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Hi there! I'm a bilingual Writer/Director born in Havana and raised in Mexico City. I have more than 10 years of experience working for TV and films in both, English and Spanish.
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Final Draft's Big Break Quarter Finalist
Scriptapalooza Finalist
Tomorrow's Filmmakers, Today Program

Personal Details

Los Angeles
Mexico City

United States, Cuba, Mexico
English, Spanish
561 603 7547

Work Details


Women in Media
Alliance of Women Directors
Film Independent

Gabriela Paciel is a Writer and Director born and raised in Havana, Cuba. She started her career as a film critic for the renowned magazine CinePremiere and later on, as screenwriter for the game shows “The Weakest Link” and “Poker Face”, produced by FremantleMedia.

Gabriela has written and directed numerous short films, such as “Fotogramas” (Frames) and “El Viejo” (The Old Man), selected in more than twenty film festivals around the world and in 2016 she was selected to participate in the program Tomorrow’s Filmmakers, Today supported by UNAM-LA and The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science. She’s written several scripts that have been finalist in contests such as Final Draft’s Big Break and Scriptapalooza. Her most recent feature film script “Santos” is currently in pre-production and set to be filmed in fall 2018.