Gabriel Faatau’uu-Satiu is of Sāmoan descent, first generation born and raised from Aotearoa, New Zealand.
He is a Creative Arts graduate (majoring in Creative Writing) and specialised in writing script for both screen and stage. He has written works with South Pacific Pictures, Maori Television, Whitebait Media and 7 Productions. He most recently wrote a digital web series targeted to a younger audience to learn gagana Sāmoa (the Sāmoan language) and is currently supporting four Pasifika writers to develop works which have been commissioned by Screen Australia.
He considers himself a tusitala (teller of tales) and doesn’t limit any of his storytelling to only writing script. Gabriel is now in the final stages of publishing his children’s book, writing articles for The Guardian and most recently directed an experimental film with an all Sāmoan cast/crew which is currently in post-production.
When not creating, he teaches creative writing (in partnership with Campbelltown City Council and library) and works for an international-based organisation teaching reading and writing. Through both programs, Gabriel works directly with youth across south-west, west and north-west Sydney ranging in age from as young as 2 and a half to 18.
Although Gabriel’s works focus predominantly on Sāmoan culture, he aims to use all his skills as a tusitala to serve, preserve and diversify all Pasifika cultures.