Anthony Cabral

Anthony Cabral

ACE Films
Assistant Director, Director, Producer of Marketing & Distribution, Producer and Actor

Chicago, Illinois

Member Since:
February 2013
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About Anthony

DGA First Assistant Director with experience on over three dozen features, most as an assistant director.


  • Game Day

    Game Day (2016)
    Film by John Susman (Comedy and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director GAME DAY is a dramedy about Ricki, a self-centered, female tech entrepreneur who must bounce back from the collapse of her tech start-up and personal life. After being hired by a new company, she discovers that to work her way up from the bottom, she must prove herself as a team player both in the company's hallways and on their all-male basketball team. Practicing to save her job, she meets Lucas, a street-wise, basketball-savvy, high school kid, who reluctantly agrees to coach her to become a "player," an experience that ultimately transforms each other's life.

  • The Hollow

    The Hollow (2016)
    Film by Miles Doleac (Mystery) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Producer When a U.S. congressman's daughter passing through a small town in Mississippi dies in a mysterious triple homicide, a team of F.B.I. agents descends to investigate, the team's brilliant but jaded lead agent battling demons both past and present, as his beautiful, tough-as-nails partner tries to hold him and the case together. They find a struggling and corrupt sheriff's department, a shadowy and much-feared figure, who seems to be pulling all of the town's strings from his mansion on the edge of town and a local victim with a strange connection to a number of the town's most prominent figures. Written by Miles Doleac

  • The Importance of Doubting Tom

    The Importance of Doubting Tom (2016)
    Film by Vanessa Roman (Romance) Producer

  • High on the Hog

    High on the Hog (2015)
    Film by Tony Wash (Action, Crime, Drama and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Actor Big Daddy's farm-grown weed is the best in North America... which is why federal Agent Dick will stop at nothing to put Big Daddy and his adopted family - former women of the street Laura, Lola, and Lenore - out of business. With this trio of lovely ladies, his trusted mute farmhand Jimmy, and the good folks of the small town he calls home, Big Daddy will fight to the end - to protect the land and the people he loves. Written by mrliteral

  • Using

    Using (2015)
    Film by Thomas Anthony Quinn (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department, Production manager USING is a feature length drama about loving deception and a father's desperate fight to save his only daughter from self-destruction... See full synopsis »

  • Broke Juke

    Broke Juke (2014)
    Film (short) by ACE Films / Little Bug Films Director / Producer

  • B-Roll

    B-Roll (2014)
    Film by Ike Films First Assistant Director

  • Consumed

    Consumed (2014)
    Film by Wein Films First Assistant Director

  • Thrill Ride

    Thrill Ride (2014)
    Film by Mason's Movies Productions First Assistant Director

  • Race You to Russia

    Race You to Russia (2014)
    Film (short) by Luke Boyce (Family) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

  • Haunting of Cellblock 11

    Haunting of Cellblock 11 (2014)
    Film by Andrew P. Jones (Horror and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A group of ghost hunters must up their game to compete in the competitive world of paranormal TV shows, leading them to a truly haunted prison with a grisly past that proves to be more than they bargained for.

  • The Drunk

    The Drunk (2014)
    Film by William Tanoos (Drama and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Sound department When Joe Debs, the hard-drinking grandson of legendary labor leader and founder of the Socialist Party in America, Eugene V. Debs, gets arrested for drunk driving, he chalks it up to just another casualty in his long and illustrious drinking career. But as he soon discovers that the corrupt prosecuting attorney is trying to put him in jail for political reasons, Joe decides to run against him for the Democratic nomination for governor. During the tumultuous campaign, Joe discovers the trials and tribulations of politics, building a great appreciation for his grandfather's legacy, but an even greater understanding of himself. Written by Anonymous

  • Bad Johnson

    Bad Johnson (2014)
    Film by Huck Botko (Comedy and Fantasy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Actor A charismatic womanizer receives his comeuppance after his penis mysteriously leaves his body and takes human form.

  • The Muck

    The Muck (2014)
    Film (short) by Tony Wash (Horror) Miscellaneous Crew Laverne arrives home and decides to relax in the bathtub. She strips down, settles into the tub, and closes her eyes. Serenity at last - or so she thought. The Muck will leave you never wanting to take a bath again.

  • Morningside Drive

    Morningside Drive (2014)
    Film by Ryan H. Jackson (Comedy) Producer

  • Spirit Tree

    Spirit Tree (2014)
    Film by Ryan Gregory (Drama) Producer A psychological drama of reincarnation. What happens when the only reason you breathe is no longer breathing? How do you live in a form you don't belong in? Melissa was perfect, she still is, in every meaning of the word.

