Ian Abell

  • Production Coordinator, PA
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Nov 09, 2018
Full time 1st Assistant Director 2nd Assistant Director Production Assistant Production Coordinator

Personal Summary

Experienced entertainment industry professional with a demonstrated history of hard work, insightful planning, attention to detail, and managing department accounts.

Skilled in Film Production, Time Management, Creative Leadership, Google Programs, Microsoft Office 365, and Adobe Creative Suite. Reliable worker with degrees in Film & Media Arts and English Literature from Temple University.

Work Experience

Office PA
Oct 2018 - Oct 2018 Left Productions

Worked with production team on prep, production, and wrap days for TV/web commercial. Assembled Dropbox file structure, tracked employment paperwork for 30+ talent and crew, and organized payroll and invoices. Submitted production supply orders and performed runs to vendors, including art department and craft services orders.

Unit Production Manager
Jun 2018 - Aug 2018 Hummingbird (Chops Films)

Collaborated with producer team and award-winning writer/director during independent film pre-production and production in Los Angeles. Scheduled equipment rentals and returns via rental houses and ShareGrid and BorrowLenses platforms, as well as coordinated with vendors, locations, cast, and crew. Supervised set PAs, oversaw company moves between locations, and managed day-to-day set duties with AD and producer team.

Operations Manager
Sep 2018 - Oct 2018 Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival

Assisted with launching “Immersive,” DTLAFF’s inaugural 5-day curated showcase of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Location-Based Hyper Reality experiences. Managed Oculus and Samsung VR headsets, digital and print content, festival supplies, and a crew of 12 volunteers at the historic Hotel Figueroa and King Edward Hotel. Coordinated with festival directors on logistics, such as securing insurance and equipment, importing exhibitions by foreign artists, and daily event execution.


Film & Media Arts, English
Aug 2011 - May 2015 Temple University