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Director & DP: Gabe is the co-founder and creative director at SideXSide Studios and a 2017 IFP Documentary Lab Fellow. As a video journalist and filmmaker, Gabe has directed, shot and produced short films for media outlets including The Washington Post and The New York Times. His work has been recognized with more than a dozen awards including an Edward R. Murrow Award for his investigative film work, and several Emmys. 



fiona dawson

Co-director: Fiona is an LGBTQ advocate, Emmy®-nominated multimedia producer and IFP Documentary Lab Fellow. In 2015 Fiona was honored by The White House for her work as an LGBT Artist Champion of Change. She has served on the National Board of Directors of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and the Board of Directors for the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA). Fiona started the TransMilitary project in 2012 order to advocate for change through media.


jamie coughlin

Producer: Jamie is the co-founder and executive producer for SideXSide Studios and an IFP Documentary Lab Fellow. As a filmmaker and producer, Jamie has managed large budgets, won awards for her script writing, and planned dozens of production schedules. She is an Emmy-nominated journalist who cut her teeth as a producer covering stories from the streets of India to the halls of the White House, and as the supervising producer for USA Today Sports where she managed editorial and branded video content.