Graduate Student Profile

Gabriel Duran

Gabriel Duran


Student Bio

I'm 34 and proud to be Mexican American.  I was born In Wichita Falls TX and moved to DFW in 2004.  I started my college career as a business major but found my niche in film and video soon after. After grad school I plan to teach film/video and expand my small business in video production.

Artist Statement

I want to breathe new life into the underrepresented Chicano experience and bring the audience closer to me through my stories. I desire to use storytelling as a tool to bring the audience into my world, a world that mainstream media ignores, or when it does "shed-light" on it, it's done from a stereotypical outsiders point of view. Debunking those stereotypes and connecting with people emotionally is the reason I make films.