We’re an LA-based production company, making engaging videos to help innovative companies connect with their customers. We love to collaborate with diverse people who are creating positive change in the world.

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

harrys-highland

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.

Hayley Reardon - Numb & Blue

Hayley Reardon

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

Thomson Reuters - DELETE_ALL

Thomson Reuters – DELETE_ALL

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

Panacea de la Montana

Panacea de la Montana

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

Heirloom Kitchen

Heirloom Kitchen

When you take the convenience of take-out and combine it with the nutrition of a home-cooked meal, the result is Heirloom Kitchen.

Brunswick Park

Brunswick Park

Brunswick Park is an innovative line of Merino Wool outerwear that’s equally at home in the boardroom and the gym.

Northeastern D'Amore-McKim School of Business Hasbro Corporate Residency

Northeastern University

The Corporate Residency program at the Northeastern University D’Amore-McKim School of Business allows students the opportunity to work at companies like Hasbro.

Callaway Gable

Callaway Gable

When a former actor and a former model – who just so happen to be husband and wife – come together to shoot photos, the results are incendiary.

Inspire

Inspire

Conferences like Inspire include a ton of great content, but it’s not just about those moments, it’s about the moments in between.

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.

Hitched Studios

Hitched Studios

Hitched Studios are a leading Boston wedding photography studio. Talented? Yes. Infectious personalities? Oh boy!

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

Letting Go of Adele

Documentary Feature

Status: currently in post-production

The moving story of a lonely, isolated 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.

To learn more, visit lettinggoofadele.com

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

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.

Some Of Our Clients

Thomson Reuters

Foundry Group

Highland Capital Partners

TD Garden

Streetwise Media

Northeastern University D'Amore-McKim School of Business

National Venture Capital Association

Beacon Capital Partners

Uppababy

Oxford University Press

Ecovent

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.

Development

  • 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-Production

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

Production

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

Post-Production

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

Melissa Dowler

Director

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.

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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.