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SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking

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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.

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February 22nd, 2024


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Community and Industry for Smartphone Filmmakers with Susy Botello

February 20th, 2024


Episode 174 was recorded February 19, 2024.

I share some history of pioneers who had been around and are no longer participating in the mobile filmmaking industry and community. I refer to Filmic Pro, Moondog Labs, and …

Fade In To Film: Smartphone Filmmaking Benefits Your Film Career

February 6th, 2024


Episode 173 is our bi-weekly panel discussion. This episode was recorded January 31, 2024.

I asked the guys if mobile filmmaking changed their film career. We discussed many details in this episode. Ryan and Levi also …

Fade In To Film: Does Mobile Filmmaking Gear Matter

January 23rd, 2024


Episode 172 is our bi-weekly panel discussion. This episode was recorded January 17, 2023.

The year is still new and January is still with us. Levi Austin Morris and Joey Min and I talk about 2024 trends for mobile …

Fade In To Film: Marketing Strategies for Filmmakers

January 9th, 2024


Episode 171 is our first in 2024. Our Fade In To Film crew shares marketing techniques, tips, and advice. Levi and Ryan share stories about how they market and promote their films.

We discussed many promotion and …

Fade In To Film: Last Episode of the Year 2023

December 26th, 2023


Episode 170 is our bi-weekly panel discussion. This episode was recorded December 20, 2023.

I thank you from the bottom of my heart for listening. I share how we can stay connected as social media goes down the tubes. …

High Quality Short Filmmaking with Ryan Camp

December 19th, 2023


Ryan Camp Films has a notable vast library of video tutorials online. When you search how to’s for audio, mics, videos and filmmaking, his videos usually come up on the first page. There’s a good reason for that, he’s …

Fade In To Film: Why Film Production is A Rush

December 12th, 2023


Episode 168 is our bi-weekly panel discussion. This episode was recorded December 6, 2023.

It’s a rush! If you have the privilege to work on an indie film and you don’t feel the rush, something’s not right. Joey Min and …

Fade In To Film: Where Movie Ideas Come From

November 28th, 2023


Episode 167 is our bi-weekly panel discussion. This episode was recorded November 22, 2023.

Before you pull your phone out of your pocket to film, …

Your Legacy As An Artist with Susy Botello

November 21st, 2023


Episode 166 was recorded November 19, 2023.

In episode 166, I open my heart to you with a message I hope reaches you when you need it and where you need it. 

Listen thru to the end for a personal message from me to you.

Fade In To Film: Planning A Smartphone Feature Film

November 14th, 2023


Episode 165 is our bi-weekly panel discussion. This episode was recorded November 8, 2023.

Break out your notebooks! Come back to this episode when you’re ready to make your feature film. We’re walking you through each …

Fade In To Film: Lights, Shadows and Music Halloween Special

October 31st, 2023


Episode 164 is our bi-weekly panel discussion. This episode was recorded October 25, 2023.

Happy Halloween! Tonight the spooks are the vibe. We share insights into some topics around the scary movie genre and making …

Smartphone Camera Viewfinder and Storytelling with Steve Weiss

October 24th, 2023


In episode 163 I chat with producer and director Steve Weiss, one of the founders of Zacuto based in Chicago, Illinois. 

Steve and I get into the weeds about filmmaking and storytelling.

Steve and his founding partner, …

Fade In To Film: SBP Podcast Birthday Special Edition

October 17th, 2023


Episode 162 is our bi-weekly panel discussion. This episode was recorded October 11, 2023.

We sing, we laugh…I almost cry at the end, it’s a jam-packed special birthday episode and we want you to celebrate with us. Grab …

The Art of Storytelling and Photography with Ant Pruitt

October 10th, 2023


In episode 161 I have the honor to chat one-on-one with my friend Ant Pruitt, a host of the TWIT.TV Network's TWIG (This Week In Google) show. We chat about the art and storytelling in photography and I ask him to share …

Fade In To Film: New Tech for Smartphone Filmmakers and Sound Design

October 3rd, 2023


Episode 160 is our bi-weekly panel discussion. This episode was recorded September 27, 2023.

The iPhone 15 Pro has features that can help you meet the criteria to qualify getting your feature film into Netflix, and …

iPhone, AI and Camera Apps with Arthur Mikheev

September 26th, 2023


Episode 159 of the SBP Podcast is jam-packed with tips. I had the privilege to speak to our friend in Moscow, Arthur Mikheev. Arthur won the First Prize Award with his short film, War is Not A Game in San Diego’s …

Fade In To Film: The Other Story You Should Be Telling

September 19th, 2023


Episode 158 is our bi-weekly panel discussion. This episode was recorded September 13, 2023.

If you’re interested in film, you’ve heard that filmmaking is storytelling. But what if your film doesn’t end up seeing the …

How Can I Help?

September 12th, 2023


In episode 157 of the SBP Podcast I ask you to to tell me more about you and to tell me what I can do in my podcast to help you more.

This episode is just you and me. It’s like a one-on-one and I invite you to join me. …

Fade In To Film: Your Brand and Filmmaking

September 5th, 2023


Episode 156 is our biweekly panel discussion. This episode was recorded August 30, 2023.

We tackle a few topics with our panelists, but we begin with Levi’s well informed message, as a union member, about the WGA and …

Fade In To Film: Making Films Versus Products

August 22nd, 2023


Episode 155 is our biweekly panel discussion. This episode was recorded August 16, 2023.

