Our Team

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Global Collaborator Team

Our team is collaborating on programs which benefit mobile filmmakers around the world. We are building a global resource focused on mobile filmmaking to encourage and inspire filmmakers to create films, tell stories and realize their dream using the smartphone camera.

"We empower the storyteller inside you through filmmaking with your smartphone." - S. Botello Productions™

S. Botello Productions™ is committed!

We presented a mobile filmmaking panel at San Diego's Comic-Con International for three consecutive years and we presented a workshop seminar in Indianapolis for the inaugural IndyShorts by Heartland Film. Get details.

In August 2018, we taught mobile filmmaking to the Carlsbad Film Academy's Summer Camp.

We are available to present workshops, teach mobile filmmaking with iPhones and include an inspiring speaking presentation by founder Susy Botello whose vision for making films and videos after September 11 and the rise of social media led her to launch the International Mobile Film Festival in 2009 as a pioneer in the industry.

If you are a company looking for a solution to video production without the high cost of services and training, we can fulfill your need. Contact us with your information to schedule a conversation.

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S. Botello Productions™ created the International Mobile Film Festival based in San Diego to create a platform for filmmakers of all ages to showcase their talents creatively by replacing the need for film/video cameras with what most people already have in their pockets. To enter a film festival where only those who shoot their films with mobile cell and smartphones could compete and showcase their work. Our work in mobile filmmaking is more than the film festival. It is about creating a global mobile film resource center with many programs revolving around mobile film.

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Below is our team of collaborators for S. Botello Productions™ programs. We take our relationships seriously and provide our team with respect and dignity in what they do and their passion as collaborators. Together we can accomplish more and benefit from the rewards collectively.

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Susan Botello | Founder & CEO

Owner/CEO of S. Botello Productions™ (2006) created International Mobile Film Festival (2009) as the centerpiece of an organic strategy to expand and support mobile filmmaking as a distinctive art form worldwide. She also created programs like the Mobile Film School (2012) and is host of the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking (2017).

Susy is passionate about storytelling and film. She is an avid speaker and storyteller spreading the message of the mobile film community worldwide.

'At the center of everything we experience is a story. Stories are always evolving. The only beginning and end to a story is the one that is told or the one we perceive.' January 2, 2020

Susan built SBP around a network of experienced professionals. Susan is a creative writer with an Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree in Media Communications. She has 20 years experience in video production, not limited to PSA's, promos, documentaries, training, and funding videos. Susan has experience with short and full feature films, working on production sets as Director of Photography, Production Coordinator, and Script Supervisor, among other crew and production roles throughout her career.

She's worked with kids and teens on a professional level, teaching video and film production. Susan works well with kids and teens. She has great communication skills to promote, enhance and inspire the creative talents of teen youth and children, and adults. The exciting world of mobile filmmaking is intriguing from the youngest, who make great story-tellers, to the eldest members in society!

Susan is also the host and creator of the SBP Podcast "The Voice for Mobile Film" launched in October 2017, which is available in various podcast platforms such as iTunes, Spotify and Google. www.sbppodcast.studio

Listen to Susy Botello with guest Rich "RB" Botto, founder and CEO of Stage 32 Episode 74

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Don't hesitate to contact Susan Botello today. Susan is available for speaking engagements, presentations, and interviews. 


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Lin Lloyd

Lin Lloyd, Executive Producer | S. Botello Productions™

Lin Lloyd, is an experienced public media executive with over 25 years mentoring and managing television broadcasting and production activities from live television to award-winning documentaries. Lin has a B.A. from the University of Virginia in Asian Studies, masters work in public policy and an MBA from Marymount University.

Lin served as Executive Vice President and chief operating officer for WETA, the flagship public broadcasting station in Washington, D.C. He has consulted on management and production activities at most major public broadcasting stations including KCET in Los Angeles, WNEW in New York and KQED in San Francisco. Lin and his wife Janet live in Palm Springs, California.



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The Ambassador program for the International Mobile Film Festival has been in place since 2012. In 2016, we included SBP team members as part of the Ambassador program.


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Jed Brophy | Special VIP Ambassador International Mobile Film Festival San Diego

We are honored to have Jed Brophy as an Ambassador to the International Mobile Film Festival based in San Diego. Jed Brophy has inspired many in the mobile film community as more filmmakers with a dream to make films share their stories by making films with smartphones. Jed Brophy will be attending the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego #MFF2020SanDiego.


Jed is a well-known accomplished actor in the film and theater industries. Alongside his good friend Mark Hadlow, Jed Brophy was a principal actor in the feature length film Blue Moon, written and directed by Stef Harris. The film was filmed around one single location with a limited budget and shot with the iPhone by Ryan O’Rourke. 


As a big supporter of mobile film and storytelling, Jed has joined our team of ambassadors. You can listen to Jed speak about mobile filmmaking on SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking Epidode 55


Jed Brophy is a film actor from New Zealand. He has appeared in several of Peter Jackson’s films, including Braindead, Heavenly Creatures, The Lord of the Rings film Trilogy, and King Kong. Jed Brophy also appears as the dwarf Nori in The Hobbit films. His son Sadwyn Brophy played Eldarion in Return of the King and other Lord of the Rings films.


