Gabriella Canal is a documentary filmmaker and journalist living in Brooklyn. Inspired by her upbringing in a Colombian-American household, she produces stories rooted in identity and belonging with a focus on women’s voices. She also loves highlighting the efforts of those working to improve human lives and protect the environment.
As a producer, she’s worked with The Atlantic, John Leguizamo’s NGL Studios, and Insignia Films. Her independent work as a director and DP has been featured by The Video Consortium, New York Women in Film and Television, and the National Association of Latino Independent Producers. Her last short documentary, No Man’s Land, about a lesbian separatist community in the rural American south, had its New York premiere at DOC NYC, and received the Audience Award for Best Short Film at The Florida Film Festival.
In 2021, she graduated with honors in documentary filmmaking from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Seasons is her second film and with it, she hopes to inspire more conversations around the generational impact of the immigrant experience and diversity in land stewardship.