Gabrielle Brady is an award-winning Australian/ British Director and Screenwriter based in Berlin. Gabrielle’s debut feature film ‘Island of the Hungry Ghosts’, made in collaboration with narrative therapist Poh Lin Lee, was nominated for an Independent Spirit award, Cinema Eye Spotlight award and won the Best Documentary award at the Tribeca film festival, Mumbai International film festival and the Australian independent film awards. The film has been shown at major international film festivals as well as in cinemas worldwide and has received over 40 international prizes.
Gabrielle's work has been featured at the Museum of Moving Image NY, Institute of Contemporary Arts London and The Eye in Amsterdam. Her work has been selected as a ‘Critics Pick’ by the New York Times and described by the Guardian as ‘Fierce and compassionate’. Gabrielle has recently completed two short films for gallery distribution; ‘Remain’ and ‘River Undain’ commissioned by the Art Gallery of NSW Australia and the Prototype platform.
Gabrielle is in production on her next feature documentary ‘The Wolves Always come at Night’ and is in development on her first feature narrative film ‘The Flightless Bird'. Gabrielle has been selected to attend the Villa Kamagowa artist residency in Japan in 2022 to develop a new video art work.
Gabrielle was selected as film maker in residence at the AiR Film Residency at Guanajuato Film festival Mexico (2020) as well as attending Fogo Islands artists residency as Guest Artist (2019).
Gabrielle studied Documentary Direction at La Escuela Internacional de Cine (EICTV) in Cuba. She has previously studied Theatre Performance at C.S.U in Australia. She is a Berlinale Doc Station and Talents Alumni.
“A fierce, valuable, compassionate film.”
— Tribeca Jury