  • The Historian

    The Historian (2013)
    Film by Historia Films First Assistant Director / Associate Producer

  • The Origins of Wit and Humor

    The Origins of Wit and Humor (2013)
    Film by Dimestore Films / Shatterglass Studios First Assistant Director

  • The Bloodfest Club

    The Bloodfest Club (2013)
    Film (short) by Oscar Madrid (Comedy and Horror) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director An addled-but-good-hearted high school janitor confronts the face of evil on graduation night.

  • She Loves Me Not

    She Loves Me Not (2013)
    Film by Jack Sanderson (Comedy, Drama, Romance and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A reclusive novelist struggles to find romance and meaning in his life despite disastrous and comedic circumstances.

  • Even and Odd

    Even and Odd (2013)
    Film (short) by Luke Boyce (Fantasy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Ivy and her dog Idris are invited into a parallel world by her unconscious self to help finish a quest.

  • Solitaire

    Solitaire (2013)
    Film (short) by Eric Cloughley (Romance) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Producer

  • Shadow People

    Shadow People (2013)
    Film by Matthew Arnold (Horror and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A radio talk show host unravels a conspiracy about encounters with mysterious beings known as The Shadow People and their role in the unexplained deaths of several hundred victims in the 1980s.

  • Failures

    Failures (2013)
    Television (Comedy) Director Meet Josh, the sheltered home schooled kid ready to try it; Reggie, the Mr. Know-it-all, who doesn't have a clue,"ideas" man; Dustin, a guy who never saw a day of high school, burn-out lush; and Vic, the guy with all the connections that holds the group together. These guys are determined to take the easy road, make a quick buck, and stir up chaos providing comic relief along the way. From breaking and entering, pan handling, sperm donating, to even dog napping, these colorful characters will stop at nothing for a quick way to fame and fortune. The only problem is that these guys are absolute idiots and their only destiny is Failure itself. The first season of "Failures" will take you on a wild ride, within the clever, beautifully twisted mind of creator Grant Hulett, and into the world of where if there is a way to make money, these guys will try it. Written by Anonymous

  • Fatal Call

    Fatal Call (2012)
    Film by Jack Snyder (Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Leaving his small-town roots to start a new life, Mitch meets the beautiful and seductive Amy at a happy hour and begins a tantalizing romance. Before long, Mitch learns that nothing is as it appears and, unable to trust anyone, finds himself on a nightmarish roller coaster ride, accused of murder and running from the law and a mysterious stranger out to kill him. Surviving by quick thinking and his wits, Mitch must confront both his past and present and find a solution before time runs out! Written by Anonymous

  • Final Witness

    Final Witness (2012)
    Television Second Unit Director or Assistant Director The voices of the dead come to life in this true-crime series which offers a unique look at some of the nation's most shocking murders. Each of the seven episodes will examine one case from start to finish, taking viewers inside the murder from the victim's point of view. Final Witness is a compelling hybrid of documentary and drama, featuring interviews with real-life witnesses, prosecutors, law enforcement, family and friends, along with riveting scripted scenes, which thrust viewers into the heart of each crime. Shot on location around the world, infused with an indie-band soundtrack and cinematic style, Final Witness creates an unforgettable look at the human psyche at its darkest. Written by ABC Television Network

  • All You Can Dream

    All You Can Dream (2012)
    Film by Valerio Zanoli (Comedy, Drama and Family) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A young girl with some extra weight is helped by her guardian angel / favorite singer Anastacia to change her perspective on life. She will progressively acquire self-confidence, modify her eating habits, and share her beautiful voice with the entire world. Written by Anonymous

  • The Philly Kid

    The Philly Kid (2012)
    Film by Jason Connery (Action, Drama and Sport) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director An attempt to purchase beer becomes a nightmare for underage friends Chase, Jake and Dillon when Chase ends up dead, Jake gets shot in the back, and Dillon - a championship wrestler - goes to prison for manslaughter. Released after ten years, Dillon's greeted by Jake, who lines him up with a job and introduces him to the world of minor league MMA fighting. Due to Jake's outstanding gambling debt, Dillon agrees to three fights to cover it and literally save Jake's life but finds himself caught between gangsters, dirty cops, a shady promoter, a snide parole officer and Jake's disapproving sister. Written by statmanjeff

  • The Frontier Boys

    The Frontier Boys (2012)
    Film by John Grooters (Action, Adventure, Family and Sport) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director The story of four high school boys whose undefeated basketball season and friendship are threatened after a drive-by shooting leaves one of them in a coma and one of them with a secret. Brent Fencett, Jed Bracken, and T.J. Lewis are star players on the Charlevoix High School Basketball team; Jackson Carlson is their most obnoxious fan. They are unbeaten on the court and inseparable off it - until Brent gets caught up in his older brother's mixed up life. The consequences of Brent's choice leave T.J. in the hospital, and Brent's soul in turmoil. Written by Frontier Boys

  • Breakout Kings

    Breakout Kings (2012)
    Television by Nick Santora (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew A squad of U.S. marshals team up with cons (former fugitives) to work together on tracking down prison escapees in exchange for getting time off their sentences.

