Long Gone By

Ana Alvarez is a single mother from Nicaragua living in Northern Indiana with her teenage daughter, Izzy. When a routine check in leads to a deportation order, life as Ana knows it ends. The timing could not be worse as Izzy has just been accepted to Indiana University. Faced with an impossible reality of a lifetime away from her daughter, Ana decides to risk everything in a last chance effort to leave Izzy's tuition paid before her time runs out. What unfolds is an intimately unnerving portrait of a woman willing to sacrifice everything to give her daughter the chance at a life she never had.

  • Andrew Morgan
    Director
    The True Cost, The Heretic, After the End, Here for Now
  • Andrew Morgan
    Writer
  • Emily Morgan
    Producer
    The True Cost, The Heretic
  • Erica Muñoz
    Producer
    Untold America
  • Andrew Morgan
    Producer
    The True Cost, The Heretic
  • Erica Muñoz
    Key Cast
    "Ana Alvarez"
    Grey's Anatomy, Numb3ers, Jericho
  • Izzy Hau'ula
    Key Cast
    "Izzy"
  • Ramona DuBarry
    Key Cast
    "Tammy"
    HTGAWM, Criminal Minds, CodeBlack
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 28 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 1, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    250,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • HBO NY LATINO FILM FESTIVAL
    New York
    United States
    August 17, 2019
    NY Premiere
  • Calabasas Film Festival
    Calabasas, CA
    United States
    September 19, 2019
    West Coast Premiere
Director Biography - Andrew Morgan

Andrew is an internationally recognized director focused on telling stories for a better tomorrow. His experience includes a broad range of work that spans narrative and documentary storytelling for both commercial and film projects. After studying cinematography at the Los Angeles Film School he went on to co-found Untold Creative, a hybrid filmmaking studio where he currently serves as the creative director. He is a contributing writer for the Huffington Post and speaks regularly on the power of storytelling as a tool in the ongoing fight for human rights around the world.

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Director Statement

There are roughly eleven million undocumented immigrants currently living in the
US. Two-thirds have lived in this country for more than a decade and have fled countless cases of corruption and violence in search of basic opportunity for their families.

While dramatized in the film, Ana's story is one that encapsulates the dream turned
nightmare facing so many immigrants today. The story serves to humanize her
struggle and in so doing quietly ask larger questions about what kind of a society we are accepting. One in which our common values of hard work, family and increased opportunity for all give way to a more narrow American story in which far too many people are forced to make impossible choices for those they love.

What unfolds is a profoundly humane portrait of one mother’s choices against all
odds as well as a picture of a country that makes no space for a group of people who often have no where else to call home. The story itself is engaging with universal human appeal all set against the backdrop of the single greatest human rights story our country faces today.