Gabriel Nyirijuru joined MASS in September 2020 as a Filmmaker. He is currently documenting the progress of the Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund along with several other projects. Gabriel spent the last four years as a freelancer engaging with the Rwandan film industry as a videographer, editor, and photographer. Gabriel received his COC in Filmmaking from Kigali film and television school, and his Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying from the University of Rwanda, College of Science and Technology. He has worked for a number of companies and individuals including the S/H Industries, EDUCAP, and The Groundtruth Project. His experience has allowed him to gain technical skills behind the camera and develop cinematographic techniques to produce compelling stories.
As a Rwandan native, Gabriel has been an active participant in his country’s media outreach, working on documentaries, advertisements, wedding videos and promotional videos. Gabriel is well-versed in cultural content works and brings knowledge and expertise to our team. He hopes to continue harnessing the powerful narratives of his community and the continent at large.
Gabriel believes that film being the most advanced form of art so far created by man as it not only involves images but also includes sound and movement is the perfect medium of communication to all people from all sorts of backgrounds; from highly educated to illiterate, poor or less privileged but most importantly and notably to the youth that makes up more than 18% of the global population.
In 2022, Gabriel participated in a 7-week online Jackson Wild editing masterclass with Candice Odgers.