Susy and the panelists discuss film versus product. Art versus commercialization. How we make films and how the perception of what …

Legal Talk for Filmmakers and Content Creators with Joshua Lastine

August 15th, 2023


Episode 154 with Joshua R. Lastine of Lastine Entertainment Law PC in Beverly Hills, will hopefully provide you with some of the assurance you need …

Fade In To Film: Are We Mentoring AI?

August 8th, 2023


Recorded August 2, 2023

Episode 153 of the SBP Podcast is the latest Fade In To Film panel discussion!

Susy and the panelists discuss if we are going to mentor AI over humans. If now is a good time for actors to make …

Making a Dance Studio Film with Brionne Olsen

August 1st, 2023


In episode 152 we bring back Brionne Olsen in South Africa. Brionne is a sound engineer, filmmaker and storyteller. He’s been inspired to create smartphone videos and films since 2020.

Brionne made a short film this …

Fade In To Film: We Can’t Stop Talking AI

July 25th, 2023


Episode 151 was recorded July 19, 2023. Fade In To Film panelists discuss current topics in the minds of smartphone and indie filmmakers, artists, …

Fade In To Film Program Panel Introduction

July 18th, 2023


In episode 150 we introduce you to Fade In To Film. FITF is a Bi-Weekly Panel Discussion covering topics of interest affecting the filmmaking and mobile filmmaking community jointly, with a foundation in storytelling …

Music in Film Tells the Story with Jason Rivera

July 4th, 2023


Filmmaking is storytelling, and music can bring your story to the next level. Jason Rivera has been writing and making music since he was four years …

Video Production with iPhone with Erica “ET” Taylor

June 27th, 2023


Erica “ET” Taylor spent years getting a master’s degree and instructing video production, mainly for sports. She’s a video producer who shoots and edits on her iPhone. Most recently, she shot a short film, Coming Home …

Bonding with Your Kids and Smartphone Movie Making with Ryan Mc Donald and Sophia McDonald

June 13th, 2023


Ten years old making movies and winning awards, inspired by her award winning filmmaker Dad Ryan McDonald, Sophia McDonald writes, directs and stars …

A Career in Television Inspired Filmmaking with Monique Gall

May 30th, 2023


Monique Lea-Gall has earned many television credits as an actor. Her journey as a dancer on TV Awards shows with celebrities like Will Smith, Gwen Stefani, Diddi, and many more, moved into television shows like Law …

Special Presentation IMFF in San Diego with Jed Brophy

May 16th, 2023


Jed Brophy is an Honorary Ambassador for the IMFF, where all films are shot with smartphone cameras, and has been a recurring judge in the short film competition. Episode 145 is a bit of a first bringing you a part of …

Smartphone Filmmaking Rewards You Forever with Levi Austin Morris

May 9th, 2023


Levi Austin Morris won the Best Feature film Award for Paralysis at this year’s International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego, California. The entire film was shot with two iPhones. 

Paralysis is a horror film of …

Smartphone Film and September 11 with Susy Botello

April 4th, 2023


It was September 11, 2001 and my experience that day sparked a vision of the future that lasted for years. Eight years later, from that vision, I launched a film festival where all the films only qualified if they were …

Experimenting with Narrative Feature Films and Smartphones with Luis Fernandez

February 28th, 2023


Our guest in episode 142 is Luis Fernandez who is an actor, filmmaker and live performer. His feature film, Desconocidas (Unknowns) is screening during San Diego’s International Mobile Film Festival in its 12th edition …

The Making of A Cinematic Feature Shot On iPhone with Levi Austin Morris

January 31st, 2023


In episode 141 I invite L.A. filmmaker Levi Austin Morris back for an update on his iPhone feature film, Paralysis. We talk about the completion of the film and funding campaign. Details on turning a horror story into …

Witnessing Stories Making Documentary Films with Chris Collier

January 17th, 2023


Episode 140 is a treat! We discuss feature documentary filmmaking with director Chris Collier. Chris and I take a deep dive into the genre from his …

A Moment In Time Is Your Film with Susy Botello

December 20th, 2022


In this episode 139 I share how the stars connect to moments and moments turn into stories. Then I share insights on how the turning point for a …

No Crew No Gear iPhone Filmmaking with Alex Reid

December 13th, 2022


In episode 138 I introduce Alex Reid to our listeners and also introduce Alex to some of the accomplishments previous filmmakers have made using smartphones to make films. Alex made a film, The Countdown, with no gear …

Inspiring College Students Interview with Susy Botello by Paulina Colis

November 29th, 2022


In episode 137 I share a radio interview. The interview took place at Grossmont College by Griffin Radio Show Host Paulina Colis. She asked me to …

Smartphones are the Window to Your Stories with Susy Botello

November 15th, 2022


In episode Number 136, I share some tips and reasons on why and how you can start filmmaking today. After listening to this episode, you’re going to want to. I recorded this episode early the same morning I published …

Build Your Filmmaking Family with Joey Ming and Stephanie Pham

November 1st, 2022


In episode 135 we have a very resourceful discussion with Joey Min and Stephanie Pham of Art School Dropouts: A Film Production Company and YouTube …

Cosplay Smartphone Filmmaking with Jasper Capalad

October 25th, 2022


In episode 134 we bring you Jasper Capalad. Jasper is a multi-talented creator, with a great number of talents and skills. One of them is making …

Smartphone Photography Hands On with Ant Pruitt

October 11th, 2022


In episode 133 we have an instructive discussion with our friend Ant Pruitt of Hands On Photography. Ant Pruitt has accepted an invitation to sit on two judging panels for the 12th edition of the International Mobile …

