Gabriela Tollman

Gabriela is a native of Johannesburg, South Africa and a graduate of UCLA’s theater and film department. She has directed over ten short films; which have played in festivals worldwide, won numerous awards and screened on HBO. Tollman wrote, directed co-produced and acted in THE LAST GUNSHOT, that played in over 25 festivals and won The International Cinematographer’s Guild Award, which screened the film at Cannes. Tollman wrote and directed BIRTH OF INDUSTRY, for which she was awarded the Los Angeles Short Film Grant from Kodak, Panavision, and Filmmakers Alliance. BIRTH OF INDUSTRY played in over 20 festivals and was awarded the John Williams award for Visual Excellence at the Cleveland Film Festival. Her film YOU TURNED BACK AND HELD MY HAND screened at numerous festivals including the Sundance Film Festival to much acclaim. Gabriela is developing the feature film HER REVOLUTION based on the life of revolutionary Tina Modotti, and a television series about the AFTER LIFE. She is currently doing the festival rounds with her first feature film titled SOMEBODY'S MOTHER. The film recently screened at the Cinequest Film Festival to rave reviews: "Somebody's Mother gives us texture, grain, grit…The film's toughness is supported by a haunting beauty, and strong performances of material that seems both utterly real and fantastical at the same time…A wonderful, and difficult film.”

  • Somebody's Mother (Trailer)