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Hall H Show – Ep. 4: Susan Botello (The Magic of Mobile Films)

This episode features Susan Botello, from S. Botello Productions. She is also the creator of the International Mobil Film Festival.

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Show Notes:

Hey there fellow nerds and geeks!

On this episode, we are joined by Susan Botello at the Hillcrest location of Lestat’s Coffee in San Diego, CA.

Susan is the person behind the International Mobile Film Festival and the Mobile Film School. Her Linkedin bio states that she is an “Innovator in the film industry connecting mobile technology, education, business and the red carpet to the phone in your pocket!”

She really opened our eyes at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con when she moderated a panel about making movies on your mobile phone…which certainly gave us ideas. Who hope by the end of the this podcast episode, you will be motivated to start making movies on your mobile phone and that you will one day submit one to the International Mobile Film Festival!

Here is the info for the next one in 2017:

#MFF2017SanDiego April 28, 29 & April 30, 2017 in San Diego, California.


Here are a few questions that we asked her:

Where did you grow up?

Can you tell us about 13 year old Susan?

Is there a pivotal moment in your life…maybe a even a movie that helped inspire you into pursuing a career as a movie maker?

As we mentioned in the beginning of the podcast, we first met you this year’s San Diego Comic Con.
Could you please tell us a bit about the panel you moderated?

Tell us about the International Mobile Film Festival and the Mobile Film School.

Your About.me bio says: “There is a passion for improving the world around me and making dreams come true. I love filmmaking and filmmakers are very special people. And they make magic every day. They do this through story-telling. My attractions are to Awe, Awesome & Awesomeness.” Obviously, you are very passionate about making movies and storytelling. What other things are you passionate about?

If I gave you a million dollars, what would you do with it?

If you could have dinner with anyone…dead or alive, who would it be with and where would you eat?

If you weren’t making movies…what do you think you would be doing?

You’ve impacted a lot of people’s lives by sharing your experience and passion for film making.

I’m sure you had some help on your own creative journey. Who were some of your mentors?

Music does a lot to accentuate and give weight to key moments in a movie. If a movie was made about your life, what kind of music would be on the soundtrack?

Who are some of your favorite or influential directors/cinematographers?

Many are familiar with Tangerine, the first film shot on a mobile phone to screen at the Sundance Film Festival, are there any other mobile films that we should check out?

For beginning filmmakers what are some additional equipment you recommend (mic, lighting, etc)


Where in the world is Susan Botello online?:

Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter


Thanks again to Susan for being a guest on the Hall H Show! Thank YOU for listening and please start getting SDCCfit for SDCC now – so that you’ll have a much better convention experience later!

Peace, Cheers and see you next time!

Music by Purple Planet. #HallHShow #ArtistsAssemble


Alex Benedicto

Alex Benedicto

3rd degree Black Belt in Sudoku and Minesweeper EOD specialist. Enlisted as a Steward on the Argo then eventually worked his way up to be a Black Tiger Pilot. Recruited as the original member of G-Force but moved on to help assemble The Voltes V Team. Trained both teams in the martial arts of Arnis, Escrima and Kali.

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