Mickey Harrison Smartphone Filmmaker

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Mickey Harrison with Tim Russ at San Diego’s International Mobile Film Festival #MFF2018SanDiego, April 28, 2018. Photo Credit: Dean Curry Photography

Mickey Harrison has been making films for over 30 years. She has made two films with her iPhone. Her film, Dingleberry was officially selected to participate in the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego in April 2017. This year, Mickey’s film had a special screening during the 7th edition of the IMFF 2018.

You can read about Mickey and LuLu Films in an interview by SD Voyager published in May 2018.

Read the article by Smartphone Filmmaking about Mickey. You can also listen to Mickey share her story and background in her own words in the SBP Podcast Mobile Filmmaking on episode 40 on Spotify. She will inspire you!

Mickey and one of the filmmakers in her crew, Shaun Donelson from San Diego, held a Q&A session during the film festival after the screening of her film, Aunt Tillie’s Kitchen, also shot with her iPhone 6s.

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Mickey Harrison on the red carpet with Saun Donelson at the International Mobile Film Festival 2018. Photo credit: Dean Curry Photography

Watch Aunt Tillie’s Kitchen below:

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Mickey Harrison, The Innovative Filmmaker

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Mickey Harrison (pictured left) on the red carpet during the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego, California April 30, 2017. Also pictured is member from Star Wars Steampunk Universe which escorted filmmakers on the red carpet during the awards ceremony.

Mickey Harrison has years of experience in the film industry as Actor, Director, Writer and Producer. At 82 years-old in 2017, Mickey produced, directed and acted in a short film which was shot entirely with an iPhone 6S. Inspired by the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego, she met the challenge head on. Her film is titled Dingleberry.

It didn’t take long for her to write the screenplay, gather a team of professional filmmakers and achieve her goal of making the film to meet the festival’s deadline.

Mickey Harrison was honored with the Golden Award during the awards ceremony in San Diego.

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Mickey Harrison (center) during Q&A session at International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego. Filmmakers from Germany, Chile, Canada and Australia were also in attendance. April 30, 2017.
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Mickey Harrison (pictured second from right) was invited by International Mobile Film Festival founder, Susan Botello (pictured right) to local news station KUSI to share her participation at the festival. Also pictured was Anthony De La Cruz and daughter, 11-year-old Miranda Mullings also participating as mobile filmmakers.

The Sixth Annual International Mobile Film Festival took place at Marina Village Conference Center April 29 & 30, 2017. The festival takes place annually during the last weekend of April and is presented by S. Botello Productions™. The festival is exclusive to films shot with only smartphones and is open to all ages. It was launched in 2009 by founder Susan Botello and it is the first film festival to promote films shot with mobile phones for the big screen in a traditional film festival setting.

On November 28, 2017, Mickey was honored with a nomination for Best Director for her film, Dingleberry, during the Global Mobile Film Awards™, which is an Awards Ceremony dubbed as the “Oscars” of the mobile film industry.

You can watch Dingleberry below.


Watch and listen to Mickey Harrison in the San Diego Festival Chorus, Orchestra, and Soloists as they perform the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah, Dec. 10, 2017.