Gabrielle Brady (AUS/GER)

For the past ten years, Gabrielle has lived between the Australian central desert, Mongolia, Indonesia, Cuba, Mexico and Europe. Gabrielle’s films focus on working with non-actors in a hybrid approach to documentary storytelling.

Gabrielle’s award-winning feature film Island of the Hungry Ghosts (2018) is currently being shown in international film festivals and will have a theatrical release in Europe and Australia in 2019. The film has won several awards including; Best Documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival, Buyens-Chagoll Award at Visions du Réel, Best Documentary at the Adelaide Film Festival, Best Documentary at Crested Butte Film Festival, Best Documentary film at Valetta Film Festival and a jury special mention at the Edinburgh Film Festival.

Gabrielle’s short film The Island was launched on the Guardian Documentary program and premiered in Sheffield in 2017. The film won best short film at the Ânûû-rû âboro festival in New Caledonia.

Gabrielle studied Documentary Direction for three years at the International Film school in Cuba (EICTV) where she made several short films (Broken Pants, Milagro, Fall). More recently Gabrielle has been invited to attend various international workshops including Berlin Talent Campus, Berlinale Doc Station, Feature Expanded and Phillip Hoffman process cinema workshop.