Smartphone Movies in Nigeria with Shola Ajayi

October 4th, 2022


In episode 132 I have a great discussion with Shola Ajayi. Shola is an instructor at Ithaca College in upstate New York. She founded UR4Africa as a …

Making Features with iPhone and Loving It with Ryan and Brandie McDonald

September 20th, 2022


In episode 131 I bring you independent filmmakers, Ryan and Brandie McDonald from Ogden, Utah. They submitted a feature film shot with an iPhone for the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego back in 2020 and …

Filmic Pro Update with Max Schleser and Susy Botello

September 6th, 2022


In this episode 130 I invited my pioneer colleague Max Schleser, in Melbourne, to share some uplifting history of 2011 versus today. Where do we go …

Making Movies with Mobile Phones is Mainstream

August 30th, 2022


In this episode 129 I share the story of why indie filmmakers are embracing smartphone filmmaking and why mobile filmmakers should acknowledge where …

Screenwriting False Beliefs and Flaws - In The Weeds Series with Jason C. Marshall

August 23rd, 2022


In this episode 128 we talk to Jason C. Marshall as part of our ongoing In The Weeds series. We discuss the art and technicality of screenwriting great stories as films. False beliefs and flaws was a large topic we …

Comic-Con International in San Diego Stories with Aaron Nabus

August 2nd, 2022


Inspired by our experience in San Diego’s Comic-Con International just weeks after our 2022 edition of the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego, our brand ambassador Aaron Nabus and I share stories from SDCC …

You Can Shoot A Live Action Film with iPhone with Art School Dropouts

June 21st, 2022


If you are looking for motivation for a live action made on a smartphone film, stop here and click play. Joey Min and Stephanie Pham of Art School …

Celebrate Your Smartphone Movies in San Diego with Caroline Spence and James Smith

May 10th, 2022


Three days of entertaining and inspiring presentations, screenings, workshops, celebrations and more! 

It was the last weekend in April and as is tradition, a new edition of the festival took place in San Diego, …

The Thrill of Mobile Filmmaking and Teens with Quinn Friedman

March 15th, 2022


A heartwarming story turned into a film with 17 year-old Quinn Friedman participating in the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego. We …

Empowering Women and Mobile Filmmaking with Antoinette Van Sluytman

March 8th, 2022


Today is International Women’s Day and our guest, Antoinette Van Sluytman, shares her mission to empower women in the creative industry. We discuss the power that smartphone cameras give everyone to share their own …

iPhone Wildlife Photography and Video with Scott Bourne

March 1st, 2022


In this episode I pick the brain of a nature and wildlife photographer Scott Bourne. Scott is also a professional videographer. His extensive experience is inspiring and he recently had an experience where he turned to …

Dare Yourself To Make Smartphone Feature Films - James Demitri

February 15th, 2022


It’s not common that we record an episode for the podcast with a fan. James Demitri is in Australia, and made a feature film with a smartphone inspired by our podcast and the stories from our guests. 

Misplaced, has won …

Audio Check Smartphone Film Production - Julian Bate-Vergette

February 8th, 2022


We met Julian Bate-Vergette in episode 115. Julian’s experience and studies make him a great resource to get motivated about audio quality for your …

The Smartphone Content Creator Featuring Ant Pruitt

February 1st, 2022


Ant Pruitt works as a podcast host for a large podcast network. He researches the camera and photography industry, which he’s passionate about. Ant is a valuable resource for the content creator.

Ant Pruitt is a judge …

Making Smartphone Movies Building Trust with Ross Perkins

January 26th, 2022


Have you made your first film? Have you tried but things weren’t working out on set even though you thought you were well prepared? Do you want to cast good actors but not sure how?

In this episode, we talk to Ross …

In The Weeds Series: Character Development with Jason C. Marshall

January 18th, 2022


In our newest episode, and the first in the new year, from our In The Weeds Series: Story Structure and Formula with Jason C. Marshall, we go all in …

Mobile Filmmaking in Russia with Maxim Mussel

January 4th, 2022


We have a great discussion with the leading voice for smartphone movie making in Russia, Maxim Mussel. He’s made three feature films with smartphones and launched the only festival for mobile films in Russia. 

When the Characters Shape the Film - Introducing Julian Bate-Vergette with Jason C. Marshall

December 21st, 2021


2021 has been a great year for our podcast. We passed a couple of milestones like our 100th episode. But another milestone is how many wonderful …

NFT and Mobile Filmmaking - Robert David Duncan

December 7th, 2021


What is NFT? It’s a Non Fungible Token and it authenticates your digital media as yours. This is one of the most attractive features. The other attraction to this is that you can build in a royalty to your art and …

In the Weeds Series From Idea to Concept in Film - Jason C. Marshall

November 23rd, 2021


Making movies can feel intimidating. One way to reduce that overwhelming feeling is by understanding there is a process which will guide you into believing in your idea. Coming up with an idea for your movie will lead …

How Do You Find Your Passion to Make Great Films - Susy Botello

November 9th, 2021


There is no doubt that after speaking to countless filmmakers in and outside this podcast, the most successful filmmakers are passionate about making …

In the Weeds Series How to Start with Story in Film - Jason C. Marshall

October 26th, 2021


Concept, Character and Theme are the big three concepts to keep in mind before you even think about the structure and formula in filmmaking. In this …

Breakfast of Champions Smartphone Filmmaker - Beraat Gokkus

October 12th, 2021


Fleeing from Turkey as a journalist while vacationing in Italy, our guest is Beraat Gokkus. Beraat is a journalist based in France turned …

