director | cinematographer | narrator
Gabriel got his big start making movies at age thirteen working at a cable TV station in Oakland, CA. Now he makes documentaries around the world on educational reform, youth activism, human rights, poverty alleviation, and social and environmental justice. He studied theatre at Trinity Repertory Conservatory in Providence, Rhode Island and majored in Visual Media at New College of California in San Francisco.
After co-founding The Factory, an Emmy award-winning production company and learning lab for Bay Area youth, he taught video production at San Francisco State University and led media workshops for teachers and students internationally.
His first feature film LESS (lessmovie.com) is a narrative about a man who has chosen to live on the streets of San Francisco. He shot and acted in How To Cheat (howtocheatfilm.com) which won best performance and premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and one year old daughter.
Vika was born in Odessa, Ukraine. She moved to United States in 1998 and following her interest in Art and Business enrolled in Visual Arts and Business programs at University of San Diego. Working with different mediums – painting, sculpture and photography she leaned that every medium offer unique perspectives of expression. After graduating from University of San Diego Vika went to work in the corporate world and continued making art. Filmmaking entered her world quite unexpectedly – from inspiration. She believes that film has a tremendous power in delivering the story and reaching wide audience. Her current interest is how perceptions and beliefs shape what we think is possible for us.
Gary Kreitzer is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego and the University of San Francisco School of Law. He has been employed as an attorney for a nationwide real estate development company and an alternative energy producer. He is also the co-founder of two NYSE traded companies and is currently the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and a Director of BioMed Realty Trust. He owns and manages an organic farm and a vineyard in San Diego, California and is active in educational, environmental and health care organizations in his community.
Jason Zeldes fell in love with film at an early age back in Farmington Hills, Michigan, and watched movie voraciously his entire childhood. This love grew into a hobby of filmmaking and eventually led him westward to the USC School of the Cinematic Arts, where Jason studied film editing and documentary filmmaking. Since then, Jason has worked in post-production on several documentary films, most notably with Patrick Creadon (I.O.U.S.A. and Wordplay) on last spring’s CNN special: I.O.U.S.A. Solutions, as well as producing and editing behind-the-scenes content for indie-bands and musicians.