Our mission is to communicate your brand’s mission, by producing web videos that are informed by the power of documentary storytelling.

Video Production Work



Successful entrepreneurs talk about everything the Techstars accelerator program gave them as they grew their startups into market leaders.


Harry’s Razors & Highland Capital

A short film about the relationship between Harry’s Razors, a disruptive consumer brand, and Highland Capital, one of their earliest backers.

Thomson Reuters - DELETE_ALL

Beacon Capital Partners – RiNo

How Denver’s most exciting neighborhood is thriving with street art, great coffee and incredible people.

Thomson Reuters - DELETE_ALL

Thomson Reuters – DELETE_ALL

How can data scientists help to find technology-driven solutions to help end human trafficking.


Orchid Quartet – Westworld

Music video for all-female Orchid Quartet’s interpretation of the Westworld theme music.

Hayley Reardon - Numb & Blue

Hayley Reardon

Official music video for Numb & Blue from Hayley’s album Wayfindings.

Westside Consulting

Westside Consulting

Meet Heather Roma, the creative force behind Westside Consulting, the LA-based consulting firm specializing in all things fashion with a focus on ethically-made American brands.


Dazey LA

Dazey LA is a women’s fashion brand that empowers female entrepreneurs through community.

Panacea de la Montana

Panacea de la Montana

And now we begin. Inner peace awaits at a yoga retreat in the Costa Rican hillside.

50 On Fire

Bostinno 50 On Fire

50 On Fire is an annual celebration of Boston’s most innovative and game-changing people, organizations and brands.

Boston UpFront

Boston UpFront

Commissioned Documentary

Status: completed 2014

Commissioned by Streetwise Media, Boston UpFront is a look a the challenges Boston faces in education, infrastructure and venture funding for the new economy.

The Catered Affair

The Catered Affair

Holly Safford started off in 1979 with a toaster oven and a station wagon, and went on to grow a New England catering empire.

Documentary Films

Letting Go of Adele

Adele and Everything After

Documentary Feature

Status: released by Gravitas Ventures on January 30th, 2018. Visit adelemovie.com for more information.

The moving story of a woman with a heart condition whose life is transformed by a service dog, and what happens when she has to let go of the loyal companion who changed her life.

Restarting The Motor City

Restarting The Motor City

Documentary Feature

Status: currently in pre-production/fundraising

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.

To learn more, visit restartingthemotorcity.com

24 Hours at the South Street Diner

24 Hours at the South Street Diner

Documentary Short

Status: completed 2012

Boston’s South Street Diner is the city’s only 24/7 restaurant and the closest thing you’ll find to a real-life Cheers – a place where night workers comingle with party kids over burgers and shakes.

Boston UpFront

Nothing Compares

Documentary Short

Status: played festivals in 2017, including IFF Boston.

Nothing Compares is a short documentary about the power of music to connect, redeem and heal, to give purpose and inspire, told through the prism of a Prince tribute act.

Some Of Our Clients

Thomson Reuters

Foundry Group

Highland Capital Partners

TD Garden


Northeastern University D'Amore-McKim School of Business

National Venture Capital Association

Beacon Capital Partners


Oxford University Press


Paint Nite

We provide complete video production services from initial concept through to final delivery.

What we offer

We’re a full service production company and can handle every aspect of project development, execution and delivery.

Typical projects for us include:

  • Short-form documentary-style “branded content”
  • Long form promotional documentaries
  • Product launch videos
  • Kickstarter videos
  • “About Us” videos
  • Fundraising films

Our process can be broken down into four stages: development, pre-production, production and post-production.


  • Whether you have a clear idea of the sort of video you want or not, we’ll work with you to develop a concept that will deliver against your goals
  • We’ll work with your budget to develop an approach that gives you the most bang for your buck
  • We’ll challenge your preconceptions to make sure we produce work that connects with your audience and communicates your message effectively


Pre-pro is the time to get everything set for production.

  • We’ll assemble the necessary crew and cast
  • If we’re conducting interviews, we’ll develop discussion guides and question lists
  • We’ll scout locations and obtain the necessary permits
  • We’ll schedule the the shoot and make sure everyone involved knows where they need to be and when


We assemble a comprehensive, experienced crew, staffed to suit the requirements of your project. Often that will include:

  • Director
  • Director of Photography and Camera Operators
  • Audio Mixer
  • Production Assistants and Grips
  • Hair, Make-up, Wardrobe and Styling


This is where the magic happens, and we provide a full-range of cinematic post-production services, including:

  • Story editing
  • Audio post-production
  • Color grading
  • Music supervision
  • Title design and motion graphics as needed
  • Final delivery of your video assets


Go ahead, get in touch.

We’re based in downtown Los Angeles, and we travel all over the world to make web videos, commercials and commissioned documentary films.

If you would like to hire us as your video production partner, please call or email:

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

We respond to all inquiries, so if you haven’t heard from us within a couple of business days, please check your spam filter, or give us a call.

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Long Haul Films was founded by Director Melissa Dowler and Director of Photography Tom Dowler to make uplifting and authentic videos, about diverse and interesting people, that inspire audiences to think differently about the world.

This is us


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 love to collaborate with entrepreneurs, innovators and artists.