FilmRise has released the poster for The Short History of the Long Road, available On Demand to stream or download on June 16th. Starring Sabrina Carpenter, the film was written and directed by Ani Simon-Kennedy.
For teenage Nola (Sabrina Carpenter), home is the open road. Her self-reliant father (Steven Ogg) is her anchor in a life of transience. The pair criss-cross the United States in a lovingly refurbished RV, making ends meet through odd jobs while relishing their independence.
A shocking rupture, though, casts Nola out on her own. She makes her way to Albuquerque, New Mexico in search of a mother she never knew, only for her motorhome to break down unexpectedly. But after forging a bond with an auto body shop owner (Danny Trejo), Nola senses the possibility of mooring her ship in this storm.
The film is scheduled to open in select theaters on June 12th ahead of its digital release. The movie premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival where it won a Special Jury Mention for Best Screenplay, and has gone on to play festivals across the country.
“When we made the film, America was in a different time and place,” said Ani Simon-Kennedy. “Nola’s journey shows us the only way forward is for all of us to support each other and weave our own safety nets in order to catch one another.”
The Short History of the Long Road will be available on demand to stream or download in on iTunes, Prime Video, GooglePlay and Microsoft as well as cable and satellite TV providers including Comcast, Cox, Spectrum and Direct TV on June 16 in the U.S.
Sabrina Carpenter (Girl Meets World, The Hate U Give) stars as Nola, alongside Steven Ogg (The Walking Dead) Maggie Siff (Billions), Jashaun St. John (Songs My Brothers Taught Me), Rusty Schwimmer (Twister) and Danny Trejo (Machete).
The Short History of the Long Road was produced by Kishori Rajan, Eddie Rubin, Darren Dean, Bettina Kadoorie, Ani Simon-Kennedy, Cailin Yatsko and Dominique Telson.
The executive producers are Fred Bernstein, Dave Conlon, Shaohua Huang, Sasha Klupchak, Harris McCabe, Robert Menzies, Stu Pollard, Eric Schultz, Krios Song, Dan Wong and Na Yang.
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