Hailing from Washington, DC, Gabriel received a master’s degree in Media Studies from the New School in New York City. It was there that he developed his professional foundation in both production and programming for television, film, and radio, working for companies such as MTV Networks and Clear Channel.
After moving to Laos in 2008, Gabriel founded the Luang Prabang Film Festival a year later, with a desire to bridge the Southeast Asian film communities, while fostering the growth of the Lao film industry. After ten years at the helm of the festival, Gabriel has recently shifted focus to overseeing the project’s artist development programs, such as workshops, educational activities, and talent labs.
Gabriel is the Managing Director of Quack, a full-service creative consulting agency focusing on project management, communications, media production, and event organization for embassy and development sectors. Select project partners for activities he has led include: UN, UNICEF, European Union, US Embassy, UK Embassy, GIZ, Open Society Institute, The Asia Foundation, Oxfam, Mekong River Commission, Heinrich Boll Institute, and LuxDev.
He and his work have been profiled in media outlets across the world, including Time Magazine, Vogue, the Hollywood Reporter, the Nation, and the Bangkok Post.
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