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*Watch It Right Now* — LONG DAYS

When he won our August ’12 Short Film Contest, Adam Keleman only made a trailer available for his truly haunting Long Days. Fortunately, enough time has passed that Keleman has finally decided to post the whole film online. Lucky for us! As I wrote in my full HTN review

Long Days is a sterling example of extremely accomplished directing, and here’s the clearest reason why: as soon as it begins, you feel it. Even if you haven’t read a description and have absolutely no idea what it’s about, a haunting pall is nonetheless immediately cast; you can just sense that darkness is on the horizon.

Recently, there has been darkness on Keleman’s personal horizon, as he’s been struggling with some extreme health issues. But a promising development has revealed itself in the form of a compatible kidney donor. Now, all he needs is some financial help to make sure this process goes off without a hitch. Contributing to a crowdsourcing campaign for a yet-to-be-made movie is noble and all, but it pales in comparison to a situation like this. So here’s your easy assignment, folks: 1) Watch Long Days; and 2) Donate here: .

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Michael Tully is an award-winning writer/director whose films have garnered widespread critical acclaim, his projects having premiered at some of the most renowned film festivals across the globe. He is also the former (and founding) editor of this site. In 2006, Michael's first feature, COCAINE ANGEL, chronicling a tragic week in the life of a young drug addict, world premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. The film immediately solidified the director as one of Filmmaker Magazine’s "25 New Faces of Independent Film,” a reputation that was reinforced a year later when his follow-up feature, SILVER JEW, a documentary capturing the late David Berman's rare musical performances in Tel Aviv, world-premiered at SXSW and landed distribution with cult indie-music label Drag City. In 2011, Michael wrote, directed, and starred in his third feature, SEPTIEN, which debuted at the 27th annual Sundance Film Festival before being acquired by IFC Films' Sundance Selects banner. A few years later, in 2014, Michael returned to Sundance with the world premiere of his fourth feature, PING PONG SUMMER, an ‘80s set coming-of-age tale that was quickly picked up for theatrical distribution by Gravitas Ventures. In 2018, Michael wrote and directed the dread-inducing genre film DON'T LEAVE HOME, which has been described as "Get Out with Catholic guilt in the Irish countryside" (IndieWire). The film premiered at SXSW and was subsequently acquired by Cranked Up Films and Shudder.

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