Gabriel Faatau’uu-Satiu is a proud Sāmoan storyteller from western Sydney who has graduated with a Bachelor of Creative Arts, a Masters in Creative Practice underpinned with film school. His writing is spread across multiple mediums including TV, stage, screen, print and digital. His unique and creative voice meets at the intersection of narrative storytelling and experimental art and expression. A few of his credits include Breaking Bread, an anthology series he wrote which weaves traditional Pasifika modes of storytelling with contemporary screen arts storytelling. He directed Untitled: A Life In The Day Of…, with an all Sāmoan cast/crew and wrote the scripts to an 8x part digital series, The Kokos, for the Pasifika Education Centre for children to learn the basics of Sāmoan language. He is a member of the Black Friars Theatre Company and is the founder/creative director of his own independent production company, Satiu Studios – one of few Pasifika-led organisations in Australia that is dedicated to amplifying Pasifika stories across all mediums.
In 2022, he completed an artist residency with the Parramatta Artist Studios and the Writing and Society Research Centre at Western Sydney University where he wrote the first draft of a full length theatre play – using stories inspired by a core team of First Nations and Pasifika creatives/communities from western Sydney. In late 2022, Gabriel launched a children’s book that was published titled, Where I’m From, a love letter dedicated to his nephews and nieces (of mixed Pacific heritage) to remind them about where they come from.
In early 2023 Gabriel featured in the Provocations line-up at Sydney Writers Festival. Recently, he completed a maternity cover as the Program Coordinator in Cinema and Digital at Riverside Theatres through the City of Parramatta, but has stayed on part time within the team to focus on community engagement and audience development, the delivery of smaller events, all while offering admin support to his colleagues. A major project he is working on includes co-writing a feature film, part of Co-curious’s unique program, In The Room, an initiative following the very successful anthology film, Here Out West, and is being commissioned by Powerhouse Museum Parramatta. He is in post-production of Klub Village (behind the show), an extension of Sydney World Pride’s live show of Klub Village, curated by Rupaul’s Drag Race Down Under runner-up, Kween Kong and Sela Vai – both of Pacific heritage as well as working through a few independent works in his slate.