Gabrielle Zilkha grew up in a family of funny neurotics from Montreal, Canada – something she believes is at the heart of her severe Trypophobia but also what sparked her love of storytelling.
Gabrielle is passionate about telling stories with heart and humour. Most recently, she wrote and directed the documentary feature Queering the Script (Outfest - Special Programming Award 2019) about the rise of queer fandom and LGBTQ+ representation on scripted TV. The film was described by The Hollywood reporter as being “a pep rally for queer women on TV.” She also directed and produced the feature documentary Doing Jewish: A Story From Ghana (Vision TV 2016) about a small lost Jewish tribe in rural Ghana. The documentary included an interactive site where communities around the world could explore the small village in Western Ghana and purchase goods from the community featured in the film.
Gabrielle’s other notable credits include the CBC Arts series Queer (Self) Portraits (TO Webfest Award for Best LGBT Series 2017) and her short comedy Stop Calling Me Honey Bunny (2013) which was shortlisted for the Iris Prize and the recipient of multiple audiences and jury awards.
Passionate about equity and promoting diversity in the media industry, Gabrielle previously served as the Programs Director at POV and currently serves as a member of the leadership team for IMPACT.