  • Zombie Hamlet

    Zombie Hamlet (2012)
    Film by John Murlowski (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew Desperate filmmaker Osric Taylor dreams of making his civil war Hamlet but when production funding dries up, he agrees to take southern matron Hester Beauchamps offer to fund the film if he throws some zombies in it to make their money back. But when Hester dies in mid shoot, Osric dresses up as Hester to cash the last check and awakens the suspicions of both the local police and ambitious local news reporter Shine Reynolds. Inspired by an actual incident. Written by Anonymous

  • Joint Body

    Joint Body (2011)
    Film by Brian Jun (Crime and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A parolee is abandoned by his ex-wife and barred from seeing his young daughter. He develops a relationship with a lonely & troubled woman, saves her from an unlikely assailant and is forced to re-evaluate his freedom as he evades the law and faces demons from his past. Written by Anonymous

  • My Big Redneck Wedding

    My Big Redneck Wedding (2011)
    Television (Documentary) Miscellaneous Crew A reality TV program that documents down-home country couples as they prepare to take a trip down the aisles of matrimony.

  • Finding Virginia

    Finding Virginia (2010)
    Film by Thomas C. Card (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Producer

  • Left Alone

    Left Alone (2010)
    Film (short) by Seth Boggess (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Ian is a Chicago cab driver searching for someone who will listen. As he grieves the death of his son, Ian is compelled to reach out to the strangers he encounters one night on the job. Based on the Anton Chekhov short story Misery, Left Alone is a short film that explores our need for compassionate listening when we're in pain, and the obstacles we face in that pursuit. Written by Seth Boggess

  • Jim

    Jim (2010)
    Film by Jeremy Morris-Burke Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Camera and Electrical Department, Actor Being steadily crushed under the weight of debt, unemployment, and increasing isolation, Jim reaches a breaking point. Over a game of solitary Russian roulette he contemplates an unspeakable act of violence as a way of leaving his mark. He is stopped short by a vision of his deceased wife who convinces him that he should instead focus his remaining resources into an act of creation. Armed with his wife's frozen eggs and a new resolve, Jim secures the services of a large biotech firm to help him create an heir who will be engineered to overcome the obstacles of common men. Meanwhile in the distant future Niskaa, the leader of a group of genetically modified beings, controls a race of worker clones in a super-industrialized, post-human Earth. As he tries to restore his decrepit empire he comes face to face with a young clone that shows an unprecedented capacity for reason and empathy. Somehow connected to Jim via dreams, the clone manifests secrets of Nature that Niskaa has not ... Written by Tinmouth Films

  • Leading Ladies

    Leading Ladies (2010)
    Film by Erika Randall Beahm Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A zany comedy about two sisters, their gay best friend, and their overzealous stage mom. When one sister gets pregnant and the other plans to waltz out of the closet, the family must hustle to maintain their status quo in the harsh arena of competitive dance. Written by Anonymous

  • Mothman

    Mothman (2010)
    TV Movie by Sheldon Wilson (Horror and Sci-Fi) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director In Point Pleasant, land of the legend The Mothman, a group of seven teenage friends accidentally kills the boy Jamie (Alex Hardee) in a prank by the river and they decide to cover up the incident. Ten years later, the journalist of the Washington Weekly Katharine Grant, who was one of the seven teenagers, is assigned by her editor to return to her hometown to prepare a matter about the 10th Mothman Festival. She meets with the other six friends that have stayed in the town and sooner they are murdered one by one by The Mothman. Katherine and her former boyfriend Derek seek help with old blind man Frank Waverly that has been luring The Mothman for many years trying to save their lives from the punishment of the entity. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Night Terrors

    Night Terrors (2010)
    Film by Bobby Ray Akers Jr. (Comedy and Horror) Camera and Electrical Department, Cinematographer

  • Play Dead

    Play Dead (2010)
    Film (short) by Vanessa Roman (Drama, Horror and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department A young girl with a mysterious past uncovers a family secret which puts her in great danger from a determined supernatural force.

