Gabrielle Brady is an Australian/British filmmaker who is currently based in Berlin. For the past ten years Gabrielle has lived in Cuba, the Australian central desert, Mongolia, Indonesia, Mexico and Europe. Gabrielle works with hybrid and performative elements in documentary storytelling. Her various works have been screened internationally at locations such as the Museum of Moving Image New York, Contemporary institute of Art London and the Berlinale.
Gabrielle completed her first feature length film ISLAND OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS in 2018. The film has won numerous awards including ; Best Documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival 2018, the Buyens-Chagoll Award at Visions du Réel 2018, Grand Jury Prize at Mumbai International Film Festival and the IDFA Human Rights Award. The film was nominated for a Independent Spirit Award, a Cinema Eye Spotlight Award, German critics award and the German film prize. The film had a theatrical distribution in the UK, Australia, Europe and the U.S.
This year Gabrielle has completed two short films, REMAIN and RIVER UNDAIN commissioned by the Art Gallery of NSW and the Australian centre of moving image. She is currently developing her next feature film project THE WOLVES ALWAYS COME AT NIGHT, supported in development by the German federal film board, Screen Australia and BBC Storyville.
Gabrielle’s short film THE ISLAND was launched on via the Guardian Documentary platform and premiered at the Sheffield Film Festival 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). Gabrielle has previously studied Theatre performance in Australia.
Gabrielle has had written work published in the Moth and Orion magazines.