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WATCH: First Trailer Released For Tribeca Special Jury Mention, ‘The Short History of the Long Road’

The Ani-Simon Kennedy directed drama releases on VOD June 16…

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FilmRise Releasing has released the first trailer for “The Short History of the Long Road,” a road drama following the nomad-like travels of a father and daughter. Ani-Simon Kennedy writes and directs. The film stars Sabrina Carpenter, Danny Trejo, Steven Ogg, and Maggie Siff. It releases on VOD on June 16.

The official synopsis:

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 crisscross the United States in a lovingly refurbished RV, relishing their independence and making ends meet by doing odd jobs. 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. When her motorhome unexpectedly breaks down, she forges a bond with an auto body shop owner (Danny Trejo), and senses the possibility of mooring her ship in this storm.

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Danny Trejo in “The Short History of the Long Road”

“The Short History of the Long Road” premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival and received the Special Jury Mention for Best Screenplay. In his review for AwardsCircuit, Joey Magidson says Carpenter “does so much with her eyes and expressions, lighting you up with a smile or breaking your heart with a glance.” Kennedy’s film also screened in Chicago, Nashville and Luxembourg.

Kennedy’s directorial credits include “Days of Gray.” She also helmed the shorts “Sleep Tight,” “Hench” and “A Touch of Sugar.” She’s worked as an assistant in the creative departments of “The Tempest” and “Morning Glory.”

“The Short History of the Long Road” is releasing in select theaters on June 12. It landing on VOD platforms June 16. Bicephaly Pictures produce, while FilmRise distributes.

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Written by Jessica Peña

Jessica Peña studied journalism at Volunteer State Community College before she began writing about film on a personal blog that sprouted from an electronic media course. She is now a film journalist for Awards Circuit, as well as a content editor and writer for the UK-based site JumpCut Online. She also loves the Child's Play/Chucky franchise with no end in sight.


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Joey Magidson

She’s so good in it!


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