In 2018, Gabriel completed a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Creative Writing) at the Manukau Institute of Technology in New Zealand. After his first year of study, he had already storylined the TV show, Tongue Tied, with Maori Television and was a regular storyliner for the TV show Shortland Street with South Pacific Pictures.
Gabriel is an active member of the Black Friars Theatre Company, joining in 2017 as part of their ‘southside rise’ trilogy/movement working with 80 students across eight South Auckland high schools.
Gabriel is part of their media team and has progressed as a mentor and writer for the company. Gabriel has contributed as a writer (as part of the southside rise movement) with the following shows, Heads Held High (2018) and Revolution (2019) having now worked with a combined 200+ students from 14 high schools.
Gabriel has written theatre criticism for TheatreScenes and Theatreview. He is particularly passionate about Pasifika storytelling and working with youth. He likes to think of himself as a jack-of-all-trades.
Having recently moved to Sydney, Gabriel is currently teaching Creative Writing classes for youth in the Campbelltown district and is further developing his scripts to produce/direct his own films and theatre productions. He is also in the process of self-publishing a series of children’s books while writing reviews for TheatreTravel.