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Gabrielle Demeestère

Gabrielle Demeestère

France

Scriptwriter, Film Director

TFL

FeatureLab Participant 2022

biography

Born and raised in Paris, she graduated with a B.A. in Literature from Yale and worked in film sales at Focus Features and The Coproduction Office. After receiving her M.F.A. in filmmaking from NYU, she wrote and directed music videos, commercials, and shorts. Her first feature Yosemite, starring James Franco and Henry Hopper, premiered as the Closing Film at the Slamdance FF in 2015. It was distributed by Monterey Media in the US and released on Netflix. She is based in New York City where she works as a script consultant and teaches screenwriting at Syracuse University.