As our climate becomes more erratic, harsh cold snaps are increasing across Mongolia. On the rural steppe, one farming family’s struggle to survive gets harder with every freezing ‘dzud.’ For another family, who have already left their land for the growing city, the fight to stay warm is also bitter – as they are forced to find work in mining and at a petrol station.
THE WOLVES ALWAYS COME AT NIGHT follows the overlapping lives of several Mongolian households as they struggle with these shifts between no- madic and urban life. The film will use observational documentary as well as artful hybrid moments to depict these deeply personal and immersive stories, while highlighting the impact of the defining global issue of our time: climate change.
Gabrielle Brady is a UK/ Australian filmmaker who is based in Berlin. Gabrielle makes cinematic hybrid documentary films, working in creative collaboration with film participants.
Gabrielle’s award- winning debut feature film ISLAND OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS (2019) has been shown in around 80 international film festivals and has a theatrical release in the US, UK, Germany and Australia. The film has won over 30 international awards including; Best Documentary at the Tribeca Film festival, Byens-Chagoll Award at Visions du Reel, Human Rights award at IDFA, Grand Jury prize at Mumbai film festival and Best documentary film Adelaide film festival. The film was nominated for an American Independent Spirit Award. It won five awards at the Australian independent film awards 2019, including the award for "best direction“.
Gabrielle has recently completed two short films, REMAIN and RIVER UNDAIN commissioned by the Art Gallery of NSW and the Australian centre of moving image.
Gabrielle has given masterclasses and workshops at international film festivals and film schools, exploring hybrid elements in documentary film, and performance in every day life.
Gabrielle studied Documentary Direction for three years at La Escuela Internacional de Cine (EICTV) in Cuba where she made several short films (BROKEN PANTS, MILAGRO, FALL). More recently Gabrielle has been invited to attend various international workshops including Berlinale Doc Station, Feature Expanded, Phillip Hoffman process cinema workshop and the SPACE program at the IDFA film festival.