Hey 👋 I'm Susy. I'm a Mobile Film Advocate & Podcaster. I founded the International Mobile Film Festival based in San Diego, California from a vision I had during the historic events of September 11, 2001.
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It wasn't easy to promote and persist that making movies and videos with the camera on your phone would be possible and a real contender in the film and video production industry.
Back in 2009, the iPhone 4 did not even exist. I launched the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego in the Spring of 2009 with my company, S. Botello Productions™. It was the first in-person live film festival in the world for only movies shot with mobile phones for the cinema. A pioneer.
Get tickets to our 12th edition of IMFF. It's happening in San Diego April 28-30, 2023. Find details and program: internationalmobilefilmfestival.com/mff/
On October 27th, 2017 I published the first official episode of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking. Free for guests and listeners. I spent almost a year wrecking my brain to host guests who made films with smartphones to give them a voice as part of a growing global community of mobile filmmakers.
I continue to put on the annual live in-person film festival each year in San Diego with the help of people who support my passion, and love seeing me share it with you.
Devoting myself to provide these opportunities for you to participate in, the festival and the podcast, is not easy. If you benefit from either of them, or would like to support me seeing it through, please give back if you can.
Your support means the world to me and I thank you for "buying me a coffee." If you've been a guest, or are a subscribed listener of the podcast, if you've participated in our film festival, this is a way to say thank you. Your support helps me to keep it going.
I do this for you to grow, to succeed and to be inspired, because you can inspire others. My mission is to see the world making movies to share their stories using smartphones cameras and help to realize the dream of everyone with a smartphone who wishes to become a filmmaker.
I provide the podcast completely free to guests and listeners. But it costs me time, equipment, hosting, marketing, and more.
You'll see two options on this page: Membership and Support. Click on Support to support one time and click membership to support monthly. Thank you.
Don't forget to listen to my audio story where I share the story of how this vision began and transformed my journey into what I started in 2009. It began on September 11, 2001.