The Passing Season


- THE PASSING SEASON is going to be premiering at the Rhode Island International Film Festival!! In addition to RIIFF being a wonderful film festival, it is really exciting to be premiering in the state where we filmed. The premiere will take place at the Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St. Jamestown, RI on Wednesday August 10 at 8:30pm. Tickets will be available shortly here:

- We're IndieWire's Project of the Day! Check it out:

- THE PASSING SEASON is in the news! We got a couple great little mentions in Deadline and Entertainment Weekly. Check em out! DeadlineEW

- WE'RE WRAPPED!! Thank you so much to everyone who helped make this possible!!  

- THANK YOU SO MUCH TO OUR KICKSTARTER BACKERS FOR GETTING US TO OUR GOAL!!!  The Kickstarter campaign is over, but if you'd like to see the video you can still check it out here:  And if you're interested in contributing to the film, please click here: Donate.  You can also email us about other, non-monetary ways to contribute!



At 28, Sam Alden's professional hockey career comes to a sudden end.  He returns to his hometown and reconnects with a group of buddies who never left rural Rhode Island.  Picking up where he left off after high school, he tries to leave his failed career behind and return to an easier, more exciting time in his life.  But recapturing youth turns out to be more complicated than he imagined, and he finds that the harder he pursues adventure and escape, the more they elude him.  His journey touches on questions of masculinity, confidence, and identity as they play out through friendship, romance, and the desire to be someone else. 



Using clips from other films, we've put together a rip reel to convey a sense of the tone and style of the film. Watch it here:



GABRIEL LONG (writer/director) has directed narrative and documentary short films, commercials, music videos and news pieces.  His shorts have screened at NewFest, Inside Out Film Fest and on PBS, and his commercial work includes spots for Sony, ESET and Cate McNabb.  He is a recipient of the Cinereach Film Fellowship and a graduate of Cornell University.

MATTHEW-LEE ERLBACH (co-writer)  Matthew-Lee recently wrote and starred in the one man show Handbook for an American Revolutionary.  Time Out said "Sizzling with its creator's energetic humanism, Handbook...insists that we respond," and The New York Times called it "revelatory and surprising."  His other writing credits include Eager to Lose, A Burlesque Farce in Rhyming Verse (extended Off-Bway at Ars Nova), Kevin Lamb (2013 O'Neill Finalist) and BLA/CKBIRD (American Theatre Company, Chicago).

BRUCE MASON (producer) has an extensive background in PR and marketing.  Formerly the director of publicity for Miramax Books and PenguinPutnam, Bruce is now a freelance publicist with a client list that includes The Weinstein Company, Lionsgate Films, The Tribeca Film Festival, and Random House.

REBECCA ATWOOD (producer) is a talent manager and producer at The Group Entertainment.  Her producing credits include the indie feature Green Pine 9, the web series You Make My Dreams Come True and the feature documentary Girls' Show.  Her clients' credits include 12 Years a Slave, Don Jon's Addiction, and Frances Ha, as well as the upcoming features Big Eyes, God's Pocket and Listen Up Philip.

HENRY RUSSELL BERGSTEIN (casting director) has worked in casting for over 10 years.  His credits include Francis Ha, Moonrise Kingdom, Limitless and It Felt Like Love.

GREG HARRIOTT (cinematographer) received the Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Camera Photography for his work on the ABC/National Geographic series Born to Explore. He has worked on projects in over 15 countries including narrative films, documentaries, commercials and network TV.  Through his work, Greg has had the unique opportunity to experience different cultures and ways of life across the US and around the world.  




Filming is set to take place in Gabriel and Bruce's home state of Rhode Island in June 2015.




Thank you very much for considering donating to our film!  Every little bit helps us make this movie better.

 $10.00 - Pays for a crew member's lunch

 25.00 - Pays for batteries for our sound recorder

 50.00 - Pays for all the gaffer tape on the shoot

 100.00 - Pays for two film festival submissions

 250.00 - Pays for a hard drive to backup our footage

 500.00 - Pays for all our gas and tolls

 1,000.00 - Pays for our lens rentals for the whole shoot