In the Weeds Series: Get Your Acts Together - Jason C. Marshall

October 5th, 2021


Part of The Mobile Film Podcast Series: In The Weeds, Episode 109 features Jason C. Marshall with Get Your Act(s) Together. Jason’s contribution to …

In the Weeds Series Formula is Freedom - Jason C. Marshall

September 21st, 2021


This episode is an introduction to a series which will accompany our regular episodes of this podcast. The Mobile Film Podcast Series: In The Weeds, …

Getting Into the Weeds with Story in Film - Jason C. Marshall

August 31st, 2021


The arch, the beats, the plot and the structure in your story make films compelling. Jason C. Marshall shares the elements in storytelling that will help you make great movies. Now that you’ve discovered your smartphone …

Experience Counts Making Feature Smartphone Films - Darcy Yuille

August 17th, 2021


Darcy Yuille wanted to make a feature and using an iPhone. Because of his professional experience in the industry he discovered it was important to get the story right. To give you an example of his professional …

Shooting Western Feature Films with iPhones - Travis Mills

August 3rd, 2021


Travis Mills is the Director and CEO of Running Wild Films. He has challenged himself to make 12 Western films in 12 months, one per month. In episode 105 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking, we share the story of one …

Behind The Scenes Indie Filmmaking - Caroline Spence and James Smith

July 23rd, 2021


Caroline Spence and James Smith are the brilliant filmmakers behind Raya Films, in the UK. They’ve been producing films and videos together since …

The Proximity of Film and Identity with Brionne Olsen

July 13th, 2021


Brionne Olsen is an audio engineer, filmmaker and storyteller. Bringing his audio skills that he’s acquired working in radio to the “theater of the mind” with film was a natural progression. In episode 103 of the SBP …

It Takes A Village To Make A Movie - Levi Austin Morris

June 15th, 2021


Actors teaming up to make films together is impressive. And it’s happening more and more often with the rise of smartphone filmmaking. 

You may think an actor cannot make a quality film, but think again. They have spent …

Send A Message With Your Film - Arthur Mikheev

June 8th, 2021


Arthur Mikheev was raised in Moscow, by parents who were skeptical of his interest in art as a career. Arthur was attracted to photography in his …

Special Edition: iPhone Movie Making History with Michael Koerbel

June 1st, 2021


Special Edition: Our podcast just reached 100 episodes and we have a special episode. Pioneer mobile filmmaker and the winner of the first prize in the inaugural International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego in 2012 …

Indie Filmmaking with Smartphone Cameras with Rachel Jacob

May 25th, 2021


The story in film has always been an attraction to Rachel Jacob. She grew up in the industry from her father’s side of the family and occasionally …

Hollywood Dreams and Your Smartphone Camera with FilmConvert and Filmic Pro

May 11th, 2021


The partnership between FilmConvert and Filmic Pro is bridging the mobile smartphone filmmaking with traditional filmmaking communities.  

Actors with Smartphones, Make Movies with Anthony Bradford

April 20th, 2021


The process of creating films and video programming is extensive and can be exhausting. But for Anthony Bradford, our guest on the SBP Podcast Mobile …

Empower Your Song with Video with Amanda Smith and Colin Babcock

March 16th, 2021


Falling through floors is probably not what you expect when you are on set filming. The old creepy house called out to Amanda Smith and Colin …

Two iPhones and a Feature Film with Patrick R. Young and Powell Robinson

March 2nd, 2021


One story, two guys and two iPhones embarked on a road trip to make a feature film. Directors Patrick R. Young and Powell Robinson are my guests in Episode 95 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking. 

Their experience …

Smartphone Feature Filmmaking in Lockdown with Jennifer Zhang

February 9th, 2021


Imagine a story realized from your imagination. How you can turn that story into a feature film using a smartphone for a camera is impressive. Now edit the story in an app on your phone. Sounds unreal, right? That’s the …

Mystery Story and Smartphone Video Travels with Michael and Melissa Harlow

January 12th, 2021


Michael Harlow shared a story with me almost ten years ago and told me it was a secret. Imagine you stumble across an intriguing discovery that is …

Smartphone Moviemaking Insights with Jed Brophy and Mark Hadlow

December 29th, 2020


We talked about horses and hobbits with our honorary ambassadors Jed Brophy and Mark Hadlow. You may know Jed and Mark from their roles as Dwarf …

Filmmaking Cameras and the Smartphone with James Smith

December 22nd, 2020


James Smith was “never a fan of mobile filmmaking,” he says. When he and his partner, Caroline Spence, lost their camera person and the actual camera …

Lost Camera Turned To Smartphone Feature Film with Caroline Spence

November 17th, 2020


When they lost their camera person on location, Caroline Spence of Raya Films, made the suggestion to use a smartphone and turned a bad situation …

Halloween 2020 with Special Guest Host Aaron Nabus

November 1st, 2020


Aaron and I discuss tonight’s Blue Moon, briefly, or as a segue to a movie shot with an iPhone, called “Blue Moon.” 

We quickly began to discuss some creative ways to make use of your smartphone camera to make scary …

The Human Factor in Storytelling Making Films

October 13th, 2020


When it comes to smartphone filmmaking, we’re going to have a collective epiphany and realize the question is not about the best phone, the best gear …

Crime Drama Smartphone Feature Film with Anthony Z James

September 15th, 2020


He began making films in his teens. Episode 87 of the SBP Podcast is an in-depth discussion with Anthony Z James, who filmed a crime drama feature film with his iPhone.

When you watch his film “Ghost,” you are left …

Teaching Smartphone Filmmaking with Rob Leach

August 25th, 2020


Episode 86 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking brings a bit of insight to everything mobile filmmaking with our guest in the UK, Rob Leach.


