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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.


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

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 Festival in San Diego in April 2016 as the first screening in the U.S.

Raphael is living in New York but is from Wales and lived in London. He has also lived in L.A. and is an accomplished actor. His first work in the mobile film industry was as one of the leads in Time To Pay Off Debts, directed by famed iPhone filmmaker Conrad Mess in 2015 which we screened in the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego. Our screening was the first in the U.S.

Raphael was one of the burglars in the film, which is a Mobster film set after WWII. The film was shot in New York.

Our discussion begins with the experience on working in the film directed by Conrad Mess who is the world’s most awarded iPhone filmmaker. However, the discussion quickly gets passionate as we discuss our views and perspectives on storytelling through the film medium and how he views it as an actor in the entertainment industry. There is no clear defining line between our perspectives, which makes the conversation a bit more interesting and entertaining.

The importance of a good film is the story. Raphael spoke about the importance of sticking to a story during filmmaking. He says the effects, the musical score, and such are important but if you don’t have a story to captivate your audience and keep them engaged then they won’t watch the film.

Talked about the current state of tech and where it’s heading. But the concept of storytelling is still the same as it was in the beginning of humankind. However, the methods of storytelling are advancing and evolving as we speak and it’s happening fast.

We also discussed acting and how the audience’s perspective affects the absorption of the message of a story according to a performance.

Raphael explained his experience in being directed via Skype during Time To Pay Off Debts when they ran out of time and Conrad Mess had to leave the location of the production before it was complete.

Time To Pay Off Debts was Raphael’s only experience working in a mobile film. We interviewed Raphael a few years back on our blog and we share a link to that below: The Challenge Of Smartphone Filmmaking. It is an in-depth interview with Conrad Mess about the film and Raphael Corkhill about his experience.

We also include a link to watch the film: Time To Pay Off Debts where you can watch Raphael in action. We need to warn you, the film is not kid friendly.

Our Patreon page has a bonus podcast interview with Raphael which is highly informative about acting for another medium which most people don’t even realize requires acting skills, and you’ll have to go there to find out what it is. You will not be disappointed!

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The Challenge Of Smartphone Filmmaking (

Time To Pay Off Debts Video:

Mentioned in Blog (IMFF 2018 sponsor) Red Giant:

Patron Bonus Podcast Episodes and Discounts on Patreon:

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SBP Podcast Website:

International Mobile Film Festival Website:



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