wanted to or is curious about making movies and videos using smartphones. S. Botello Productions (SBP) is a pioneer in the mobile filmmaking industry. Hosted, produced and edited by Susy Botello. No AI.

The SBP Podcast continues to bring listeners and subscribers in-depth conversations with members of the community, and industry experts.

The SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking is completely free! You can listen without ads, and even receive a free MP3 audio file to keep. Susy hosts, produces, edits–she does all the work to promote indie filmmakers using smartphones to inspire everyone around the world with a dream to make movies. The podcast is an expense, a gift to you. Please consider becoming a patron on Patreon or BuyMeACoffee if you enjoy the show. Thank you!

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Host and moderator Susy Botello, leads the ongoing bi-weekly series Fade In To Film with Joey Min and occasional guests.


Susy Botello is a pioneer and passionate avid advocate for artists, video producers and filmmakers, and is the founder of the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego launched in 2009.

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Joey Min is the co-founder of Art School Dropouts, an east coast based digital media group that creates weekly original narrative-driven “feel-good” content on YouTube.

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Listen to all episodes of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking including the Fade In To Film bi-weekly show in your current podcast app, or online. You can download an MP3 audio file (free) to listen offline anytime, anywhere. All rights reserved.

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The podcast is free to the general public and has no ads in its free version. It hopes to continue to provide free access through listener support on Patreon and BuyMeACoffee.

Susy is a pioneer and passionate, avid advocate for artists, video producers, and filmmakers. She entered the video industry professionally in 1997-98. Her experience includes short and feature films playing many roles, including cinematographer, script supervisor, and production coordinator. She is also a writer.

Susy Botello earned an Associate of Science Degree in Media Communications with honors, and has worked as a media manager, camera operator, and editor.


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