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This Is Not Gabriel.

It’s a picture of John Wayne.

Whether it is feature, TV, branded entertainment or commercial, Gabriel believes that a good film is based on the psychology behind its characters that will be the main drive for the story to unfold. He likes to create surreal worlds, funny and absurd stories and has a strong passion for poetry.

He studied in the United States, Germany and Canada before choosing Munich as his current operating base. On a side note, Gabriel also loves to edit films and works for the ad-agency Serviceplan Group as Creative Director for brands like BMW, Wirecard, Eurojackpot, HolidayCheck & Paramount Pictures.

 

Awards

  • Golden Award Of Montreux 2017 ; “Gold Medal”
  • Cannes Young Director Award 2015 ; „2nd Prize Filmschool“
  • 17th LA Comedy Filmfest, USA 2015 ; „Best Foreign Film“
  • Art Directors Club Germany, 2015 ; „Bronze“
  • KuFiFe Stuttgart, Germany 2015 ; „3rd Prize“
  • Comedy Cluj IFF, Romania 2014 ; „Special Mention“
  • Golden Award Of Montreux, Switzerland 2014 ; „Talent Award“
  • Clio Awards, 2014 ; „Student Film Award“
  • Art Directors Club Germany, 2013 ; „Bronze“
  • Film-Sharing Festival, Germany 2013 ; „Gold“
  • Saatchi & Saatchi New German Director’s Showcase, 2013
  • Porsche Advertising Film Award, 2013 ; „New Ways Award“
  • Beijing Film Academy’s 12th ISFF, 2013 ; „Audience Award“
  • 15th CineMAiubit ISFF Bucharest, 2011 ; „Best Experimental Film“

Nominations

  • Cannes Young Director Award, 2017
  • Mirror Mountain Film Festival (Best Short, Best Script), Canada 2015
  • Lyndy Stout’s 1.4 | Onepoinfour Award, UK 2015
  • Short Of The Month Online Award (Best Cinematography), January 2015
  • Los Angeles Film Review (Best Editing, Best Sound, Best Visual Effects), USA 2015
  • Hessian Film Award (student category), Germany 2006

I mean, after all, you have to consider we’re only made out of dust. That’s admittedly not much to go on and we shouldn’t forget that. But even considering, I mean it’s sort of a bad beginning, we’re not doing too bad. So I personally have faith that even in this lousy situation we’re faced with we can make it. You get me?
Philip K Dick