Passionate about equity, Gabrielle has dedicated much of her career to designing and launching talent and career development programs aimed at promoting greater inclusion in the film and television industries. As the Programs Director at POV, she led the strategy, development and execution of a wide range of programs aimed at creating pathways for emerging creatives from under-represented groups to break into the entertainment sector.
Prior to her career in the industry, Gabrielle worked in the non-profit sector designing arts-based curricula for organizations such as LIFT,YES and An award-winning director with experience in documentary, scripted short form comedies and branded content, Gabrielle has directed work for CBC (digital), Shaftesbury, Out TV, Hollywood Suite and Vision TV. Most recently, she wrote and directed the essay-driven pop culture documentary feature Queering the Script (2019, Outfest - Special Programming Award) about the rise of queer fandom and LGBTQ+ representation on TV.
Prior to this she directed the feature documentary and its accompanying interactive project Doing Jewish: A Story From Ghana (2016) about a small lost Jewish tribe in rural Ghana. Her short comedy, Stop Calling Me Honey Bunny (2013), was shortlisted for the Iris Prize and the recipient of multiple audiences and jury awards.
Gabrielle’s work has been lauded for its mix of heart and humour and reviewed in The Hollywood Reporter, Entertainment Weekly, Huffington Post, Globe and Mail, Indiewire, Queerty and other media outlets.