Private Project

A Long Time Coming

A story about interpersonal conflict, self discovery, and catharsis.

As the March 2020 quarantine is beginning, a Boston college student encounters her ex after not seeing him in years.

  • Ben Bernard
  • Ben Bernard
  • James Scott
  • James Scott
  • Ben Bernard
  • Sarah Schmidt
    Key Cast
  • Zion Amparo
    Key Cast
  • Logan Steenbergen
    Director of Photography
  • Rebekah Oden
    Production Designer
  • Cameron Dawson
  • Samuel Hull
  • Putthida "Namo" Chalermpao
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Romance, Coming of Age, Boston Film
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 30, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Emerson College
Director Biography - Ben Bernard

Ben Bernard is a 21 year old filmmaker in Boston, Massachusetts. He is originally from Connecticut and is currently studying film and business at Emerson College.

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Director Statement

A Long Time Coming is a film shot in Boston, Massachusetts. It seeks to universalize the story of Amelia and Oliver by taking place during the coronavirus pandemic. People throughout the world saw their lives and futures uprooted and young people were given another element of uncertainty at a point in life where everyone is faced with a crossroad.

The hope was for this film to illustrate the link between all of these themes as people are trying to understand who they are and how to go forward in the next steps of their lives.