We make documentaries and branded content to help creators and innovators inspire change.

We value innovation, diversity, authenticity, impact.



Restarting The Motor City – documentary feature

A disparate group of locals and transplants trying to rebuild a fractured Detroit must free themselves from the shackles of 20th century short-sightedness and innovate together to create a city of the future.

Status: currently in pre-production/fundraising

To learn more, visit restartingthemotorcity.com


Letting Go Of Adele – documentary feature

A love story about a woman with a broken heart, the dog who saved her life every day for nine years, and what it means to let go.

Status: currently in post-production

To learn more, visit lettinggoofadele.com


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We’re based in downtown LA, but we travel all over the world for compelling, game-changing projects.

If you would like to contact us about branded content or commercial work, please call or email:

+1 (213) 357-1165 / info@longhaulfilms.com

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Long Haul Films was founded by Director Melissa Dowler and Director of Photography Tom Dowler to make films that inspire big thoughts, emotions and change.

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Melissa Dowler


My focus is to push forward diverse voices in film; explore how innovation and creativity are changing our world; and find the extraordinary in the stories of ordinary people and places all around us.


Tom Dowler

Director of Photography

I spend my time in search of perfect images that tell transporting stories, and uncovering the miraculous within the mundane.