Gabriel Leif Bellman graduated from USC's Cinema School with the prestigious Circulus Award before going to work at MTV in New York while receiving his M.A. from NYU. In addition to writing scripts, Gabriel also has directed successful documentary films, written two Julliard-produced Operas, and is the co-founder of San Francisco's Frozen Film Festival. He is a Senior Editor for SOMA Magazine, where he has written articles about film and culture since 1996.
As a television Producer, Mr. Bellman helped start the 'True Life' series at MTV, from 1997-2000. In conjunction with Rolling Stone Magazine, he helped produce the Emmy award winning 'Fight for the Rights' series about Columbine youth gun violence. Gabriel was a featured speaker at the 2009 International Film Festival Summit in Las Vegas on the future of narrative film and media, and on the 2011 IndieFest panel of 'How to Succeed in Today's Film Market.' He was a featured writer-performer at LitQuake in 2011, and has written two plays produced by SF Theater Pub in 2011 and 2012.
A practicing attorney, Gabriel is a bona fide hoops junkie who surfs regularly off the beautiful shark infested San Francisco coast (insert "professional courtesy" joke here).