Rob …

Story Perspective in Images with Ant Pruitt

August 11th, 2020


How do you create great digital content? A smartphone camera brought a photographer back to photography, but it also brought a passion for stories. Ant Pruitt is a content creator, and shares what he’s learned with his …

Grip Your Audience with Feature Smartphone Films with Kimberley Hart

July 21st, 2020


Getting a grip of your film’s audience is more about your audience getting a grip of your story and not letting go, until you release them from viewing your film.

Listen to episode 84 of the SBP Podcast Mobile …

Smartphone Films San Diego 2021

June 16th, 2020


There are practically no limits to the types of films you can submit to the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego, so we talk about some of the categories you can submit your films shot with mobile phones to.

The Smartphone Film Creator with Cara Rust

June 3rd, 2020


Have you made a movie in one year? How about three? Cara Rust made three short films in 2019 and based one of them on a play. Meet our guest in Episode 82 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking. Cara Rust adapted a play …

Making Films Underwater with iPhones with Tom F. Pardo

May 26th, 2020


A filmmaker is not simply someone who shoots a film and shares it. A filmmaker delivers a finished film through an entire process. Most good stories in film are a challenge that can bring out the best in a filmmaker and …

Movement and Choreography in Smartphone Filmmaking with Jamiel Laurence

May 12th, 2020


He wanted to tell a story with his skills in choreography using the tools available to him. Episode 80 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking is an …

iPhone Brought Her Story To Life with Inga Vosk

May 5th, 2020


She had a screenplay and a vision. Inga Vosk believed in her story. She had a dream to realize the story as a movie. A feature film. She didn’t know how. She had never directed a short or feature film. But she had a …

The Importance of Networking for Smartphone Moviemakers with Bradley Gallo

April 21st, 2020


You may believe that movies you shot with smartphones cannot reach producers in the professional film industry. Our guest in Episode 78 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking, Bradley Gallo is going to inspire you to …

Full Length Movie Shot On iPhone with Ryan McDonald

April 14th, 2020


Episode 77 

It was around the the 9th grade when Ryan McDonald began to consider a career as a police officer, a lawyer or…a spy like, James Bond. …

Your Mobile Film Biography During The Corona Virus

March 31st, 2020


Episode 76

The situation around the world brings us to a lifestyle unlike we have ever experienced as humans. There have been world wars and stock market crashes, the Great Depression and 9/11, all documented in history …

Film Festival Events During Corona Virus with Craig Prater

March 17th, 2020


Episode 75 

The situation is daunting as the world deals with the COVID-19 Corona Virus and the consequences we are enduring. Many industries are …

How Stage 32 Benefits Mobile Filmmakers with Rich RB Botto

March 3rd, 2020


Episode 74

It’s true that the industry of film and television is changing. That needs no convincing to see.

Our guest in episode 74 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking is Rich RB Botto, the founder and CEO of Stage 32. …

Three is the Biggest Number in Storytelling

February 11th, 2020


Three is the Biggest Number in Storytelling
SBP Podcast: The voice of mobile film™

This little number is the biggest number of all. There are many reasons why this number is so important to storytelling. From beginning …

Creating A Film Franchise with Demetrius Witherspoon

January 14th, 2020


Depending on the depth of your story, the genre, and the world you create with your film you can start a franchise. Demetrius Witherspoon is our guest in Episode 72 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking. He is on the …

Intriguing Encounter Captured With A Smartphone with CK Goldiing

January 7th, 2020


Was it a confession or was it simply the need to share a personal story by someone who did the unthinkable? Perhaps it takes someone who films a lot of encounters with strangers to film the story from a complete …

Feature Length Filmmaking with iPhone 11 with Rob Hagans

December 10th, 2019


Feature Length Filmmaking with iPhone 11 with Rob Hagans

SBP Podcast: The voice of mobile film™ 


Can you shoot a feature length film in six days with $1,000 on a smartphone? 

Our guest in Episode 70 of the SBP Podcast …

Screenwriting To Get Your Film Shot with Steven Palmer Peterson

November 26th, 2019


Screenwriting To Get Your Film Shot with Steven Palmer Peterson

SBP Podcast: The voice of mobile film™ 


Are you writing screenplays to make films or to sell? Our guest for episode 69 of the SBP Podcast Mobile …

Halloween Freaky Stories with Aaron Nabus

October 28th, 2019


SBP Podcast: The voice of mobile film™ 

A very special episode of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking with one of our ambassadors, Aaron Nabus from San Diego. Episode 68 is also our first episode with a new podcast host …

Film Editing with Judd Resnick

September 24th, 2019


Is a film editor invisible? Shooting a feature film with smartphones is the new sensation in filmmaking. But it’s only a part of the process. Episode 67 is a discussion with the editor of the viral mobile film, Blue …

Talking Anamorphic Lens with Pioneer Moondog Labs

September 10th, 2019


The vision of imaging and optics in film technology brought together two individuals with a dedicated expertise in the field to create anamorphic …

Blue Moon Smartphone Feature Filmmaking Introducing Rich Vizor

September 2nd, 2019


It’s a film shot with an iPhone that is going viral by the minute! Blue Moon by Stef Harris with Jed Brophy and Mark Hadlow shot by Ryan O’Rourke and Edited by Judd Resnick is 85 minutes of an intriguing story that …

How To Make A Blockbuster Film With Zero Funding with Brian Vowles

August 7th, 2019


What would it be like if you could make your own blockbuster film with your family as cast and crew? It all begins with a smartphone, two boys and a …

