Tom Dowler

Tom Dowler

Long Haul Films
Director of Photography, Editor and Screenwriter

Los Angeles, California

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About Tom

I'm an ex-pat Brit DP working primarily on documentary projects with my company Long Haul Films, which I started with my wife and Director, Melissa Dowler.

Our documentary short, '24 Hours At The South Street Diner' was an official selection at IFF Boston, Woods Hole Film Festival and New Filmmakers New York. We're currently working on two documentary features. 'Letting Go of Adele', about the retirement of the world's first cardiac alert service dog, is in post-production, and we're starting pre-production on 'Restarting the Motor City', about the entrepreneurial resurgence taking place in Detroit.

I was educated at the University of York, where I founded the UofY Cinematography Society, and Goldsmiths College London where I earned my MA in Feature Film Development.

Although primarily a DP, I'm also a writer with several narrative screenplays in development.


  • Lemonade: Detroit

    Lemonade: Detroit (2013)
    Film (short) by Erik Proulx (Documentary and Drama) Producer Bad news is sensational. It's the stuff of prime time exposes and gotcha news hours. People are attracted to bad news for the same reason they slow down past car accidents and watch horror movies -- It's impossible to turn away. But instead of sensationalizing blight, the film Lemonade: Detroit sensationalizes hope. It is about the disarming resilience of a city that can no longer rely on a single industry for its livelihood. Rather than glamorizing ruin porn, Lemonade: Detroit makes hope, optimism, and positivity as intriguing to watch as a train wreck. Written by Anonymous

  • 24 Hours at the South Street Diner

    24 Hours at the South Street Diner (2012)
    Film (short) by Tom Dowler (Documentary, Biography and History) Producer, Director In Boston, the city that brought us Cheers, there really is a place where the staff know all the regulars by name. But it's not a bar, it's a downtown diner that's been there since the 1940s and has become a historical and cultural icon. 24 Hours At The South Street Diner introduces a diverse group of waiters, regulars, late-night revelers and local celebrities who call Boston's only 24/7 restaurant home. They share stories of why this tiny diner means so much to the neighborhood and the city of Boston and how it's survived fires, bankruptcies and even an attempt to revoke its late night license. Written by Anonymous


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