Abner Pastoll

Abner Pastoll
Born (1982-02-12) 12 February 1982
Johannesburg, South Africa
Nationality British
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, film editor, film producer

Abner Pastoll (born 12 February 1982) is a British film director, screenwriter, and editor, born in South Africa, where his family used to own a two-screen cinema.[1]


Abner started making films at the age of 4, inspired primarily by his family's cinema, and his father's film and video equipment. He originally thought he wanted to become an actor, but soon discovered he preferred being behind the camera. He grew up in London.[1]


His directorial work includes the films Shooting Shona (2004), Dead Man's Dream (2002), The Caves (2014), Me or the Dog (2011) starring Edward Hogg, A Great Mistake (2010) and Homicide: Division B (2008). He is the co-founder of production company February Films, which he runs with producer Junyoung Jang (co-producer of Korean film The Host).

In the summer of 2014, he shot the France-UK co-production Road Games [2](aka Fausse Route), starring Andrew Simpson, Joséphine de La Baume, Frédéric Pierrot and genre legend Barbara Crampton. The film has been described as a 'taut Euro thriller',.[3] It world premiered in August 2015 at FrightFest in London, and was released theatrically in the US on March 4, 2016 by IFC Films to an overall positive reaction. Bloody Disgusting called it “a wonderful thriller; a layered character-driven narrative with great writing and equally-great tension – a very pleasant surprise.”

His next project has been described as a "kick-ass, sarcastic" action-thriller set in the Arizona desert.[4]


Year Title Genre Notes
2017 Untitled Abner Pastoll Project Thriller Plot kept under wraps.
2015 Road Games Thriller FrightFest 2015 world premiere
2011 Me or the Dog Short Festival de Cannes 2011 (Coup de Coeur)
2010 A Great Mistake Short Nominated Best Comedy (Shanghai International FF)
2008 Homicide: Division B Short
2004 Shooting Shona Thriller Nominated Best Director - Cinequest 2005
2002 Dead Man's Dream Mystery Nominated Best Original Screenplay - Portobello Film Festival
1999 Inheritance Short


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