A Story Told Through A Smartphone Camera Makes An Impact with Alexandra Guillossou

July 9th, 2019


Before we all had access to an exceptional camera built right into our smartphones, we could not share stories like we do today. Our Community …

The Camera Details Of Feature Filmmaking With iPhones with Ryan O'Rourke

July 2nd, 2019


Episode 62

You have heard of it as more and more filmmakers talk about making movies with smartphones. There are countless short films being made every day but there are not enough good features shot with smartphones and …

Australian Film First Screening Wins First Full Feature Mobile Film Award in San Diego with Ross Perkins

June 18th, 2019


Episode 61
Would you like to take a true story, perhaps something sensational in the news that happened in another country, and re-tell that story as …

Tedious Post Effects Of A Smartphone Winning Film with Blake Worrell

June 11th, 2019


Episode 60
His film won First Place during the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego 2019. All the judges on the panel gave our guest, Blake Worrell the highest rating. Episode 60 of the SBP Podcast Mobile …

The Acting Performance Of A Feature Smartphone Film with Mark Hadlow

June 4th, 2019


Episode 59
The smartphone camera is the window to your story. As your story unfolds on your screen you are watching your film as you record it. Acting …

Content and Creativity in Smartphone Filmmaking through MINA with Max Schleser Episode 58

May 21st, 2019


We wanted to share an innovative project with our mobile filmmaking and smartphone video community. MINA 2019 has partnered with Goethe Institute in New Zealand. The (Hashtag) Nucleus competition for smartphone short …

Storytelling with Smartphone Cameras with CK Goldiing Episode 57

May 15th, 2019


We encounter stories throughout our daily lives. We are living at a time where we carry a tool that can capture a story and share it with the world.

Connecting Global Smartphone Film To Indiana with Nathan Bechtold Episode 56

May 7th, 2019


The aftereffects of the 2019 International Mobile Film Festival are euphoric. There was an energy and vibe throughout the two-day event which had an impact with everyone who was a part of the event in San Diego. We sat …

Jed Brophy in Smartphone Feature Blue Moon Episode 55

April 10th, 2019


The way you approach a film as a director, screenwriter or actor, can be quite similar. It revolves and evolves around story, structure, and …

Blue Moon Smartphone Feature Filmmaking in New Zealand with Stef Harris Episode 54

April 3rd, 2019


He shot a photo of a gas station with his iPhone and wrote a treatment. He sent them to an old friend, who was a professional actor. That is the …

Bring A Personal Story To Light With Your Smartphone with Alexandra Guillossou Episode 53

March 27th, 2019


Understanding each other is part of our communication skills as we share our stories with others around us. Sometimes, a story needs to go further than the people around us. We can write or share it on social media and …

Become A Cosplay Smartphone Filmmaker with Star Wars Steampunk Universe EP 52

March 13th, 2019


Star Wars Steampunk Universe is a charity support group based in Southern California which takes part in charities and events in southern California. They do crossover events with other charity groups. Two of the …

Capture Amazing Event Videos With Smartphone Cameras with Francesca Jago Episode 51

March 6th, 2019


Everywhere you go you bring your smartphone and so the incentive to capture it to share it is tough to ignore. While there are many events where recording is inappropriate or forbidden, the International Mobile Film …

Video Content Creators Unite To Earn Revenue with Pat McGowan Episode 50

February 13th, 2019


Black Box Global is about giving creators the freedom to create and earn revenue from their videos and projects. Episode 50 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking talks to the founder of BlackBox, Pat McGowan.

Listen to …

Realizing The Power Of Stories And Smartphones By Host Susy Botello Episode 49

February 7th, 2019


The general population in our planet undervalue stories just as the most powerful people in the world are aware of how to empower themselves through …

Grand Tour Of The Mobile Filmmaking Process with John Woosley Episode 48

January 17th, 2019


All you need to do is press record! Okay, there is a bit more than that. Our guest in Episode 48 of the SBP Podcast takes us on a tour of the entire process from the idea for the film to the very end. John Woosley shot …

Smartphone Turns Book Into A Feature Film with Steve Peterson Episode 47

January 10th, 2019


There are books you read with stories you can visualize like a movie. I call it, “Booksualizing.” But there are books which are not told as a story. …

A New Year For Smartphone Mobile Filmmakers with Aaron Nabus Episode 46

January 2nd, 2019


We are off to a great new year and we chat with our brand ambassador, Aaron Nabus in Episode 46 of the SBP Podcast: The voice of mobile film™ about mobile film in 2019. Come hang out with us.

In this podcast we don’t …

Smartphone Feature Length Filmmaking For The First Time Filmmaker with Ross Perkins Episode 45

December 19th, 2018


Acting, directing, operating a smartphone camera and editing a film to share an incredible well structured story is how Ross Perkins accomplished …

The Human Smartphone Storyteller with CK Goldiing Episode 44

December 12th, 2018


When you are going about your day you are experiencing moments. You can connect your moments with your thoughts and create stories you share all the time. One storyteller, accidentally turned one of his videos into a …

The Actor and the iPhone A Tale of Smartphone Filmmaking with Anthony Montes Episode 43

December 5th, 2018


A wonderful conversation about acting and the opportunities that lend themselves to today’s actors through mobile filmmaking is the topic of Episode …

The iPhone is Your Recording Studio with Graham Cochrane Episode 42

November 7th, 2018


What you may have heard about the quality of audio for your film is probably correct: It needs to rock! Our guest in Episode 42 is Graham Cochrane, …

