Nelson Cabrera was raised in New Jersey and found the filmmaking bug at the early age of 12. He started his career in New York City as an assistant editor while attending the SVA and later at NYU for filmmaking. Cabrera emerged onto the production scene as a 1st Assistant Director working alongside notable directors such as Rocky Morton, Noam ... See full bio »

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Space Cowboys Visual Effects
(2000)
Lock Up Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
(1989)
Lean on Me Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
(1989)
Someone to Watch Over Me Miscellaneous Crew
(1987)

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 2004 Fame (TV Movie) (second unit director)
 1995 High Sierra Search and Rescue (TV Series) (first assistant director - 7 episodes)
- Search and Rescue (1995) ... (first assistant director)
- Lillith, Part 2 (1995) ... (first assistant director)
- Past, Present (1995) ... (first assistant director)
- Tooter & the Gang (1995) ... (first assistant director)
- Mozart & Stone (1995) ... (first assistant director)
 1994 The Specialist (second assistant director - uncredited)
 1994 8 Seconds (second assistant director - uncredited)
 1993 Mr. Nanny (first assistant director)
 1990 Wiseguy (TV Series) (second assistant director - 5 episodes)
- Witness Protection for the Archangel Lucifer (1990) ... (second assistant director)
- La Mina (1990) ... (second assistant director)
- The Gift (1990) ... (second assistant director)
- Black Gold (1990) ... (second assistant director)
- Fruit of the Poisonous Tree: Part 1 (1990) ... (second assistant director)
 1989-1990 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series) (assistant director - 24 episodes)
- The Secret (1990) ... (assistant director)
- My Brother's Keeper (1990) ... (assistant director)
- Television Terror (1990) ... (assistant director)
- Mute Witness to Murder (1990) ... (assistant director)
- Lower Berth (1990) ... (assistant director)
 1990 Q & A (second second assistant director)
 1989 Johnny Handsome (second second assistant director - uncredited)
 1989 Lock Up (second assistant director) / (second unit director)
 1989 A Man Called Hawk (TV Series) (second assistant director - 13 episodes)
- Life After Death (1989) ... (second assistant director)
- Beautiful Are the Stars (1989) ... (second assistant director)
- If Memory Serves (1989) ... (second assistant director)
- Intensive Care (1989) ... (second assistant director)
- Never My Love (1989) ... (second assistant director)
 1989 Lean on Me (second second assistant director)
 1988 Homeboy (second second assistant director - uncredited)
 1988 Coming to America (additional second assistant director - uncredited)
 1988 Willow (second second assistant director - uncredited)
 1988 China Beach (TV Series) (assistant director - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1988) ... (assistant director)
 1988 Bright Lights, Big City (second second assistant director - uncredited)
 1987 Nuts (second second assistant director - uncredited)
 1987 The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (TV Series) (second assistant director - 13 episodes)
- Here's Why Good Guys Sometimes Wear Black (1987) ... (second assistant director)
- Here's Why Henry David Thoreau Chose the Pond (1987) ... (second assistant director)
- Here's Why It's Good to Have a Cake Burning in the Refrigerator (1987) ... (second assistant director)
- Here's Another Bedtime Story (1987) ... (second assistant director)
 1987 I Love N.Y. (first assistant director)
 1986 The Christmas Star (second unit director)
 1986 Popeye Doyle (TV Movie) (second second assistant director - uncredited)
 1985-1986 The Equalizer (TV Series) (second second assistant director - 22 episodes)
- Pretenders (1986) ... (second second assistant director - uncredited)
- Unpunished Crimes (1986) ... (second second assistant director - uncredited)
- No Conscience (1986) ... (second second assistant director - uncredited)
- Breakpoint (1986) ... (second second assistant director - uncredited)
- Unnatural Causes (1986) ... (second second assistant director - uncredited)
 1985 Stone Pillow (TV Movie) (second assistant director)
 1985 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series) (assistant director - 3 episodes)
- The Choice (1985) ... (assistant director)
- No Room at the Inn (1985) ... (assistant director)
- Promised Land/Pilot (1985) ... (assistant director)
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