Gabrielle Blackwood is a Jamaican Director and Director of Photography who has written, directed, and shot short films, documentaries, music videos and commercials for the US, Canada, UK, Jamaican, and New Zealand markets. Her clients include BBC World, CLARKS, Nike, Apple Music, and Mercedes Benz. A recipient of the Geoff Evans Award for Excellence in Screen Production in New Zealand, Blackwood is currently in pre-production for her feature film Kendal which was shortlisted for a Sundance Lab, the Screencraft Drama Feature Writing Competition, and was the winner of the 2019 Caribbean Tales Big Pitch Competition.
Born in Jamaica, Gabrielle has her Masters (Hons) and Post Grad in Screen Production from the University of Auckland, New Zealand and was the past president of the Jamaica Film & Television Association (JAFTA) and a Co-Convenor of Women In Film Jamaica. She resides in Kingston as an independent filmmaker.