Gabrielle Milman is a filmmaker, director, actor, and writer from San Francisco, CA.
Her artistic journey began at the age of four, when she started attending a performing arts K-8 school in her hometown.
At eight years old, she wrote a book called Freddy the Penny, and with the support from her mother, became a published author in 2014.
This led to her first editorial appearance on The Project for Women founded by Lauri Levenfeld. Levenfeld invited Gabrielle to become the Main Editor and Contributor of her new online forum for young female artists, The Project for Girls. Gabrielle remained the main contributor for three years, publishing six editorial articles and being featured in three printed magazines.
At twelve, Gabrielle began watching films religiously. She watched Tim Burton’s Ed Wood and decided that she would become a filmmaker. She never looked back.
Gabrielle auditioned for The American Conservatory Theater’s Young Conservatory program, and earned a part in their 2018 production of Urinetown: The Musical. She then joined ACT’s YC Cabaret program, in which she participated throughout the 2019 season, and was cast in an original musical The Code by the Kilbanes. Gabrielle participated in two live stage-readings of the musical, one at ACT’s Strand Theater, and one on Zoom during the COVID pandemic.
Having continued her passion for filmmaking throughout high school by making movies on her phone with her friends, Gabrielle knew that filmmaking, acting, and writing would be a part of her life forever. Then, COVID hit. She joined Erik Liberman’s online program Bridge to Broadway, a masterclass series in which she met all of her theater idols, and formed close relationships with mentors and peers. Through this program multi-frame videos for medleys, music videos, and other theatrical events.
In 2021, Gabrielle made her first two narrative films. One was A Lukewarm Western Fable, a short, stylized Western. The second film was Night Vision, a film that Gabrielle shot entirely in the pandemic, in her house, at night, with only the help of her family. Night Vision is an experimental musical film.
In 2021, Gabrielle was accepted into CalArts’s School of Film/Video. As a student at CalArts, Gabrielle has developed a strong vision, an even stronger work ethic, and a multi-hyphenate background that aids her in directing, writing, and sometimes, acting in her films. Since then, she has made numerous award winning films, while also continuing her passion for acting by participating in student led shows that made it all the way to Hollywood Fringe.
Her most recent film, Dinner at the End of the World (2023), is an Official Selection at Burbank International Film Festival and was nominated for Best Super Short Film at the Student World Impact Film Festival. It won 1st Place for Film about a Social Issue at SWIFF.
When she’s not constantly making films, or acting, Gabrielle plays piano, teaches guitar, and sings on occasion (all the time). She loves cooking and watching movies with friends.