About GoingLong Productions
GoingLong Productions LLC is an East Coast-based production company founded by Joe Lawless. GoingLong’s mission is to look for and obtain new projects and develop high quality entertainment ranging from feature films to gritty documentaries and television, internet and social media. A recent addition to GoingLong’s slate is the story of Jack Apsche, the psychologist who untangled the mind of the serial killer who was one of the real life models for Hanibal Lector and Buffalo Bill in the film Silence of the Lambs, while leaving behind a life of violence, drug and sex addiction. Joe describes Jack’s story of redemption as “truly mesmerizing.” In addition to his many films in development, Joe has also invested in the revival of the iconic musical Cats on Broadway. Produced by Lord Andrew Lloyd Weber, the revival boasts original Cats director Trevor Nunn and a new choreographer, Tony Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton), to tweak the original, classic choreography of Dame Gillian Lynne. He was also an investor in American Psycho: the Musical. GoingLong also associated with veteran Hollywood producer Steve Longi (Hacksaw Ridge; Youth in Revolt; Charlie Bartlett; Prayers for Bobby) to obtain the rights to two exciting new projects: “Secrets of the Mayans: Revealed” and “Unsinkable: The Abby Sunderland Story.”
Joe Lawless (President/CEO). A proud member of AEA and SAG/AFTRA, Lawless recently completed filming Welcome to New York, the story of the Dominique Strauss-Kahn sex scandal of 2011. Directed by noted filmmaker Abel Ferrara, Joe appears opposite two international film icons, Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee Gerard Depardieu and Golden Globe winner & Emmy nominee Jacqueline Bisset. He has also appeared on stage in Mame (opposite Broadway legend Andrea McArdle), Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, A Moon for the Misbegotten and the Philadelphia Fringe Festival’s world premiere of Ben, winning a Best Performance award for his portrayal of founding father John Adams.
Joe was previously a practicing Philadelphia criminal lawyer and brings a colorful and varied background to the film industry as a nationally known trial lawyer, television commentator and author. Hollywood screenwriter Dan Gordon (The Hurricane; Wyatt Earp; Murder in the First) has described Mr. Lawless as “
a modern day gunslinger.” CNN’s Nancy Grace has stated that, “Joe Lawless was one of the best, in court or on the air.” He is also the author of Prosecutorial Misconduct, 4th Ed. (Lexis 2010) (foreword by Prof. Alan M. Dershowitz), first published in 1985 and considered the definitive treatise on the topic.