Thespian Films is an Award-winning production company based in London, founded in 2014 by Francesco Gabriele.

Thespian Films has been created with the aim of emphasising the creative role of actors on set by realising narrative films, music videos and commercials with great performances, beautiful images and engaging stories to move, inspire and entertain.

Having built a roster of frequent collaborators and industry contacts over the years, Thespian Films is able to respond to any kind of needs: from low budgets to large scale projects.


Francesco Gabriele is an Award-winning Director based in London. He holds an MA in Film Directing from the London Film School and is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles. He also attended acting and directing courses at USC School of Cinematic Arts, UCLA Film School and LAMDA.

His recent feature, Blue Hollywood, entirely filmed between London and Los Angeles, premiered at the Regina International Film Festival & Awards (RIFFA) in Canada where it was awarded the Best International Feature Award. It had its UK Premiere at the BT Tower in London as the closing night film of the British Urban Film Festival and it was also screened in numerous festivals in Italy, Sweden, Bulgaria, China and the USA receiving mentions and awards.

His latest short film, Italian Miracle, played at over 40 festivals worldwide including the Oscar & BAFTA Qualifying LA-Shorts Fest and won, among other awards, the Jury Award-Best Short at the Stony Brook Film Festival in New York. It is currently distributed on Amazon Prime by Janson Media.

He is a member of Directors UK and he is currently developing a new feature project, Ghost Light, written by Award-winning writer Daniel Spurgeon and inspired by 80s Italian horror films.