Samu Gabor

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Born (2002-10-09) October 9, 2002 (age 21)
Budapest, Hungary
Alma materSarah Lawrence college
  • Film director
  • Documentary filmmaker
  • Creative director

Samu Gabor (born October 9, 2002)[1] is a Hungarian-born film director, writer and producer. His films explore stories in the intersection of politics, migration, and racial justice.[2] He currently attends Sarah Lawrence College in New York City.

Gabor started his own production company, GSTFilmstudio, in 2013 to produce, direct, write a variety of commercial, documentary, fiction, and non-fiction short films collaborating with a wide range of handpicked creative teams across continents.[3] His goal with filmmaking is to share stories not only to entertain, but also to start conversations.[4]

Early life

Gabor was born on October 9, 2002, in Budapest, Hungary. He and his family left Hungary in 2016 and moved to Berlin, Germany[5]


Gabor started making films at the age of 9.[6] In 2018 he directed After the Boat a film about integration of migrants in Berlin.[7] In 2019 he wrote and directed an Amazon Prime short called True Colors of Society that touched on racial issues.[8] Gabor also shot and edited the Cleveland International Film Festival nominated short, Relevé.[9] In 2021 his documentary, Hammers of Peace, won the Grand Prize at Barrymore Film Center's short film festival.[10] The film also won best documentary film at the Ithaca Short Film Festival.[11] Hammers of Peace is now available[12] on IndiePix Films Unlimited.[13] The film features talking heads and has received critical acclaim.[14]


  1. "Samu Gabor". IMDb. Retrieved 2021-11-24.
  2. Olson, Chris (2021-11-24). "Filmmaker Interview with Samu Gabor". UK Film Review. Retrieved 2021-12-10.
  3. "Home Page of GSTFilmstudio". GSTFilmstudio. November 30, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. Chris, Olsen (24 November 2021). "Filmmaker Interview with Samu Gabor". UK Film Review.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. Zrt, HVG Kiadó (2016-04-06). "Elköltözik az országból, cégéből is kiszáll az ismert magyar reklámfőnök". (in magyar). Retrieved 2021-11-30.
  6. Olson, Chris (2021-11-24). "Filmmaker Interview with Samu Gabor". UK Film Review. Retrieved 2021-11-24.
  7. Redaktion, von funky (2018-11-23). "Jung und engagiert: „Es war für mich Zauberwerk"". funky (in Deutsch). Retrieved 2021-11-24.
  8. Julia, Sauer (30 September 2019). "True Colors of Society".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. "Relevé - Cleveland International Film Festival :: March 30 - April 10, 2022". Retrieved 2021-12-01.
  10. Sarah Lawrence, College (October 22, 2021). "Documentary by Samu Gabor '24 Wins Multiple Awards, Will Stream on IndiePix". Sarah Lawrence College.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. "Ithaca Short Film Festival". FilmFreeway. Retrieved 2021-12-10.
  12. " Spend less. Smile more". Retrieved 2021-11-30.
  13. Chris, Olson (November 24, 2021). "Filmmaker Interview with Samu Gabor". Uk Film Review.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  14. "Hammers of Peace (2021) short film review - Movie News, Movie Trailers, Film Reviews, Short Film Reviews & More | Screen Critix". Retrieved 2021-12-07.

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