Gabriel Rhodes worked as a freelance documentary editor before returning to school to work towards his master's degree in documentary film and video from Stanford University. His edited work has screened in over forty film festivals around the world and has won prizes including Best Documentary at Sinking Creek and a Bronze Apple at the National Education Media Awards. His work has been nominated for a Regional Emmy Award and a Rockefeller Genius Grant Award.
For many teenagers band class is merely a diversion from scholarly pursuits. However, in gang-ridden South Central L.A. high school band can be a matter of survival. Trading Fours is the story of Fernando Pullum's inspiring high school jazz band program. In the past six years Pullum has managed to place 134 out of 135 of his students in college on scholarships.
16mm color film
Glass Elevator is a personal exploration into the effects of panic attacks. Through experimental techniques, the filmmaker attempts to convey the sense of fear and loss that panic attacks brought about in his life.
16mm black and white film
Strings is the story of a puppeteer at Children's Fairyland in Oakland, the nation's first amusement park for children.