A native of Greenwich, Connecticut, Gigi Gaston, aside from being a seasoned writer, was also the youngest rider ever to win an Olympic competition when she won the Washington International Horse Show in 1976. Between riding competitions, Gaston completed her first screenplay, “Like a Lady,” in 1995. The screenplay was first optioned by Drew Barrymore and Miramax and most recently optioned by Garry Marshall. Since then, Gaston has sold several of her screenplays to major studios, including Mockingbird, The Island of the Blue Dolphins, and Madame Lupescu.
Gaston marked her directorial debut with THE CREAM WILL RISE. Since the film’s premiere on the Sundance Channel in September 2000, Gaston made her first feature narrative film with “Beyond The City Limits,” a dramatic caper film with comic overtones starring Nastassja Kinski, Alyson Hannigan, and Sophie B. Hawkins in her acting debut. Currently, Gaston is writing an untitled Female Bull Riders Script for USA Films.