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, her film Kendal was shortlisted for a Sundance Lab, the Screencraft Drama Feature Writing Competition, and the winner of the 2019 Caribbean Tales Big Pitch Competition.
Blackwood was born and raised in Jamaica. She received her Masters (Hons) and Post Grad in Screen Production from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She served as the president of the Jamaica Film & Television Association (JAFTA) and a Co-Convenor of Women In Film Jamaica. Blackwood resides in Kingston as an independent filmmaker.