Gabriel Diamond started working in video at age 13 at KDOL-TV in Oakland, CA.
Along with Ken Ikeda he co-founded the Youth Sounds Factory, a filmmaking lab for Bay Area youth. Works created under his mentorship won top prizes at dozens of national festivals including an Emmy. His first feature Less, follows and idealistic and troubled a man who has chosen to live on the streets in San Francisco. It received honorable mention for the grand jury prize at Dances With Films Festival.
He shot and acted in How To Cheat which premiered at the LA Film Festival and won best acting ensemble and best narrative at Bend Film Festival.
In 2011 he shot a short documentary in Nepal entitled “We Are In The Field: Adventures of a 3rd World Environmental Activist.” It’s now being developed into a feature length film “All Living Things” with Jane Goodall.
In 2016 he founded the Vulnerable Rally as part of a global invitation to reconnect to our common humanity in the most vulnerable way: part absurdist street theatre, part shadow work and part social commentary. He co-directed this viral music video featuring a rally in Oakland.
He’s now the staff filmmaker & photographer at the Skoll Foundation in Palo Alto. In his spare time he’s often on the dance floor exploring a variety of conscious dance modalities.