Private Project

Long Dark Road

Becoming lost on a rural backroad, a recovering addict seeks escape down an overgrown path. Reality soon distorts, and he must come to terms with himself to find his way back to the world.

  • Aaron Connor
  • Aaron Connor
  • Aaron Connor
  • Alex Biedenbach
    Key Cast
  • Bailey Maine
  • Davis Cameron Chu
  • Wyatt Woods
    Production Designer
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
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  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 6, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Cleveland State University
Director Biography - Aaron Connor

Born and raised in Buffalo NY, Aaron has always had a drive for production and storytelling. His work has now been featured in eight film festivals, and is currently a graduating senior at Cleveland State University pursuing a BFA in Screenwriting & Producing. He currently works freelance as a focus puller.

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Director Statement

Long Dark Road is incredibly personal to me, taking direct inspiration from real stories and experiences of my father Pat while he was on tour with bands in the late 80s.
My father is a very important role model in my life. He has always been very supportive of myself and my creative visions. He is where I learned storytelling from. This film pays homage to a real experience that changed the trajectory of my father's life and shaped him into the man I came to know.

This film is also the culmination of my filmmaking career at Cleveland State, and I’m proud to have brought some of my favorite filmmakers I’ve worked with together for this project.