Gabrielle Paciorek // Director
Gabrielle Paciorek is a commercial director specializing in product and VFX storytelling.




Hi. I’m Gabrielle Paciorek. I’m a director and cinematographer.

I shot my first short fillm at 15— stop motion on VHS. It was a disaster. Undeterred, I moved from Massachusetts to California to study graphic design and film production at San Diego State University. While in San Diego, I worked as a graphic designer at a small design firm. All the illustration and painting classes I took eventually paid off, and I got work as a storyboard artist on commercial projects.

As a documentary cinematographer, I’ve worked with cancer and open heart surgery patients, ER doctors and nurses, and stroke and brain tumor survivors to tell their stories of trauma, recovery, and hope at Sharp Hospital. My cinematography work for Sharp has me earned me four Emmy Awards.

On the commercial side, I’ve shot cars, VFX, actors underwater, ducks, mice, explosions, and more on projects for Aflac, Nissan, Dodge, Postal Annex, and SDG&E.

I've directed short films and web spots for Aflac at the GRAMMYs. I was accepted into the 2018 class of the Commercial Directors Diversity Program, a joint venture of the DGA and AICP.

I currently live in Los Angeles where I write music, brew beer, and tinker with lenses while on the lookout for my next project.