Amman Abbasi

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Amman Abbasi is a Pakistani-American writer-director, editor, and composer from Little Rock, Arkansas. Filmmaker Magazine listed him among the 25 New Faces of Independent Film in 2016. His film Dayveon premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and was an Official Selection of the 2017 Berlin Film Festival. Prior to narrative films, Abbasi had worked in documentary for several years, traveling the world and discovering undocumented stories. In 2011, while working with the Renaud Brothers, Abbasi traveled to Haiti to cover the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake for The New York Times for a documentary piece, which went on to win the prestigious duPont Award. Abbasi also worked as an editor on Last Chance High in 2015, which received an Emmy nomination for outstanding editing. He has also worked for acclaimed filmmaker David Gordon Green as director’s assistant on Manglehorn and Our Brand is Crisis. As a music composer, Abbasi’s music compositions have appeared in several commercials, films, and documentaries. In 2008, he and his brother’s debut album, “Something Like Nostalgia,” topped the charts in Japan.