Gaëlle is an award winning immersive and film Writer, Director based in London. She is a Sundance, SXSW, Venice Production Bridge, Series Mania, Story Futures Academy and LSFF alum. Her short films include Awakening (starring Tracy Wiles, WINNER Best Drama at New York Shorts Film Festival 2015), The Feast (starring Katie Leung, WINNER Best Production Design at Underwire Film Festival 2018) and Mechanical Souls (starring Janet Hsieh, George Young and Patty Lee, WINNER Best VR Stereography at the EMEA Lumière Awards 2019). In 2020, Gaëlle Creative Directed the Mechanical Souls Graphic Novel adaptation in English, French and Mandarin. Gaëlle was a 2020 Directors UK Inspire Mentee, a 2021 BAFTA Crew member and 2022 Berlinale Talent. In 2020, she co-created the VR series, (Hi)story of a Painting (HOAP), which received phase 1 and 2 funding from Arts Council England and Digital Catapult through the competitive Creative XR programme and in 2021 received further support from Innovate UK. Episode 1, « What’s the Point ? » of the HOAP series received its world premiere at SXSW 2021 and was nominated for a Crystal Owl Award. Episode 2, « The Light in the Shadow » received its world premiere at SXSW 2022 and was awarded the Special Jury Recognition for Immersive Storytelling. In 2021, she was awarded “Most Promising Creator” by Eurofest XR at Stereopsia. Gaëlle trained as a writer at the NFTS, from which she holds a certificate, and as a writer, director at the London Film School, from which she holds an MA in Filmmaking. She also holds a BA in Art History and Spanish Literature from Skidmore College. Bilingual in French and English, Gaëlle works in both languages and is always up for a new challenge, travelling internationally for her projects.
Filmography: "History of a Painting - What's the Point?"; "Mechanical Souls"; "The Feast"