Gabriel Range

Documentary and fiction director and writer for film
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Biography

Gabriel Range is an Emmy-winning British filmmaker, who is probably best known for his fictional political-documentary about the assassination of George W. Bush in Death of a President.

In 2003 he wrote and directed The Day Britain Stopped, a feature-length drama told in the style of documentary. The film earned Range a nomination for a British Academy (BAFTA) TV Craft Award for Best New Director and won an Royal Television Society Craft and Design Award.

In 2005 Range wrote and directed Death of a President, which had its debut at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival. The film won a total of 6 awards including; the International Critics Prize (FIPRESCI) at Toronto, the International Emmy Award for the TV Movie/Mini-Series category, the RTS Television Award in the Digital Channel Programme category from the Royal Television Society, the RTBF TV Prize for Best Picture Award from the Brussels European Film Festival for director Gabriel Range, the Banff Rockie Award from the Banff Television Festival for the film, and one for director Gabriel Range. The film also received a nomination for Best Visual Effects from the British Academy TV Awards in 2007.

Range was identified in Screen International's 2006 "Stars of Tomorrow' which labelled him a 'creator of innovative and convincing drama documentaries...acclaimed for their plausibility, naturalism and integrity.'

In 2009 Range began production on I Am Slave. Written by Jeremy Brock (Last King of Scotland and Mrs Brown) and produced by Andrea Calderwood and starring Wunmi Mosaku, Isaach de Bankole, Hiam Abbass and Lubna Azabal, the film had its international premiere at the 2010 Toronto Film Festival.The premiere of the film in the United Kingdom was on Channel 4 in 2010, making it eligible for the 2011 BAFTA Television Awards; it was nominated in the Best Single Drama category. I Am Slave also won Best UK Film at the 2010 UK Music Video and Screen Awards and was nominated for a Broadcast Award (Best Single Drama) and a One World Media Award.

Gabriel went on to direct the opening episode of Falcón for Mammoth and Sky, starring Hayley Atwell and Marton Csokas which 'looked sensational' according to the Guardian. Most recently he directed a single for Sony TV about Warren Jeffs, a Mormon leader who was accused of luring minors into illegal marriages.


CV

Film

Creator & Writer & Director & Producer

Death of a President
International Critics' Award - Toronto International Film Festival 2006
Starring
  • Becky Ann Baker
  • Michael Reilly Burke
  • Christian Stolte
  • James Urbaniak
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    Bafta and RTS Award-winning drama set around the murder of a fictional American President
    Newmarket Films
    Borough Films
     

    TV

    Director

    Producer Lorenzo O'Brien
    Writer Steve Kornacki, Alyson Evans, Bryce Kass
    Starring
  • Tony Goldwyn
  • Molly Parker
  • Joey King
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    The true story of a Fundamentalist Mormon leader who spent more than a year on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted List for charges relating to his alleged arrangement of illegal marriages of minors.

    Sony Pictures Television
     
    Producer Damian Timmer, Julia Stannard
    Writer Stephen Butchard
    Starring
  • Marton Csokas
  • Santiago Cabrera
  • Hayley Atwell
  • James Floyd
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    Detective series based on the Javier Falcon books by thriller writer Robert Wilson.
    Mammoth Screen for Sky Atlantic
     
    I Am Slave
    BAFTA Nominated: Best Single Drama
    1 x 90'
    Producer Andrea Calderwood
    Writer Jeremy Brock
    Starring
  • Nonso Anonzie
  • Lubna Azabal
  • Isaach De Bankole
  • Wunmi Mosaku
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    Film charting one woman's struggle for freedom and depicting slavery in London in the present day
    Altered Image for Channel 4
     

    Writer & Director

    Producer Simon Finch
    Starring
  • Eric Carte
  • Stephen North
  • Tim Pigott-Smith
  • Andrew Sheild
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    Docu-drama about a fictional meltdown in the UK's travel infrastructure and ensuing chaos
    Wall to Wall for BBC2
     
    Producer Simon Finch
    Starring
  • Dean Knowsley
  • Amani Zain
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    Docu-drama about a fictional oil crisis which precipitates the collapse of the British economy
    Wall to Wall for BBC1