The Art of Experimental Mobile Storytelling with Max Schleser Episode 41

October 24th, 2018


We talk about storytelling a lot as part of this podcast when we talk about filmmaking. Our guest explains how experimental filmmaking with smartphones, taking advantage of the visual challenges of pixels fits into the …

iPhone Filmmaker Inspires All Ages to Make Movies Episode 40

October 3rd, 2018


Imagine that you have made over one hundred films in your lifetime, because who keeps count over a hundred, and you are now working on your third film shot with your iPhone. Meet Mickey Harrison: 83 years and still …

Smartphone Mobile Filmmaking Community Unites Episode 39

September 25th, 2018


When storytellers come together they inspire each other. It happened the evening of Wednesday, September 19, 2018 in San Diego. Hashtag MobilizeStories was presented by the International Mobile Film Festival to inspire …

Smartphone Filmmaking Post Production and Color Grading with FilmConvert Episode 38

September 5th, 2018


We begin Episode 38 of the SBP Podcast by updating our listeners and followers with how to submit mobile films to the International Mobile Film …

Fearlessly Brand Yourself with Smartphone Video with Amani Channel Episode 37

August 22nd, 2018


It’s been a while now since Instagram launched IGTV but it’s been quite sometime before people began to use their smartphones to record themselves to share it on social media. Our guest on the SBP Podcast is Amani …

Android Smartphone Artist And Mobile Filmmaking with Anthony De La Cruz Episode 36

August 1st, 2018


Are you an artist? Musician? Actor? Are you thinking about making films with a smartphone but don’t have an iPhone? Our guest this week is all those things and a mobile filmmaker who shoots using Android phones and uses …

Sponsoring the International Mobile Film Festival and Audio Production with Jana and Neal Hallford Episode 35

July 12th, 2018


Why would anyone want to sponsor a film festival where only films shot with smartphones qualify? We asked our sponsors from #MFF2018SanDiego to …

Smartphone Filmmaking Simplicity By Award Winner with Narelle Nash Episode 34

June 27th, 2018


One day you are an actor meeting with your agent and auditioning to be cast in a film and the next day, well, maybe you are the director hiring actors including yourself. That’s the reality and opportunity brought to …

When A Story Hits Home and Smartphone Filmmaking with Pamela and Anthony Bradley Episode 33

June 20th, 2018


I Don’t Know was the title of their mobile film which screened during the International Mobile Film Festival 2018. Mother and son from San Diego share their story in the Community Stories category during …

Winning Inspired Passion for Mobile Film with Maxim Mussel Episode 32

June 13th, 2018


He made his first mobile film with an iPhone 4s and won an award which inspired him to start his own film festival, teach mobile filmmaking and write a book. Episode 32 of the SBP Podcast: The voice of mobile film™ …

Teen Mobile Filmmaking and Branding with Seth Dacio Episode 31

June 6th, 2018


Our guest in episode 31 of the SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film™ has thirty years experience in film, television and video and just graduated …

Cinematic Filmmaking with Smartphones with Cristina Isoli Episode 30

May 30th, 2018


A new film shot with OnePlus 5 in 4K is Cristina Isoli’s directorial debut with Avant-Garde Pictures. The production quality, the story and …

Experimenting with Smartphone Films with Melissa Brattoni Episode 29

May 23rd, 2018


A long time ago in a galaxy far away…actually—on earth, some filmmakers were experimenting with films which have been archived and preserved to ensure we can watch them 70 years later. Experimental films are not what …

Smartphone Film Award Winner Insights with Brian Hennings Episode 28

May 15th, 2018


If you are a writer and a storyteller then you may really enjoy listening to Brian Hennings. Brian comes to you as a storyteller and writer. Like most writers, sharing your stories is an important aspect of being a …

You Made A Movie With Your Smartphone, Now What with Chuck Copeland Episode 27

May 9th, 2018


Chuck Copeland was a participant in #MFF2018SanDiego and enjoyed his first film festival experience with his short iPhone film The Workweek. He has experienced the film industry and even worked for a film festival but …

Roundtable San Diego International Mobile Film Festival Episode 26

May 2nd, 2018


The two-day event in San Diego, celebrated mobile filmmaking around the world. Several filmmakers came out to be a part of it in person and we are …

Celebrate Making Movies with Smartphones In San Diego Episode 25

April 11th, 2018


The seventh edition of the annual International Mobile Film Festival takes place April 28 & 29 in San Diego. This year, we celebrate making movies with smartphones all over the world with a number of filmmakers who …

Smartphone Video For A Cause with Dimple Devadas Episode 24

April 3rd, 2018


Our guest for Episode 24 of the SBP Podcast is Dimple Devadas in London. Her film, Silence in London will screen during the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego #MFF2018. Shot with an iPhone, the film shares …

Branding Your Business With Smartphone Video with Francesca Jago Episode 23

March 27th, 2018

We needed to share the opportunities available to anyone who is working on their brand using video because we don’t want you to feel left out or like you need to put video out there to promote yourself when you are not …

Upcoming International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego Episode 22

March 21st, 2018


Our brand ambassador, Aaron Nabus and myself discuss the upcoming International Mobile Film Festival taking place April 28 and 29 in San Diego. The festival is exclusively focused on all things mobile film. The theme …

What Is The Filmbreaker Movement with Jason van Genderen Episode 21

March 13th, 2018


Ten years. Perhaps you just found out recently that people are making movies with mobile phones. It may come as a shock that it’s been going on for over ten years. But we recently met someone who has been making films …

Smartphone Video for Professionals with Cassius Rayner Episode 20

March 6th, 2018


It’s one thing to make films as an art of self-expression and then there is the art of making films as a profession for clients. As the popularity of …

