Gabriel A. Tolliver is a 2009-2010 veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) where he served with distinction as a US Army video journalist. While deployed to Afghanistan, Gabriel wrote and published a daily meditation book; Embrace The Suck: 366 Days of courage, strength, inspiration, wisdom and hope-featuring quotes from notable people past and present to help one through the challenges of military deployment and life itself. Prior to joining the Army, Gabriel was a Fort Greene, Brooklyn based freelancer who’s past work includes MTV(most notably YO! MTV RAPS), VH1, Elektra Records, Russell Simmons/Stan Lathan Entertainment Group, National Black Programming Consortium, CURRENT TV and Sesame Street. Gabriel discovered the TV Writers Studio upon his return to his beloved Brooklyn from the Army. The TVWS was instrumental in honing Gabriel’ love of storytelling and content creation which led to his membership in the Writers Guild of America for his digital web series MONDO BLACK. In addition, he is the 2012 WInner of Best Horror Screenplay, Terror Film Festival. Gabriel recently directed and co-wrote with his wife Jackie, the crime caper short film “Fleecing Led Zeppelin” due out in early 2014 and the web series BLACK CAB DIARIES- a re-imagined “Taxi Driver” set in Brooklyn. Gabriel’s passion is creating content/programming across media platforms and diverse worlds as a self described, “creativemothership”.