Gabriela Egito (aka Gabby Egito) is a filmmaker and journalist based in Los Angeles. Three of the films she wrote, produced and directed won nine awards and six nominations in international festivals from Coast to Coast: Los Angeles, Houston, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Orlando, Atlantic City, Cleveland (Ohio) and Muskogee (Oklahoma).
Coming from Sao Paulo, the second largest city in Latin America, Gabby arrived in Tinseltown in 2010. The two-month visit for a quick filmmaking workshop turned permanent after she was granted a talent-based scholarship for a year of intensive hands-on conservatory at the New York Film Academy, located at Universal Studios backlot at the time.
Ten months later, she was collecting her first accolade for the dark comedy SINERGY. Next, the neo-noir thriller STUFFED won six awards and three nominations, including Best Foreign Short at the Las Vegas Film Festival.
Then, the psychological drama TAKEN FOR GRANTED won the Special Jury Remi Award in Houston and was nominated Best Foreign Project at Central Florida Film Festival. Gabby also received awards in New York and Orlando for her outstanding achievements as a member of the Brazilian community in America.
The U.S. is Gabby’s fifth home. Besides Brazil, she also lived in Portugal, France, and Hungary with her parents, both scholars, when she was young. She can watch films and series without subtitles in English, Portuguese, Spanish and French.
Gabby holds two liberal arts bachelor degrees, in Psychology and Journalism, having worked for a decade in print newsrooms, PR agencies and social media monitoring in Brazil. She also holds a Masters in Cinema Studies, obtained at the University of Sao Paulo, alma mater of twelve Brazilian presidents and ranked #120 worldwide by the QS World University Rankings -- higher than USC (#132).
Unique traits: Writer, Film Director
Taken for Granted
Film by Gabriela Egito (Short, Drama and Mystery) Producer A powerful drama with documentary elements that traces the last day in the life of Martha Michaels, a housewife, unraveling her intriguing personality and the striking circumstances of her death.
Shtarkers: Tough Guys
Film by Tony Perzow (Short, Comedy, Crime and Musical) Producer One evening, a couple of degenerate thugs are unpleasantly surprised by the dreaded Uncle Moe the Shylock. He came to collect an unpaid debt of course. However, an unexpected intervention embarrassingly rears its head.
A Vida É Um Rio Selvagem
Video (Documentary, Action, Adventure and Drama) Producer The impact of River Mundau flood crest over the lives of 500 families in the city of Rio Largo, Northeast Brazil.
How to Have a Happy Marriage
Film by Jennifer Chambers Lynch (Short, Comedy and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew It is the 1950s. Mary and John are getting a divorce. If only Mary had tried harder to please her husband... if she had cared enough to do whatever necessary to lose those last 5 pounds, it's possible her marriage could have been saved. If only she had trusted in modern science... ladies - don't be a Mary. Watch this clever modern film, lose those last 5 pounds. Your marriage, and your country, are depending on you. Written by Anonymous
Film by Dustin Frost (Short, Adventure, Comedy and Fantasy) Sound department Hecklers is a story that centers on Dale, a young man who has ultimately concluded that life just isn't worth the trouble. Unfortunately, the treacherous path towards a happy eternity is very much unbeknownst to him.
Film (Short, Crime, Mystery and Thriller) Producer A mysterious private eye is hired by an arrogant advertising executive to investigate whether his partner is stealing from their ad agency, triggering to fiendish consequences. Written by Anonymous
Video by Vinny Sisson (Short, Drama and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew A blindingly religious young woman kidnaps the town's promiscuous party girl when she believes God has destined her to cleanse the party girl's sinful soul.
My Own Private Demon
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Girls! Girls! Girls!
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Film by Gabriela Egito (Short, Comedy and Drama) Producer The regional sales manager Amelia Lockheart expects a big promotion, after working hard in the merger of the company. She disputes the position with her coworker, Constantine Matters. The competition intensifies when they get stuck with a stranger in a conference room. Written by Anonymous
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Video by Gabriela Egito (Short, Drama and Romance) Producer A girl is surprised by her best friend, for whom she nourishes a secret passion.
Video (Short, Drama and Family) Producer The hide-and-seek game of a sassy little girl stops being funny when she cannot find her mother on the street anymore.
Video by Gabriela Egito (Short, Crime, Drama and Romance) Producer A stalker breaks-in the house of his beloved to get the only missing piece in his collection: the portrait of her smiling.
Video (Short, Action, Comedy and Western) Producer A vain cowboy gets mad when the Saloon girls touch his precious hair. He is about to find out what is truly untouchable though.
Film (Short and Comedy) Director Dona Gringa is a foreigner lost in Brazil. She doesn't know where she is, but she knows she wants to be Carmen Miranda!