Mobile Filmmaking and Storytelling With Students In Nigeria with Shola Ajayi Episode 19

February 27th, 2018


Shola Ajayi is from New York and she worked with youth organizations in New York teaching people how to tell stories. That work inspired Shola to be …

Getting Technical With Smartphone Video with Prakash Gandhi Episode 18

February 20th, 2018


Prakash Gandhi has a story to share about how he was motivated to become an innovative smartphone videographer and build his business around it. On this episode of the SBP Podcast, he shares how he decided to go from …

Father and Daughter Mobile Smartphone Filmmakers with Anthony De La Cruz and Miranda Mullings Episode 17

February 13th, 2018


Meet a father and daughter who are making films using their smartphones. Miranda Mullings was 11-years-old last year, and her father, Anthony De La …

Sharing A Message With A Story In Your Mobile Film with Brian Hennings Episode 16

February 6th, 2018


Episode 16 of the SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film
When it comes to making movies and sharing stories through film using a smartphone camera there is a focus in the quality of the footage because it’s still hard for …

The Actor's Perspective in Mobile Filmmaking with Raphael Corkhill Episode 15

January 30th, 2018


Episode 15 of the SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film. A conversation with Raphael Corkhill, a leading actor in Conrad Mess' film Time To Pay Off Debts shot in New York. Screened in the International Mobile Film …

Music In Films Shot With Smartphones with Claudinho Andres EP14

January 23rd, 2018


Episode 14 Claudinho Andres in Santiago, Chile

Published 1/22/18

Music In Films Shot With Smartphones

SBP Podcast: The Voice Of Mobile Film

Shooting music videos with a smartphone is tricky but also quite an advantage over …

Smartphone Video For The Entrepreneur Episode 13 with Francesca Jago

January 16th, 2018


Smartphone Video For The Entrepreneur with Francesca Jago
Episode 13 SBP Podcast Mobile Film

If you are a filmmaker, you are your own brand. If you …

Cinematography As Art In Mobile Film With Blake Worrell Episode 12

January 9th, 2018


SBP Podcast: The Voice of Mobile Film Episode 12 Cinematography As Art In Mobile Film recorded January 2, 2018 Published January 8, 2018

A deep discussion into cinematography and filmmaking as an art form is the theme …

Mobile Filmmaking San Diego New Year Special with Aaron Nabus Episode 11

December 31st, 2017


A special New Year’s Eve edition of our podcast recaps 2017 with our friend and co-host Aaron Nabus, of the Hall H Show podcast in San Diego. The Hall H Show began in 2016. Aaron shares how he stumbled into mobile …

Best Film 2017 Global Mobile Film Awards with Mithran Maharajan Episode 10

December 26th, 2017


Episode 10 of the SBP Podcast Mobile Film was recorded December 18, 2017. Mithran Maharajan’s film, Figment was his first film shot with a smartphone and it recently won the Best Film Award in 2017 by Global Mobile Film …

Shifting Story Ideas Into Films With iPhones with Aris Tyros Episode 9

December 18th, 2017


Aris Tyros lives in Toronto, Canada. He was one of the filmmakers who traveled to San Diego for the 6th annual International Mobile Film Festival. He flew home with the trophy for Second Prize with his film shot with an …

Smartphone Cinematography Without A Budget with Chris Stollery Episode 8

December 11th, 2017


Smartphone Cinematography Without A Budget with Chris Stollery Episode 8

SBP Podcast Mobile Film - The Voice of Mobile Film

A film shot with an iPhone …

Episode 7 Shooting Hollywood Actors With An iPhone In A Feature Film with Brian McLane

December 4th, 2017



Brian McLane is the founder of Splash Video & Palm Aisles Pictures

He shot a full length feature film with his iPhone:

The Killer’s Requiem

Animation Mobile Filmmaking with A Smartphone Episode 6

November 27th, 2017


Jeffrey Turboff is an award-winning editor at ABC Nightline on television, working mainly in news/documentary. His awards include Emmy, Murrow, Cronkite, Peabody, Deadline Club, and Genesis awards.

We begin the podcast …

Acting In Mobile Films with Avaah Blackwell Episode 5

November 21st, 2017


We have been listening to stories from filmmakers about how to make films using smartphones, but what about actors? What is their perspective being on the other side of the lens of a smartphone camera as a professional …

SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking Episode 4 Ren Thackham

November 13th, 2017


SBP Podcast Mobile Film Episode 4

Making A Thriller Film with A Smartphone with Ren Thackham in Sydney, Australia

Ren won the Best Film Award at the SF3 Smartphone Flick Fest in Sydney, Australia. Her film was a thriller …

Episode 3 Brian Hennings Sharing A Compelling Story With A Short Film

November 4th, 2017


Welcome to SBP Podcast by S. Botello Productions! I am Susy Botello.

Mobile Film and Video is our focus and innovation is what drives us.

My passion …

SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking Episode 2 Mithran Maharajan

October 26th, 2017


Welcome to our second SBP Podcast!

Tonight, we talk with Mithran Maharajan from Toronto, Canada. Mithran is an exceptional mobile filmmaker and snatched the Best Mobile Feature Film prize in our very first Mobile Film …

SBP Podcast Episode 001 Mobile Film - San Diego to Macedonia

October 6th, 2017

First episode of SBP Podcast - Mobile Film from San Diego to Macedonia

Intro to SBP Podcast by host Susy Botello:

> Welcome to SBP Podcast by S. Botello Productions! I am Susy Botello. Mobile Film and Video is our …

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