gabriel gettman is a young british-american director, whose award-winning work
explores the power of femininity as a gateway to the dark realms of the unconscious.

signed at age twenty-three to one of the world's most renowned production companies, he began
his career shooting fashion commercials in paris. this commercial work was featured by Vogue, Purple,
Elle, W, Hunger, Wonderland, 1883, Volt and Sunday Times Style, at London Fashion Week, ASVOFF,
Cannes, TIFF, Bokeh and the La Jolla Fashion Film Festival, and in live performances by CocoRosie.

now, after three years classical directing training at the Drama Centre at Central Saint Martins,
for which he received first class honours, gabriel has moved into narrative cinema, enlivening his richly
aesthetic worlds with intensely skilful performances and a distinctively dark poetic voice.

his debut short Caecilia is currently competing at festivals worldwide, while he develops his next
fiction film - a post-apocalyptic tale of madness, addiction and witchcraft starring three real-life sisters.

c a e c i l i a

17-minute short film

a blind, feral girl is taken in at a desolate medieval monastery in this psychological drama-horror,
based on an ancient japanese myth.

a truly special film, absolutely beautiful with an inherent sadness...
a meticulously-crafted symphony of images and sounds that transports the viewer, almost like a ballet
Emilie Black, Cinema Crazed

winner of jury prize during its world premiere at the museum of photographic arts in california.
european premiere at Fastnet Film Festival in Ireland. official selection at Comic-Con San Diego,
Lund Fantastisk and Shorts Mexico. opening film at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival, closing film for
the midnight programme at Virginia Film Festival, and curated for Cinedelphia at PhilaMOCA.
showcased in London at Portobello Film Festival, Screentest, The Groucho Club and Shoreditch House.

more info at

c o m m e r c i a l   s h o w r e e l

a selection of advertising and music work from paris

© gabriel gettman
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