Gabriele Paoli, Director.
A visuals expert video director and creative producer, exploring dark humour and new ways to process familiar emotions.
Based in London, available for international bookings.
ROMA FILM ACADEMY
Master’s Degree – TV, Production, Direction of Photography, Editing, Filming.
His career in the Entertainment Industry started at very early age. At age of nine, he got involved in Pontedera Teatro and the work centre of the wonderful Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards. Being greatly inspired by theatre, Gabriele followed his passion and went on to stage several productions throughout Italy.
In 2001, he earned the big opportunity to work as intern in Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report, filmed in Washington DC.
Four years later he joined the successful Italian TV talent show called Amici di Maria de Filippi as Production Coordinator. (CANALE 5- Mediaset Group).
In 2006, he started his career as a music video director which lead him to win an award at the Videoclip Phone Festival, held by Warner Music Italy. In the same year, Gabriele had the chance to work as set PA for the BBC/HBO Rome (season 2) a popular TV show filmed in Cinecittà Studios.
From 2009 to 2011, Gabriele was rewarded with a position as a Music Video Production Teacher in Cinecitta’ Studios Academy, where he taught all aspects of music video and television production to students aged from 18-25 alongside a talented team of entertainment industry professionals.
In 2010, he directed the short film Coincidenze (Coincidences) based on the popular novel by Stefano Benni in collaboration with the Italian publisher Feltrinelli.
Gabriele’s unique surreal and romantic style has gained audience recognition. The most notable of which was when he won at the Venice Film Festival Awards in both 2006 and 2010. Additionally, he has been recognised for his contribution to the Music Video Industry which he won in 2008 and 2010 at the Cinecittà Studios Music Videos Awards.
He is a brand photographer and video artist for start-ups and established companies globally like Daily Express, OK! Magazine, Mtv, Vodafone, Ray Ban, Universal, Warner, Sony Music.
Here below some behind the scenes footage and pictures from some his music video work, which gives you some insight of his work ethic and approach as well as the composition and production of his ideas:
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