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. His first feature Less, follows and idealistic and troubled 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 both shot and acted in Amber Sealey’s narrative feature How To Cheat which premiered at the LA Film Festival where it 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 Nepalese Environmental Activist.”
In 2016 he co-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 where he helps tell stories about some of the world’s most inspiring changemakers, activists, and artists.
In his spare time he’s often exploring a variety of dance modalities.