- M.F.A., Cinema and Television Production, University of Southern California
- B.S., Biology, California State University, Fresno
Assistant Professor of Entertainment Producing
"Producers make movies happen!" Abel is an independent film producer, director, and writer. He won the Academy's 2011 Nicholl Fellowship. He has produced two features with two more in development. Abel worked on Clint Eastwood’s Gran Torino as a voice actor, an assistant to casting, and as a 2nd unit on the documentary. He is passionate about including students on his sets, mentoring them in their faith and into accomplished storytellers who know how to market to an audience. MFA USC, BS CSUF.