About This Project

2020 MOFF Award Winner:

Best Short Feature


Seth Dahl of Big Cedar Media

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Filming Location:

TLRH was shot in Grand Canyon National Park

Filmmaker Origin:

From Great Falls, Montana currently living in Boise, Idaho


The Long River Home is a 20 minute documentary film about overcoming the residual impacts of war through kayaking with a team. Aaron Howell and Russell Davies are combat veterans who were injured in war and now come together for another mission as they guide blind Navy veteran, Lonnie Bedwell, on his third trip through the Grand Canyon. Over a 14 day river trip they battle more than 80 powerful rapids, screaming directions to Lonnie the whole way. Always looming downstream roars Lava Falls, the largest rapid of them all. Throughout the journey they remember their past experiences and learn that negotiating the rapids of life is as simple as forming a team, kicking out in the current, and finding a line through the chaos.

This film to be screened at:

8/02/20 – Late Show – Thompson’s Point – Portland
8/09/20 – Urban Farm Fermentory – Portland

10/10 Carrabassett Valley, 10/16 Freeport, 2020 MOFF Awards, 8/2 Thompsons Point Late Show, 8/22 Edgecomb, 8/29 Schoodic, 8/9 Urban Farm Fermentory, 9/18 Winthrop, MOFF 2020