The Short History of the Long Road

Nola grew up living on a van with her father, Clint; two nomads against the world. When tragedy strikes, Nola must confront the reality of life on the road alone, learning to own her grief, her past and her new destination.

Directed by: Ani Simon-Kennedy
Genres: Drama,
Production Company: Bicephaly Pictures, Astute Films, Hua Wen Movie Group, Relic Pictures, Eggplant Picture & Sound, Lunacy Productions, Reverse Osmosis Films,

The Short History of the Long Road - A story about survival. - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 27-04-2019
  • Runtime: 90 Minutes
  • Popularity: 7.11
  • Vote Count: 13
  • IMDB Rating: 7.0
  • Budget: USD 0
  • Revenue: USD 0
  • Region: United States of America ( US ),
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Photo Name Character
Sabrina Carpenter - Azwaad Movie Database Sabrina Carpenter Nola
Steven Ogg - Azwaad Movie Database Steven Ogg Clint
Maggie Siff - Azwaad Movie Database Maggie Siff Cheryl
Danny Trejo - Azwaad Movie Database Danny Trejo Miguel
Rusty Schwimmer - Azwaad Movie Database Rusty Schwimmer Marcie
Jashaun St. John - Azwaad Movie Database Jashaun St. John Blue
Photo Name Department
Stu Pollard-Production Stu Pollard Production (Executive Producer)
Morgan Kibby-Sound Morgan Kibby Sound (Original Music Composer)
Dominique Telson-Production Dominique Telson Production (Producer)
Eddie Rubin-Production Eddie Rubin Production (Producer)
Scott Christopher Clark-Art Scott Christopher Clark Art (Production Design)
Darren Dean-Production Darren Dean Production (Producer)
Maria Bentfield-Costume & Make-Up Maria Bentfield Costume & Make-Up (Costume Design)
Fred Bernstein-Production Fred Bernstein Production (Executive Producer)
Samantha Niederhaus-Art Samantha Niederhaus Art (Set Decoration)
Ron Dulin-Editing Ron Dulin Editing (Editor)

See Full Cast & Crew of The Short History of the Long Road

Louisa Moore - Screen Zealots

“The Short History of the Long Road” is a socially-conscious, intimate story about a daughter and her father, two nomads who live in their vintage camper van. Calling the open road home, it’s the only life teenager Nola (Sabrina Carpenter) has ever known. Her dad (Steven Ogg) is fully committed to the van-dwelling lifestyle, but Nola is beginning to feel even more like an outsider every day. The self-reliant duo drive around the American Southwest taking odd jobs for money and squatting in the occasional foreclosed house, making their lives off the grid work. But when a shocking turn of events leaves Nola on her own, she must rely on her street smarts and wits to survive. Writer / director Ani Simon-Kennedy has made a timely film that’s both sad and empowering. It’s a perfect companion piece to other stories about Americans living on the outskirts of a society that has either abandoned them (“Leave No Trace“) or one in which they find it too constraining to survive (“Captain Fantastic”). But “The Short History of the Long Road” isn’t an ordinary coming-of-age road trip movie. There’s a poignant authenticity to Simon-Kennedy’s story, and it’s one with a strong understanding of the human emotion of grief, loneliness, and the desperation for a sense of belonging. Nola is a nuanced, layered character with an inner strength that’s beautifully expressed by Carpenter. She plays her character with a quiet vulnerability that feels like an authentic old soul. Nola loses all the safety nets she’s ever known, but embraces her independence with an empowering resilience an arsenal of street smarts. As a menagerie of interesting strangers enter and exit her life along her journey to track down the mother she never knew (Maggie Siff), Nola never loses sight of her reality and becomes the anchor that she needs to survive. Films like this are so important because they illuminate the stories of those living in the shadows so that we can all gain a better understanding of the world we share. There’s no better way to convey this idea than with a universal message, and “The Short History of the Long Road” has so much empathy, truth, and realism, especially when it comes to its portrayal of sudden loss and grief, that it’s one of the most authentic and essential films of the year.

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