Director and Cinematographer Gabe Dinsmoor is a dedicated Baltimore storyteller. As a freelance video journalist, he captured the 2015 Baltimore Uprising along with other protests against police brutality. This led him to working as a cinematographer and Associate Producer on Baltimore Rising (2017 HBO). Dinsmoor is committed to telling stories around social justice and making a difference locally by showing Baltimore through a different lens than is portrayed by the media.
Official Selection of Palm Springs International Shortfest, Maryland Film Festival, Bethesda Film Festival, New York City Independent Film Festival, and Salem Film Festival. Awarded Best Short Film at New York City Independent Film Festival 2019.
“This short gives background into how this movement started and shows how it’s became a source of respite from the violence for all of its participants. We see Bridgeford sharing her soul with her city and utilizing the healing energy of public grief and community mediation.”
-Nia Hampton, BmoreArt Magazine
The clear crowd favorite, however, was Gabe Dinsmoor’s “Sage,” a visit with the indomitable Erricka Bridgeford, organizer of the Ceasefire movement. Over and over again in the 20-minute film, Bridgeford pleads with whoever will listen to take pride in their city, as if her force of will alone could keep Baltimoreans from killing one another in record numbers. When the film finished, the packed Parkway audience broke into loud and sustained applause.
-By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun