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Gabriella Pinto

1st Lang: English (fluent)     2nd Lang: Afrikaans (conversational)     
Eyes: Hazel     Hair: Dark brown     Height: 1.57     

AWARDS

2014 Best Supporting actress for Thread, silent film

2014 Fleur Du Cap nomination for Best New Director

2012 Scribe Scriptwriting competition

2011  Ruth Peffers Prize for most promising student, UCT
           Mavis Taylor theatre-making award, UCT
2010  Movement Class Medal, UCT
            Contemporary Performance Class Medal, UCT
            Humanities Scholarship, UCT
2009   Making Theatre Meaning Class Medal, UCT
2007   Humanities Scholarship, UCT
            Most Outstanding Student, Waterfront Theatre School
            Austen Le Roux Drama Cup, Rustenburg High School for Girls
2007   to 2010  Dean’s Merit List
2006   Most Outstanding Student, Waterfront Theatre School

 

Film Experience

Film Role Director / Production Company
EYE IN THE SKY Female Corporal dir. Gavin Hood , Raindog films Entertainment One
THREAD Annebelle dir, Diana Keam, Best Light Films
YOUNG LEONARDO Court Dancer Beryl Richards
THE DISTURBANCE Amy, lead Bounceboard Productions
THIS THAT AND THE OTHER Girl Nerd Jade Ables
A TRAIN Telephone Girl dir.Layla Swart, Film Maker
THE DISTANCE Sally, lead UCT Student Film
LOVE IN HARD TIMES Tina dir. Tebogo Mkhabela, F.I.L.M.

Television

Series Role Director / Production Company
JAMILLA and ALLADIN II Saadia dir. Catharine Cooke
BLACK SAILS Female Guest dir. Sam Miller, Starz Entertainment

Theatre Experience

Production Role Director / Venue
THIS IS A CHAIR Deidre dir.Caroline Calburn
VII UCT Girl Nerd & Chorus
SALOME Jewess and Dancer dir. Geoffery Hyland, UCT
AGAMEMNON Cassandra and Chorus dir. Geoffery Hyland, UCT
WOMAN IN MIND Lucy dir. Kim Shaw
A TRASHY TALE Cinderella dir.Kat ten Velthuis, RGHS House Play
SPRING AWAKENING Wendla dir. Stefan Pelser, RBHS School Play
FOUR NINE WEST Tandi dir. Delia Sainsbury, WFTS Production
THE LADY OF LARKSPUR LOTION Mrs Hardwicke Moore dir. Adrian Skelly, RGHS
X STACEY STACEY Stacey
ROMEO AND JULIET Lyn Woosley dir. Adrian Skelly, RGHS
BACKSTAGE BROADWAY Stella dir. Adrian Skelly, RGHS
LORD OF THE FLIES Child dir. Patricia Grady, WFTS Production
SUMMER HOLIDAY Flower Girl dir.Attie van Wyk, Artscape

Training / Experience

Institution Qualification
UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN BA Theatre and Performance with distinction
UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN Major in English Literature
WATERFRONT THEATRE SCHOOL student

Special Skills

ACCENTS
British RP, Cockney, Standard American, Russian, Bronx, Southern American, Russian.
SPORT
Yoga, Cycling.
MUSICAL
Singing (mezzo soprano).
OTHER
Code B Drivers Licence, Script writing, directing, radio presenting on Zone Radio.