Gabriel Pelletier studied Film Production at Montreal’s Concordia University and at the University of Southern California School of Cinema and Television in Los Angeles, where he received a Master’s degree. He started in the movie business directing video clips. He then moved on to directing TV series in Toronto as well as Montreal, working on programs such as War of the Worlds, Shadow of the Past and Meurtre en musique. In 1994-1995, he directed four episodes of Sirens, and one of New Moon, in 1997. After that, he directed the first five episodes of Réseaux, and in 1998-1999, two of The Adventures of Jules Verne.
Gabriel directed his first feature film, L’automne sauvage, in 1992, and then, demonstrating his great range, he shot the comic fantasy, Karmina (Public’s choice Award and Special Jury Award at Brussels’ Festival du film fantastique; eleven nomination at the 1997 Genie Awards, including Best film, Best direction and Best screenplay). In 1999, he directed La vie après l’amour (Public’s Choice Award at the 2000 Just for laughs festival, and Billet d’or at the Jutra Awards).
In year 2000, Gabriel joined forces with Nicole Robert and Jacques Langlois to create Go Films. He then went on to work on numerous projects, such as the film adaptation of Jean Lemieux’s novel On finit toujours par payer, in collaboration with screenwriter Marcel Beaulieu. In 2010, he directed the movie adaptation of the novel, under the title of La peur de l'eau (two awards at the Liège Festival du film policier: Best film and Best actor, for Pierre-François Legendre).
Gabriel is currently working on the film adaptation of Bob Girard’s novel Vaporetto 13, in collaboration with Producer Jacques Bonin.