Private Project

You're Happy

A look at a woman's role perceived by society throughout the 1900s cinema, utilizing Prelinger found footage from the Prelinger archives.

  • Gaby Almeida
  • Gaby Almeida
  • Gaby Almeida
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 19 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 28, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Tampa
Director Biography - Gaby Almeida

Gaby Almeida was born on June 21, 2000 in Brandon, FL USA as Gabriella Michele Almeida. She is of Mexican, Peruvian, and German descent. Almeida began her pursuit of the arts and entertainment as a young child in school theater. She attended a performing arts school and trained in theatre. However, her interest in film sparked as well at this young age. When she approached her late teen years, she acted in her first film project and decided to pursue work in the film industry.

Almeida continued her work acting in several short films over the next year, and ultimately decided to pursue further education in Film & Media Arts after her work as an Assistant Director. From there, she minored in Film & Media Arts at the University of Tampa and has consistently worked on a multitude of film projects since. She has worked as an Assistant Director, Art Director, Director, and Producer.

She hopes to continue her work in the film and media industry, both on screen and off screen as her career progress into the future. Almeida aspires to continue her work as an Actress, but work as a Producer and Unit Production Manager as well.

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Director Statement

Almeida has taken a look into the role and perception of females and the male gaze in the early days of black and white, 16mm film utilizing the Prelinger archives of found footage. Almeida has always been fascinated by gender roles and dynamics throughout history and film, and was curious to explore this more through footage archives.