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Gabrielle Milman is a filmmaker, director, actor, and writer from San Francisco, CA. 

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. 

At twelve, Gabrielle 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. In 2023, she participated in a song cycle of The Code performed at Club Fugazi in San Francisco.

In 2021, Gabrielle was accepted into CalArts’s School of Film/Video, where she has made a plethora of short films that she calls "narrative via experimental techniques". At CalArts she found love for 16mm film, and often shoots and hand develops her own work. In addition to her filmmaking, Gabrielle continues pursuing her passion for acting by participating in student plays and films.

Her 2023 film, Dinner at the End of the World, 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. It was nominated for Best Collegiate Student Film at the Burbank International Film Festival in September, 2023.

Her latest project is The Weaving Play, an original one-act folk-operetta that she composed, wrote and directed. It follows the story of a weaver who falls in love with a magician, and via magical realism, explores themes of love, art, and obsession. The Weaving Play premiered at CalArts in March, 2024 to raving reviews, so much so, that via CalArts funding, the cast of the Weaving Play is recording an official album.

Beginning in 2023, Gabrielle began working on film, TV, and commercial sets as a PA, AC, gaffer, and DP. She has worked on corporate commercials, and network TV shows, but primarily works in student thesis films.

When she isn't making movies, Gabrielle teaches guitar, cooks, and watches movies.

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