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Long Haul

A Film Written and Directed By Bryan Fugal

 

Long Haul - Official Trailer

 

Learn more about the film from the Director and his dad

About the film

 

Long Haul is a coming-of-age road drama set in the world of American long-haul trucking. Bo, an ultra-conservative teen - based on filmmaker Bryan Fugal’s own life - goes on a cross-country delivery job with his estranged father. During the journey, the son struggles with his parents’ divorce and discovering that his father is gay.

 
Bryan Fugal is a consummate filmmaker, fearless and diligent. From the start, writing this script was an act of courage. The film will be the first of his many triumphs.”
— Victoria Hochberg, Directors Guild of America, Writers Guild of America, Professor of Film, ArtCenter College of Design
Bryan has written a painful, poignant, and beautiful short film.”
— Arthur Van Wagenen - Director, Excel Entertainment
 
 

 Starring Jacob Buster (Colony, Suits) as "Bo"

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Production Team

 

Bryan Fugal

Writer/Director

Bryan Fugal is a Utah grown, L.A. trained filmmaker who has directed award winning commercials, produced music videos for Imagine Dragons, and also produced the critically acclaimed feature film The Last Descent. Bryan holds a degree in film from California State University, Long Beach and an MFA in film from ArtCenter College of Design.

Having himself grown up with a gay father, Long Haul is a very personal project that parallels Bryan's own evolution of understanding and love.

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Wes Johnson

Cinematographer

Wes Johnson is a world-renowned Cinematographer, Storyteller and Champion of the Arctic. He holds a BFA in Photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and an MFA in Cinematography from the American Film Institute. When he’s not shooting for clients all over the world, Wes enjoys spending time with his family and fly fishing in Iceland.

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Victoria Hochberg

Executive Producer

As an original member of the committee that convinced the Directors Guild of America to sue the film industry on behalf of female members, two time Emmy and DGA Award winner Victoria Hochberg is an active participant of the women’s fight for equality. Hochberg has served on the D.G.A.’s National Board and is head of its Global Cinema committee. She has directed episodes of Sex and the City, Kitchen Confidential and Ally McBeal, and Ghost Whisperer, among others.

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Jenn Lee Smith

Producer

Jenn Lee Smith is a writer, film producer, and social scientist. She produced and co-directed the short documentary about lesbian Mormons titled Faithful and is currently producing two feature films.

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Redge Flake

Producer

Redge is a producer, writer and story editor. When he isn't providing script coverage for Excel Entertainment he is writing and producing freelance projects.

Redge and Bryan have created over a dozen projects together ranging from music videos to big budget commercials to indie feature films.

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Mace Sorenson

Producer

Mace is an American film producer, screen writer, director, and actor. He is a passionate storyteller with a love for both commercial and narrative work.

Mace has always tackled ambitious projects that seek to stretch and inspire.

News & Updates

(Check back again soon for more project updates!)

September 2018 - The full film is done and was submitted to its first Festivals(!!!): Sundance Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival. We will be notified whether the film was accepted or not by the end of the year. Fingers crossed!

September 2018 - The Long Haul Trailer is ready! Watch it at the top of this page. You can also watch it and share on the official Long Haul Facebook Page. With original music by the very talented Erik DeLong.

August 2018 - Locked Cut! Andy Matthews and Aaron Tharp did a wonderful job piecing the story together in the edit room. Next step: color correction, sound design, and scoring! And a trailer is in the works too!

June 2018 - Principle Photography is finished! The cast and crew really brought their A-game and I believe we captured something special. I am eternally grateful for everyone’s contributions to this story that is so important to me. On to post production!

June 2018 - The family is complete! Jeff Hanson has been cast as Lars (Bo's dad) and Sarah Kent has been cast as Kjerstin (Bo's Mom). Utah locals will recognize Jeff from his role in Just Let Go. Sarah is known for her parts in Cokeville Miracle and Singing With Angels. See their photos above and click on their names to see their IMDb profiles.

June 2018 - Jenn Lee Smith, producer, writer and social scientist has joined Long Haul as one of its producers! Jenn Lee's background in queer studies and her previous work in queer mormon cinema make her a natural fit for our team! Welcome Jenn Lee!

May 2018 - We are excited to announce that the very talented Jacob Buster has been cast for the role of Bo! Jacob is a series regular on the USA show Colony and is also known for playing young Mike on the hit series Suits. Welcome Jacob! We're lucky to have you!

May 2018 - We are honored and lucky to have Wes Johnson join the team as the Cinematographer for Long Haul. Wes has the experience, training, and natural talent that will visually enrich each scene. See more of Wes's work on his IMDb page and website.

April 2018 - Casting has begun for Long Haul!

March 2018 - At last, we have shoot dates for Long Haul! June 22-26 it's finally happening!

2015 - Long Haul is a finalist for the David Fetzer Foundation for Emerging Artists Film Grant! We are honored to be recognized by this Utah based foundation!

2015 - Long Haul is a semi-finalist in the PAGE International Screenwriting Short Screenplay competition, which recognizes the best scripts from across the globe! Only the top 5% of submissions make it this far! Woo!

2015 - Long Haul is a semi-finalist in the ScreenCraft Short Screenplay competition! So stoked to receive this recognition in such a big screenwriting competition.

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