DIRECTING REEL (2020)

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Select works from:

VOODOO MACBETH - Feature Film - 2020
THE BALL METHOD - Sloan Short Film - 2020
REDBIRD - USC Short Film - 2019
BREACH - USC Short Film - 2019
GRAYSON - USC Short Film - 2018
IFE - USC Short Film - 2017
633NM - Short Experimental Film - 2016
HITTING ON THE BREAK - Short Experimental Film - 2015
JENNY - Short Film - 2015

 

EDITING REEL (2020)

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ADIDAS STELLA MCCARTNEY - Commercial
EQUINOX IMPOSSIBLE HAPPENS II - Commercial
EQUINOX BAND BURN - Commercial
YOU ARE HERE - Feature Film - COURAGEOUS CONTENT
SAMIR - Feature Film - USC/WB
THE LIE GAME - USC Short Film
REDBIRD - USC Short Film
A PROPER BURIAL - USC Short Film
THE ACQUITTAL - Short Film
IFE - USC Short Film

 

BIO

Dagmawi Abebe (Dag) is an Ethiopian born-American Writer, Director, and Editor who immigrated to the United States at the age of 10 and grew up in Virginia. There, he attended the University of Virginia where he majored in physics and minored in film studies. His interest is in creating films that highlight unsung heroes and forgotten communities. After serving as a Lead Editor on the Warner Brothers sponsored feature film, "SAMIR," in 2018, Dag went on to co-direct the Warner Brothers sponsored film, "Voodoo Macbeth," a feature film currently in the festival circuit. His most recent short film, "The Ball Method," received the 2018 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Production Grant. It stars Kiersey Clemons ("Dope"), Wallace Langham ("CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"), and Kyle Secor ("Veronica Mars). It premiered at the 2020 Pan African Film Festival and went on to play at the Sarasota Film Festival, BronzeLens Film Festival, where it was nominated for Best Student Film, and received the Jury Award for the 2020 Directors Guild of America Student Film Awards. Currently, Dag is in pre-production on his first solo feature film tackling the subject of stigmatization of adolescent patients with HIV in his home country, Ethiopia. He graduated from the University of Southern California Film and TV Production MFA Program in May 2019. Dag currently resides in Los Angeles and is represented by David Baggelaar at GoodFear Film + Management.

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