14 May 2021
Hailey Bieber for bareMinerals with Eventique and Long Haul Films

Since our early days, Long Haul Films has created video content for events, but typically it was a short video or two. As 2021 kicked off and the pandemic limited in-person gatherings, we collaborated with our friends at Eventique Event Planning to produce video content for their client, cosmetics…

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03 May 2021

‘A First’ is a short film set in the 90s that explores female friendship in all its nuance and complexity; those youthful relationships that were so intense and intimate and insular and very much love stories.

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29 Apr 2021
Promotional video behind the scenes

Ari’s Take Academy Promotional Video

Ari’s Take Academy is is shaking up the music industry. We got to film with some of the talented musicians who have benefitted from taking classes at ATA. Check out their stories in this short documentary we created.

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21 Apr 2021

What will post-pandemic production look like? In celebration of surviving– and sometimes even thriving– in this wild year, here are the top lessons learned from pandemic filmmaking, and our predictions for what aspects of our industry may be transformed for good.

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07 Apr 2021

With film festival season in full swing, we’re re-sharing a popular post with tips for getting the most out of the post-screening Q&A session. Updated for COVID-19 virtual screenings!

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29 Mar 2021
Marty and Adele

Tips from the field about finding the right focus for your documentary, and how to nurture the story and your subjects over time.

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19 Mar 2021
SXSW 2021 Official Selection

Best documentaries from SXSW 2021

The documentaries we loved watching from our living room at SXSW Online 2021

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10 Dec 2020

Against the backdrop of 2020’s myriad challenges, we’ve been documenting the story of a team trying to change how the world moves. Virgin Hyperloop invited us behind the scenes as they tried (and succeeded) to safely transport the first people in a hyperloop pod– a bold and potentially gamechanging…

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03 Nov 2020

Living with uncertainty

Maybe it’s today’s US election. Maybe it’s preparing to wrap production on a documentary about a team trying to achieve a breakthrough that naysayers call impossible. Maybe it’s the challenge of producing a multi-country shoot in the middle of a pandemic.  Whatever the case, I’ve been thinking about uncertainty…

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15 Sep 2020

We took a little hiatus from blogging this summer, but we’re back and want to talk about a documentary short we filmed in 2016 that keeps finding new audiences in 2020. Nothing Compares follows Julian Stefoni, the lead singer of a Prince tribute band, in the months following Prince’s…

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15 Apr 2020

With the rise in popularity of video as a tool to convey your organization’s mission and values, chances are that at some point, you’ll have to sit down for an on-camera interview. Recently, we shared 5 tips to help you prepare for your interview, and we wanted to delve…

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08 Apr 2020

We’ve interviewed hundreds of people over the years at Long Haul Films: everyone from small business owners to global CEOs. While some people love the limelight, we’ve found that the majority of people experience at least a little bit of apprehension in front of the camera. With the rise…

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11 Mar 2020

We wrote a book! Going Deeper is for anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of how to craft engaging, truly entertaining videos that will catch people’s attention and communicate something meaningful about their product or service. This is a guide for marketers, entrepreneurs, business owners, social media…

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17 Feb 2020

Deeper Connections: MJ Dubarr

Deeper Connections is a regular series where we get the chance to introduce you to friends and colleagues whose work we love, and who we love to work with. You may meet them if you collaborate with us, you may want to hire them yourself, and you’ll definitely want…

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19 Sep 2019

Welcome to Deeper Connections, a new monthly series where we’ll introduce you to friends and colleagues whose work we love, and who we love to work with. You may meet them if you collaborate with us, you may want to hire them yourself, and you’ll definitely want to learn…

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18 Jun 2019
Behind the scenes photo- Blue Suede

Creativity is our word of 2019 and nothing is more creative than making a music video. That’s why we decided to hold a competition this year and choose one artist to work with FOR FREE on a music video. We received some incredible submissions, and the decision wan’t easy….

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22 Apr 2019

The day we filmed Orchid Quartet’s music video Summertime felt like the first day of spring after an unusually cool and rainy Los Angeles winter. Two days before the shoot, the city was doused by an all-day storm. Yet, somehow, the day of our shoot broke clear and sunny….

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05 Apr 2019

Last year, we decided to create a statement of core values that could be shared with free lance crew members and new clients. This felt like an important thing to do in the age of #metoo. I’m a woman who runs a company and directs movies. I believe in…

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21 Feb 2019

Last year, South by Southwest identified the rise of short form documentary video content as a major trend. We love when a client says they’d like to commission a documentary, which is happening more frequently as brands become aware of the power of sharing their stories, rather than advertising…

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20 Feb 2019

Female Forward Filmmaking

Since the start of Long Haul Films, we’ve done something quite naturally that has evolved into a bigger practice that we call “female forward filmmaking”. It’s a focus on featuring strong and empowered women in front of the camera, and working with them behind the camera.  As with most…

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