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Danny Abel

Editor, Good Motorist
Los Angeles, CA US
Available for Freelance
Open To Virtual Coffee
Documentary director and editor based in Echo Park, Los Angeles.


Danny Abel is a director, writer and editor based in Echo Park, Los Angeles. His most recent film, The King of North Sudan, was produced by Rough House Pictures (Danny McBride, David Gordon Green, Jody Hill, Adam Bhala Lough) and is being distributed by Gravitas Ventures and Espresso Films International. Prior to that I directed the award winning documentary series New Beginnings for OnePlus, which premiered on Amazon Prime. I won a Webby for best long-form branded content for my film Electric, which was produced by VICE and Smirnoff. I've also worked extensively in the non-profit space, with organizations such as Dalberg and the the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. On the editing side, I just finished the feature documentary blur: To The End, directed by Toby L., which premiered at the Sheffield Documentary Festival and is being distributed by Altitude Films. Before that I cut Liam Gallagher: Knebworth '22, which premiered in cinemas worldwide and on Paramount+. I work in the short form space with wide selection of organizations and brands. Before turning to documentaries, I was a writer and had two true crime scripts produced at A&E. To see all my work in one place, check out my website. And feel free to reach out anytime even if it's just to chat.