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Follow Jed Brophy on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram and IMDb 



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Mark Hadlow, NZOM (New England Order of Merit) | Special VIP Ambassador International Mobile Film Festival San Diego

It is a great honor to have Mark Hadlow as an Ambassador to the International Mobile Film Festival based in San Diego. Mark is one of the principal actors in the feature length film, Blue Moon. The film inspired many in the mobile filmmaking community with a dream to make movies to use their smartphones as cameras to realize those dreams. 


Blue Moon also stars Jed Brophy, with whom Mark Played the dwarf Dori in The Hobbit film Trilogy. The Hobbit was Mark's third Peter Jackson movie. Blue Moon was written and Directed by Stef Harris. Mark’s daughter Olivia, plays a role in the film. Written and directed by Stef Harris, shot with the iPhone by Ryan O’Rourke and edited by Judd Resnick, Blue Moon is fast going viral with the mobile filmmaking community around the world.


Mark has joined our team of ambassadors. You can listen to Mark Hadlow speak about his role in Blue Moon and acting on SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking Episode 59


Mark Hadlow, ONZM, is one of New Zealand's best known actors. He has performed in countless theatre shows throughout New Zealand. Mark has made dozens of film appearances, several television series, commercials and radio voice-overs in the thousands.


He has directed many plays throughout New Zealand, some independent productions and for the Court Theatre in Christchurch.

In Meet the Feebles he voiced Heidi the Hippo and Robert the Hedgehog, and sang many of the songs. King Kong saw him rehearsing and performing the role of Harry in the vaudeville scenes opposite Naomi Watts and Bill Johnson.


The latest Peter Jackson movie just released “Mortal Engines” saw him playing the Auctioneer Stigwood.


Follow Mark Hadlow on Instagram | Twitter and IMDb



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Vesna Ristovska | Brand Ambassador for S. Botello Productions™

Vesna is from Macedonia and travels to other countries throughout the region. She is a strong believer of mobile filmmaking. Vesna partnered with us in 2011 through Mobile Festival in Macedonia, as a liaison. As Brand Ambassador for SBP, she promotes our programs to others in the mobile film industry and the general public. We value her ambassadorship at S. Botello Productions™.

Vesna completed her studies and achieved her masters from Southwest University "Neofit Rilski" in Blagoevgrad, R. Bulgaria. Vesna is an active filmmaker. She directed short student films and has accumulated credits such as assistant director, script, casting director and more. She also volunteered at the Manaki Film Festival in Bitola. Currently, Vesna works with the Mobile Film Festival in Skopje, Macedonia as a web administrator on a news website. She also works on multimedia projects with Media Solutions firm. 

Ambassador since October 2017



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Aaron Nabus | Brand Ambassador for S. Botello Productions™

Aaron Nabus is Graphic Designer, Brand and Social Media Consultant and Podcaster from San Diego, CA.

From high school, where he was an editorial writer and Photography Editor to his professional career as a Graphic Designer – which included leading multiple design teams across the U.S. as the Design Manager at Autobytel/RPM and OneCommand (where he had a chance to work with large brands such as Mitsubishi, Toyota, Hyundai and Infiniti), he has always been fascinated with art, design, user experience, trends and storytelling.

As co-host of the Hall H Show (a comic book and pop culture podcast), he and co-host Alex Benedicto, have become a voice for independent creators and for artists in “artist alley” at various comic conventions. In fact, it was at San Diego Comic-Con 2016, where Aaron first met Susan, at her panel that showcased how smartphone technology has now gotten to a point where anyone in the world with a smartphone, can now make a movie that can be shown on the big screen. All you need is a compelling story!

As a frequent collaborator with Susan and supporter of the growing mobile film movement, Aaron is honored to be a Brand Ambassador for the International Mobile Film Festival.

Ambassador since February 2018


Rich Vizor

Richard Vizor | Brand Ambassador for S. Botello Productions™

Richard Vizor is an Executive Producer based in London, England. Richard “Rich” Vizor has been extremely supportive to the S. Botello Productions™ brand since 2019 and has become a friend to SBP and the mobile filmmaking community using smartphones to make films.

Rich has been a persistent participant in our efforts to expand opportunities for people using smartphones to make films through the SBP brand of programs like International Mobile Film Festival, SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking and our newest platform: Mobile Film Stories, an online film and video streaming distribution and collaboration website.

He has experience working for prestigious corporations including but not limited to, Virgin, Universal Studios, BBC film, Warner Bros, and other film and TV production companies. His skills are grounded in all aspects of corporate management, lean and process application, finance, film studio management, and B2B marketing.

Rich started his career as a runner and worked his way up through being trained as a Studio Manager at the world renowned and prestigious Pinewood studios, the heart of filmmaking in the UK. In the last 15 years he has been an Executive Producer on 15 film, TV and Theatre productions.

Richard Vizor brings his extensive media corporate knowledge and business skills to the team of ambassadors at S. Botello Productions™ based in San Diego, California. 

Find out more about Rich Vizor on LinkedIn® and follow him on Twitter.

Ambassador since December 2020


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