Gabriel Athanasiou was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. He studied film at the School of Film Studies in Thessaloniki. He has directed a number of music videos in collaboration with Greek artists, in addition to commercials, live events, and short films. His first short film "A Matter of Time" (2013) was Nominated for the Best Young Talent Award at the International Short Film Festival of Naousa, his second film Rose (2013) earned him the People's Choice Award in the same Festival. His first international work Kim (2017) was completed as a part of a film workshop in Latvia collaborating with people from Germany, Latvia, and Greece.