Movie of the week: One Thousand by Gabriel Fanelli

“One Thousand” by Gabriel Fanelli is a riveting film of a teenager who tries to find closure for the death of his friend, but a stubborn thrift shop owner stands in his way.

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The story delves into a character that confronts his sorrow over a friend’s death. The protagonist takes great lengths to find a camera containing his friend’s last memories, displaying a tremendous amount of grit and sacrifice in order to finish what his friend couldn’t.

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Friend’s Mother:  “He must not have had time to develop them, and they’re probably still in the camera, and it went with the rest of his stuff”

Protagonist: “Do you know where it ended up?”

Friend’s Mother: “No…”

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Gabriel reflected on his experience in the Narrative Lab, “My time in the Narrative lab has been an invaluable experience. From refining my storytelling to experiencing what it’s like on a set, these are things that will stick with me for a very long time.”


Reel Works presents “Movie of the Week” to showcase the exemplary films made by our young filmmakers. If you’d like to get early access to the Lab films, join us on Patreon where you can support the film careers of emerging media professionals like Gabriel!


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