Gabil was born in Azerbaijan. He moved to US after high-school and after completing his bachelor’s degree he got accepted into USC Graduate Film program. There he worked on dozens of short films and wrote and directed a few of his own. He won Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Production Grant and Panavision Young Filmmaker Grant for a short script Visible Proof which he also directed. Visible Proof got accepted to Palm Springs Shortfest, Sedona International, Talahasse and Hollyshorts Film Festivals.