Christie Botelho attended Emerson College where she received her BFA in Performance. Upon graduation she formed Mass Motion Dance Company with co-founder Terri Gordon, formerly of the Boston Ballet. The two won many choreography awards through the area for their innovative style.
She moved to NYC in 1995 where she began to pursue a career in acting and dance, honing her craft at the Michael Howard Studios and studying with dance aficionados, Linda Kent and Donald Byrd, while continuing to work in both television and film mediums.
In 1998 with her partner Robbie Bryan, she formed Good To Be Seen Films, and Executive Produced the company’s first independent feature, The Stand-In, where she focused on negotiating SAG contracts and insurance, casting and raising financing. In addition she assisted in acquiring distribution for the film. In 2008 she served as Co-Producer on the multi award winning suspense thriller, iMurders. In 2010 she fully produced her first film project for the company entitled Choose. The cancer-themed dramatic short made appearances at Academy Award qualifying LA Shortsfest, the prestigious Oldenburg Film Festival and World Fest Houston where the film won the Platinum Remy Award. In addition it raised thousands of dollars for cancer charities including Susan G. Komen and the Lustgarten foundation.
GTBS Films has two projects on tap for 2014, including the family-friendly The Mighty Misfit Kids, from Robbie Bryan’s World Fest Houston Silver Remi-Winning screenplay, and the anime/manga-themed “Black Hat”, starring Jodelle Ferland (Twilight, Silent Hill), which while mostly narrative, will include ten minutes of anime from world renowned Japanese Producer Masao Maruyama and music from the band SLIPKNOT.
In addition, Ms. Botelho continues to serve as Chief Operating Officer for a high-level technology consulting company in NYC.