I’ve chosen the path of a filmmaker because more than just writing stories on paper, I want to give them life. Growing up, what inspired me were emotions; I could take someone’s experiences, what they felt, and craft it into a lyric, a poem, or a story.
The most important thing to me is the story, how it’s told and why it’s being told. Many of my script concepts come from the simple struggles that people face, such as coping with an overbearing parent, overcoming rejection, or more recently, the repercussions of seemingly small mistakes.
Like those who’ve inspired me, I want to create films that explore the human psyche. The movie Elephant by Gus Van Sant really pushed me to tell stories through human interaction rather than dialogue. I believe that the best films tell stories that could happen to any of us. Therefore, my ultimate goal is to make films that resonate with the rest of the world, films that people can sit down and watch years later and still find new meaning. My name is Gabrielle Hope Mitchell, and if you’re in need of hope for your film project, you’ve come to the right place!