  • The Tomb

    The Tomb (2009)
    Film by Michael Staininger (Horror and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Miscellaneous Crew Successful writer and scholar Jonathan Merrick falls under the spell of the irresistible, bewitchingly beautiful Ligeia. She's fighting a fatal illness and she will stop at nothing to defeat death, her one true enemy. She steals other people's souls and on her quest to immortality she tricks Jonathan into supporting her work, breaking him apart from his fiancé Rowena and pulling him into her dark, mysterious world. They settle down in an old manor by the Black Sea where Ligeia's everlasting presence slowly drives Jonathan to madness... Written by Michael Staininger

  • The Awakened

    The Awakened (2009)
    Film by Eric Nichols (Action, Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew An alien space craft crashes in the deep woods in 1809 and lies undisturbed for two hundred years until a woman takes her surgeon boyfriend to visit her aunt and uncle on their isolated farm , the very day her uncle unearths it. This immediately triggers an emp burst and a response from Dreamland, men in black types , who converge on the farm to recover the UFO. Written by rattlebone

  • Up in the Air

    Up in the Air (2009)
    Film by Jason Reitman (Drama and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew Ryan Bingham is a corporate downsizing expert whose cherished life on the road is threatened just as he is on the cusp of reaching ten million frequent flyer miles and just after he's met the frequent-traveler woman of his dreams. Written by Anonymous

  • Rock of Love with Bret Michaels

    Rock of Love with Bret Michaels (2009)
    Television by Cris Abrego (Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew Through a series of challenges, women compete for a chance to live with rock star Bret Michaels, who rose to fame in the '80s by fronting the band Poison.

  • Streetballers

    Streetballers (2009)
    Film by Matt Krentz (Drama and Sport) Producer, Camera and Electrical Department Streetballers is for basketball, what Field of Dreams was for baseball. Defining street basketball as America's new favorite pastime, it is a story driven by passion, faith, and achieving goals. A story capturing the poetic nature of street basketball, highlighting the struggles endured on and off the court by the purest of athletes. Constantly searching for sanity in the midst of alcoholism, racism, and drugs, John Hogan and Jacob Whitmore, two junior college basketball players, find release and therapy while competing at one of the most competitive and poetic street courts in the U.S. Both men must spend an entire summer helping one another overcome their adversities. Their dedication and love for the game of basketball transcends from the playground courts into each of their dysfunctional households where the two boys play the constant role of the father figure. Pounding through life one day at a time, Jacob has no choice but to play in an underground league, constantly fighting to... Written by MSK

  • Baggage

    Baggage (2008)
    Film by Stephen Polk (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Actor Pediatrician by day, single mom by night, SARAH invites her estranged husband, PETE, back to their suburban home for the Holidays on one condition: he must reconcile with their daughters before she agrees to finalize a trial separation with divorce. Written by Catherine E. Rubey

  • The Coverup

    The Coverup (2008)
    Film by Brian Jun (Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery and 1 More) Miscellaneous Crew Personal injury attorney Stuart Pepper faces the challenge of his young career when he takes on a controversial case of wrongful death in small town Iowa. Kevin Thacker's body was found in the alley outside the Marshalltown Police Department after the young man was arrested for drunk driving. The arresting officer's story is highly suspicious and everyone involved, from the investigating detective to the FBI, appear to be aiding in covering up what actually happened that fateful night. With a promise made to the Thacker family to expose the truth, Stu dives head first into an uphill battle against lies and corruption. What transpires will change this lawyer's life forever. Written by Robert Dean Klein

  • Pinks: All Out

    Pinks: All Out (2008)
    Television by Rich Christensen (Reality-TV) Miscellaneous Crew

  • Pinks All Outtakes

    Pinks All Outtakes (2008)
    Television (Reality-TV) Miscellaneous Crew Coming from the success of "Pinks All Out" This new series goes behind the scenes of the tournament race events and helps to enlighten us on what a "phenomenon" the "Pinks" series has become, with over 40,000 people attending the "All Out" race events, this new show gives insight to the drag racing culture and the people that attend these events which are put on by "Pinks", and the Speed Channel. Written by Darren Barnett (Re-recording mixer)

  • A Fire Set on Fire

    A Fire Set on Fire (2005)
    Film (short) by Carson Minow (Comedy) Producer, Camera and Electrical Department, Sound department

  • S.A.M.

    S.A.M. (2004)
    Film (short) by Jason Osborne (Sci-Fi) Producer A mad scientist lives vicariously through his creation, a robot ice cream man.

  • Park Day

    Park Day (1998)
    Film by Sterling Macer Jr. Miscellaneous Crew Residents (Hill Harper, Monica Calhoun, Lande Scott) of a black Missouri community experience a long and eventful day of reckoning.

  • Real Stories of the Highway Patrol

    Real Stories of the Highway Patrol (1993)
    Television (Reality-TV) Miscellaneous Crew This show presented real police officers doing their jobs, chasing down criminals trying to evade the law, stopping drunks, and staking out stretches of highway in search of drug runners. Made primarily from footage of video cameras mounted on patrol cars, interspersed with interviews with the officers themselves. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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