Gabriel Chamoun: the Lib­eral Dreamer

Take a glimpse into the mind and heart of Gabriel Chamoun, the driv­ing force be­hind Talkies Pro­duc­tion.

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What gets you up in the morn­ing?

Am­ber, my two and a half year old daugh­ter or a new chal­lenge.

What do you en­joy most about your job?

No rou­tine ever!

Who do you ul­ti­mately want to be­come?

A pro­ducer of au­dio­vi­sual con­tent who can trig­ger so­cial and po­lit­i­cal change.

What’s your motto in life?

Keep try­ing.

What keeps you up at night?

Not much, I sleep like a baby.

What is the gad­get you can­not live with­out?

My ipad, when myt wo-year old daugh­ter al­lows me to use it.

What busi­ness tip would you give the new­bies?

Go into real es­tate! There will al­ways be a need for hous­ing or com­mer­cial space, and as­sets in­crease in value more often than not.

What is your idea of per­fect hap­pi­ness?

Lov­ing and be­ing loved.

Where can we find you on a Fri­day night?

Hav­ing a drink with good friends.

What would you do if you won the lot­tery?

Use the money to pro­duce a wor­thy film. Prob­a­bly a bi­og­ra­phy/fic­tion about Camille Chamoun’s ex­cit­ing life.

What would you like to be do­ing five years from now?

Pro­duc­ing com­pelling con­tent with in­ter­na­tional ap­peal.

If you could be any­where in the world right now, where would you be?

Switzer­land.

What can we find on your phone?

Fam­ily pic­tures!

What qual­ity do you most look up to in a woman?

A woman should be car­ing first!

What qual­ity do you most look up to in a friend?

Loy­alty.

Who would you like to sit next to on a seven-hour flight?

Car­los Ghosn.

If you could live for one day the life of an­other per­son, who would it be?

Steven Spiel­berg.

If you were to be rein­car­nated, what would you like to come back as?

An ea­gle fly­ing high... At least ea­gles avoid traffic!

If you were to change pro­fes­sion, what would you choose to do?

Ei­ther a rally driver for the ex­cite­ment, or a doc­tor; be­cause if you’re go­ing to spend your life stress­ing doc­tor; be­cause if you’re go­ing to spend your life stress­ing out, you might as well be sav­ing lives.

What’s the last movie you saw?

La La Land, beau­ti­ful pro­duc­tion and act­ing, lame story.

What is the one thing you wish you have de­signed?

The orig­i­nal 1970 Range Rover.

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