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2013 TEDxColumbus: Out There

Gabrielle Burton

Gabrielle is a writer/director/actor whose current project is as director of KINGS, QUEENS, AND IN- BETWEENS, a documentary about the fluidity of gender identity as seen through the window of drag queens and kings in Columbus, Ohio. Her feature and short film credits include: MANNA FROM HEAVEN (MGM/Sony), TEMPS (Netflix), JUST FRIENDS (AMC/We Channel), THE HAPPIEST DAY OF HIS LIFE (MTV/Logo), LETTING GO OF GOD (Showtime), as well as nationally released commercials and PSAs. As a director, Gabrielle got her training in film school at the Ecole Superieure d’Audio-Visuel in Toulouse, France, where she received a DEUP degree with High Honors. Gabrielle worked on the television program LAW & ORDER in their director training program. After an Isobel Briggs scholarship to study music at Berklee College of Music, she won a Rotary Scholarship to study film in France. Her short, SAGE AND TIME, was selected for the La Corrida International Film Festival in France, and Gabrielle was invited as the opening night speaker to show MANNA FROM HEAVEN at La Corrida’s 10th film festival. A graduate of Harvard/Radcliffe, Gabrielle is a published poet, and also wrote and directed the full length plays SAGE AND TIME and CLUB VENUS at the ART’s Loeb Ex theater. She was featured on the Voice Of America program and in the Harvard CRIMSON.She just received the Thomas A. Milhelmus Editor’s Award for an essay she wrote on the giant turtles in Malaysia, which will be published this fall by the Southern Indiana Review.
Filmmaker, Feminist, Author