Documentary

Twysted Spirit (in development)

Feature Documentary

Four Corners Productions Inc.

Credits: Writer, Director, Producer

Rejected for being gay, Twysted Miyake-Mugler’s childhood dream of becoming a pastor was crushed. Now he’s taking everything he loves about the church to build a new community – and future – for Black and brown LGBTQ+ youth. His religion? Ballroom.

Queering the Script

Feature Documentary

Shaftesbury, Hollywood Suite

Credits: Writer, Director

Distributed by: The Film Collaborative

Giving queer fandom a voice in the conversation about LGBTQ+ representation from Xena to The L Word to Pose, Queering the Script examines the rising power of the fans and audience shaping representation on TV, the relationship between fandom and activism, and what lies ahead for visibility and inclusiveness.

AWARDS: Outfest Freedom Award, DGC Award for Best Picture Editing in Documentary

“A pep rally for queer women on TV.”

- Beandrea July, The Hollywood Reporter

100% on Rotten Tomatoes

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Doing Jewish: A Story From Ghana

Feature Documentary & 45 mins broadcast

Four Corners Productions, Vision TV

Credits: Writer, Director Producer

When Gabrielle Zilkha, a Canadian filmmaker working in Accra, Ghana, gets a call from her mother telling her that she’s found Jews for her to celebrate Rosh-Hashanah with, she sets off across the country to find the tiny but vibrant Sefwi Jewish community. Filming over the course of five years, Zilkha observes this small African Jewish community’s efforts to develop and strengthen its identity. She brings us along on her journey to better understand what it means to belong to the Jewish people and why some people’s Judaism is questioned while that of others is taken at face value.

This personal documentary is a warm, fascinating and often humorous study of identity and connection - shedding light on what it means to belong to the Jewish people.

“Highly recommended.”

- John Doyle, The Globe and Mail

“…a fascinating , engaging and inspiring story of Jewish renewal”

- Bernard Starr, The Huffington Post

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Badassery

Short Documentary 

Executive Producer

POV

Directors: Dizzy Ricamara & Mike Regis

Producers: Veronika Latkina, Loveleen Kang

Through the eyes of Randell Adjei, we understand the gravity of the issues facing Scarborough youth today. Amidst gun violence, poverty, and stigmatization, we see resilience through community, art, and a passion for change. This resilience is highlighted through R.I.S.E., a spoken word event that has been quietly operating in Malvern for the last 6 years and changing lives, including that of the director, Dizzy Ricamara.

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Short Film - Breakthrough Film Festival

Short Documentary,

Executive Producer

POV

Directors: Sarafina McIntosh & Sunita Miya-Muganza

Producer: Demi Valentine

This compelling exposé takes a look at three female DJs who are unapologetically disrupting the Toronto hip-hop scene. The film chronicles the journey of women who are pursuing their passions and crafting their careers in a male-dominated industry. From the up-and-coming independent curator to the global powerhouse, these creatives have crafted a brand for themselves as industry leaders, without compromising who they are.  It is the weirdos and nonconformists who are now redefining what it means to be a woman of colour in hip-hop. "Badassery" examines the social, political and cultural factors that enabled and empowered their success, such as the growing economization of social media, the rise of independent artists, and beauty as capital.

© 2017 Gabrielle Zilkha