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.
Who: Melissa Dowler
What: Visionary Director, artist and empowerer of women
Where: Los Angeles via London via Boston
When: Asking hard-hitting interview questions since j-school, marketing since the turn of the century, filmmaking since 2010
Why: When I lost sight of who I was and what I wanted, filmmaking was how I found my purpose. I love exploring life’s deepest questions through the lens.
Who: Tom Dowler
What: Director of Photography and tea afficionado
Where: Los Angeles of late, the north of England historically
When: Dreaming of image-making since Return of the Jedi but getting serious since England’s take on “film school” in 2004
Why: Filmmaking is the best medium we’ve found yet for communicating the rich array of the human experience across socio-economic, racial and national divides. Film should get a Nobel peace prize.