About

portret3I am Gabriel Bauer, a filmmaker living and working in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. My love of film making and a good story have nurtured in me the desire to both entertain and inspire others.

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” – Albert Einstein

After graduating from the Utrecht School of Arts with a Master’s Degree in Video and Television, I went on to co-found Whisper Media, a company dedicated to directing and editing commercials, short films and corporate documentaries, as well as seeking out innovative ways for clients to engage their audience. A few years later I co-founded the all-round service multimedia production company, Xolo Media, which also served as an advertising agency focusing mainly on user-generated online media and viral content marketing. Using this position on the frontier of online media distribution allowed me to experiment with online television formats, user-generated media concepts and viral commercials. Now as a freelance director and editor, I enjoy working on film productions of all kinds that I can sink my heart in to. My passion for storytelling and inspiring an audience plays a leading role and I notice that most projects I do now are driven more and more by purpose and my love for filmmaking.

My short film BISCUITS (2011) premiered at the Dutch Film Festival and in 2012. FLIRT was finalist in the Green Film Making Competition, shortlisted best comedy at the Smalls Festival and won best film of the month at the ShortCutz Film Festival. DRAG JUNKY (2013) also won best film of the month at the ShortCutz.

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Filmografie

2016: Except Integrated Sustainability – 12min Documentary – Director/ Editor/ Producer
2015: Gunz For Hire “No Mercy” – Director/ Editor
2014: Reputation Men – Director/ Editor
2013- 2014: Home Sweet Home, 8 Episodes Drama Webseries – Director/ Editor
2013: Drag Junky, korte film 6 min. – Director/ Editor
2012: Flirt, korte film 7 min. – Director/ Editor
2012: Ik Wil Je, speelfilm 52 min. – Editor
2011: Biscuits, korte film 4 min. – Director/ Editor
2009: Grlz & Boyz, crossmediale pilot drama serie KRO– Director
2006: Joods Historisch Museum, 6 korte films Frans Weiss – Editor
2004: Passage, korte film 13 min – Editor
1999: Losing Face, korte film 28 min – Producer, Writer, Director

TV Commercials

2016: Albert Heijn “Lente Dagen” – Co-Director
2016: Heineken “Straat Interviews” – Co-Director
2015: Cinekid Festival 2015 – Director/ Editor
2015: Albert Heijn “Restaurants met Korting” – Director/ Editor
2014: Onefit, TV commercial – Director
2009: MTV Extreem, TV Commercial – Director
2007: Mazda, TV Commercial – Editor
2006: Your Gift, Commercial – Director & Editor
2005: Katja Drop, Commercial – Director & Editor
2003: Yorin FM “DJ”, TV Commercial – Director & Editor
2003: Yorin FM “frequenties”, TV Commercial -Director & Editor

Internet

2016: 17 Doelen die je deelt (17 films) – Editor/ Co Director
2016: Q-music/ McDonalds Onbijtbrigade – Director
2016: Persgroep Viral – Director/ Editor
2016: Q-music Fietskaraoke – Director
2016: Fantasy Island Promo – Director/ Editor
2016: Iris One Promo – Director/ Editor/ Producer
2015: Triggre – Director/ Editor
2015: Hoom – Director/ Editor
2015: Dabbawalla – Director/ Editor
2014: Oxfam Novib – – Director/ Editor
2014: Ben & Jerry’s Greekshow – Director
2013: AH Allerhande Kids, kook programma – Director/ Editor
2012: Passion of Driek, African Tourism, Viral Commercial– Director
2011: Justin Alexander, promo film –Creative Editor
2010: Justin Alexander, promo film –Creative Editor
2008: Clini Clowns, Online TV Show – Script & Director
2008: Balmain Hair, Mood Film/ Director & Editor
2007: Safe & White, Viral Commercial UK – Concept & Director
2007: Mikrogids, viral commercials – Director
2006: Telfort “Bonte Bodes”, Viral Commercial – Director & Editor

Music Video

2013: Welkom Thuis, Music Video Axel Lukkien – Director/ Editor
2011: Ik zou niet weten hoe, Music Video Jennifer Cooke – Director/Producer
2012: Anything, Gianna Tam, Music Video – Director/ Editor
2010: Ik mis je, Music Video Axel Lukkien – Director
2010: Till tonight, Music Video Laidback Luke – Director
2010: Volendam the Musical, Promo Music Video – Director

Corporate

2016: Rabobank Interactive Film – Director/ Editor/ Co Producer
2013: Douwe Egberts, Moodfilms – Director/ Editor
2013: Intratuin Thema Journaal – Director/ Editor
2012: Heineken Lunch&Learn, Teaser film Global Marketing – Director
2012: Heineken, Corporate Mood Film – Director/ Editor
2012: Schiphol Airport, Instruction Video – Director/ Editor
2011: Schiphol “See You Tomorrow”, Branding Film Schiphol – Director
2008: TNT “Jack Monroe”, Film Trailer-infomercial – Director & Editor
2007: Nike, mood video – Creative Editor
2003: Adidas “Impossible is Nothing”, Mood video – Creative Editor