Named by MovieMaker Magazine as one of the 2022's screenwriters to watch, Gabriele Fabbro was born in 1996, in Milan, Italy. He's a film director with a BFA degree in Filmmaking from the New York Film Academy. Since 2011, he wrote, directed and produced over 30 productions including features, short films, music videos and commercials. Among his most recent works, he directed the music video “If You Run (2020)” for Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age). His latest short film “8 (2019)” screened at the 76 Venice Film Festival and his first feature film "The Grand Bolero (2021)", premiered at the 2021 Austin Film Festival, is one 2022's most awarded features from Italy and is currently in competition for the David di Donatello Awards, Italy's equivalent to the Oscars.
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INTERVIEW WITH GABRIELE FABBRO
"I TELL THE STORY OF MUSIC. I believe a score is not just an accompaniment to the visual. As a director I’m fighting against this stereotypical conception. Each composition carries its own sincere story to tell. My job is to translate those notes into a script."
IL SOGNO AMERICANO DEL CARATESE GABRIELE FABBRO
"L’immediatezza visiva penso arrivi dalla storia dell’arte, dalla bellezza dei posti meravigliosi che ci sono in Italia, che abituano l’occhio a ragionare in termini di luci e colori."
MEET GABRIELE FABBRO OF G&F PICTURES IN BURBANK
Our job as directors is to make people feel, no matter what the budget is. A great director is always that carpenter that knows how to build grand things out of small things. It has never been the opposite.
CINEMA IS A LIE BUT I LOVE IT
We are missing magic in the world, and we need to bring it back with the aid of cinema. It's such a beautiful thing to fall in love with an ideal character. It's the matter of taking a realistic scenario and making it special; sometimes it's the camera, sometimes it's the characters, but it has to feel special. We need that.
76 VENICE FILM FESTIVAL
The Italian born, US based director Gabriele Fabbro stops by our studios in Venice to talk about his short film 8, shown here at the 76th edition of the Mostra Internazionale del Cinema di Venezia.
SHORT FILM REVIEW
Shooting pool hasn't been this intense since The Hustler. Gabriele Fabbro's short film 8 is a stylish and thrilling tale of a pool player hoping to find redemption, loaded with brilliant camera trickery and an engulfing atmosphere.