San Diego, California (PressExposure) September 07, 2012 -- S. Botello Productions created the International Mobil Film Festival, sponsored by Grossmont College to create a platform for filmmakers of all ages to showcase their talents creatively by replacing the film/video cameras with what most people already have in their pockets and enter a film festival where only those who shot their films with cell phones could compete and showcase their work. Conrad Mess and Dr. Schleser of MINA.pro are collaborating on a curriculum that will enable an introduction of classes to students whom wish to express their talents as filmmakers using a creative new medium that is free and already in their pockets. Conrad Mess won numerous film festivals with The Fixer, filmed with an iPhone 4. Mobil Film Festival will take place in April 2013 at Grossmont College. Films are presented on a big screen and the filmmakers walk the red carpet. "We want to inspire filmmakers and anyone, any age, to make a film; tell a story, and share a message. Our goal is to make dreams come true and this is a fun way to do that as well." - S. Botello. San Diego Mobile Film School plans a kick-off with workshops with Conrad Mess introducing the school with hands on training. Stay tuned for dates & locations!
"It's hard for me to express how I feel right now. Who was going to tell me less than a year ago, when I was shooting "The Fixer," that I was going to be directing an iPhone short film in Hollywood? Who was going to tell me that I was going to meet a lot of people in the industry? Who was going to tell me that they would become my friends? Who was going to tell me less than a year ago that I was going to be screening my iPhone films in San Francisco? Who was going to tell me that I was going to be having fun in Las Vegas? And now, who was going to tell me less than a year ago that I'm going to be the co-leader of the first Mobile film school, working with Susan Botello, one of the producers that has always had trust in me? I'm very excited because I'm going to be able to help others like me, help them to live what I've lived. For sure, this is the American dream come true." Conrad Mess, September 4, 2012
"In 2006 I started experimenting with two megapixel camera phones making short films. Some folks said cell phones are not made to make films, but I thought, let's see what's possible. Three years later I was in Japan producing my first feature on a cell phone, which was screened at film festivals and in the Museum of Moving Image in San Paolo. Now I am making a mobile film about cities with 200 cell phone filmmakers around the world. In mobile filmmaking the only limit to creativity is your imagination. The filmic tool that Hollywood, music video and advertising producers use is in your pocket You can hold the opportunities in your hand. In the San Diego Mobile Film School we will kick start your ideas and make your ideas happen. Sound rolling, Camera rolling, Action! Join us and the community of mobile filmmakers worldwide changing cinema." Dr. Max Schleser of MINA.pro (Mobile Innovation Network Aotearoa), September 4, 2012