Gabrielle Burton

Gabrielle Burton helms the indie film production company FIVE SISTERS PRODUCTIONS with her five real-life sisters ( A writer and filmmaker, Burton won the Ohio Arts Council's Individual Excellence Award in both writing and film. After Harvard/Radcliffe and Berklee, she won a Rotary to study film in France. Working as a sound mixer and screenwriter, she moved into directing, being selected to the director’s training program on LAW & ORDER. She directed MANNA FROM HEAVEN (MGM) with her sister Maria, followed by Ford commercials, work with Victoria’s Secret, and documentary-based work characterized by strong human-focused storytelling. Burton’s interest in social responsibility and in complexity reflects in her filmic style of weaving stories to reveal deeper truths about human nature and social change. Her latest film, KINGS, QUEENS, & IN-BETWEENS (a doc on drag and gender) received a national theatrical release, is now on amazon, itunes, etc. (, and is being used as an engagement and education tool in communities and universities across the US. It will open in two cities in France, spring 2018, where Burton has been invited to give another TEDx talk on being an artist and acknowledging diversities in perspectives. She has won a Wexner Center for the Arts artist's residency for her next film which will be based on her TEDxTalk on gender and parenting that was selected by TEDx for their national playlist (

  • Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens trailer