Gabriel Robertson is a film and television writer and director based in Glasgow. His recent short film, ‘The Gift’ was shot in the USA and stars Xander Berkeley (24,Terminator 2, Apollo 13). It had it’s UK debut at the 2015 Edinburgh Film Festival where is was nominated for Best Short. It is currently touring festivals worldwide. Screenings include, The Tupelo Film Festival, where it won Best International Film, LA Shorts Fest, Palm Springs International ShortFest, Rhode Island Film Festival, Beverley Hills Film Festival, Honolulu Film Awards, winner of the Silver Lei award and winner, Best Mississippi Film, at the Greneda Afterglow Film Festival. Produced by 27 Ten productions. Click here for the trailer.
His original feature ‘Ni’ihau’, is set in Hawaii in 1945 and based on a true story. It’s currently in development with 27 Ten productions.
He was commissioned by Black Camel Films to write his original feature film screenplay ‘The Drift’ a thriller set in Hong Kong in 1989. He was selected to take part in ‘Network’, a film development scheme backed by the Edinburgh International Film Festival and Creative Scotland, where he developed his film screen play ‘Don’t Speak, Scream’.
His short film ‘Bucket’, was completed in 2014 and stars Paul Brannigan (‘Sunshine on Leith’, ‘Under the Skin’). It lead to his nomination for a New Talent writing award from Bafta Scotland. It was screened at Cannes Short Film Corner and at Honolulu Festival where it won a Best First Film award. It was produced by 27 Ten Productions. Click here for the trailer:
Gabriel recently took part in the Edinburgh International Film Festival, writer/director talent lab in 2016. He was included in ‘Ones To Watch’, a selection of the most exciting new voices in Scottish Film, chosen by Edinburgh International Film Festival and Glasgow Film Festival in 2014.
His narrative comedy series ‘Smashed’ and ‘House of Usher’ have been in development with Objective Productions. Gabriel has also worked with the Comedy unit in Glasgow, writing and directing projects including a pilot ‘Clyde Valley Warriors’ for BBC Scotland and writing for the TX series.
He has worked as a Story-Liner on ‘Eastenders‘ and also on ‘River City‘, the BBC’s continuing drama. Gabriel wrote and directed his play ‘Neh See Ens’, which was performed at Glasgow’s Oran Mor in September 2011. The success of the show lead to a residency with the National Theatre of Scotland in November 2011. During this period, Gabriel wrote ‘The Crab & The Egret’ which was performed at Glasgow’s Centre for Creative Arts as the headline piece in The Cheeky B’s ‘Apocalypse’ Series.