Our talented cast hails from the East and West coasts as well as the Dakotas and Midwest.

Robert Shields


The Long Look Back’s lead as Barry Morris,
Robert Shields is an experienced and dynamic stage performer. His past performances include star turns in Hamlet and MacBeth.

He’s also a graduate of Second City LA where he's currently performing.

Marissa Pistone

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An experienced actress in television and film, Marissa deals out quips as the no nonsense wife Jane, opposite co-star Robert Shields’ Barry.


DAniel Bielinski

Dan recently transitioned from an acting career in NYC to serve as Director of Theater at the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND. 

Dan plays Harris, the enigmatic bounty hunter pursuing Barry across the Dakotas.

He also stars in the  NYC feature "Ceresia" opposite Elena Tovar as well as starring in the short film The Good Father & You Beautiful Crazy Blind Cripple. Both shorts were filmed around North Dakota.

Harland Allen


Playing Shack Kazinski, Barry's hired hand who shares a rough camaraderie with the former outlaw.
Harland is local to the Black Hills area of South Dakota and is both an actor, and a musician as part of the Aces & Eights country duo.


Megdalina Gonzalez (Yellow Bird)

Magdalina Gonzalez (Yellow Bird) of Mandan ND is Sara Green, an independent woman living at the edge of the Reservation. Her distrust of a stranger like Barry is warranted but they discover they share an unexpected connection.

Magdalina's been a busy actress for local and regional promotional and educational video productions in and around the Bismarck-Mandan area. We're excited to have her on board!

Mike McNeil

Mike McNeil plays Burton Ross, an unlucky cowboy encountered along the trail by the outlaws.

A native of North Dakota Mike is an alumnus of the University Of North Dakota where he graduated with a BFA in Acting in 1998. He has appeared in two independent films including DEAD DOGS, directed by Clay Eide in 1998. The black and white film was shot in Grand Forks, ND and has received critical acclaim appearing at several independent film festivals including the Chicago Alternative Film Festival in 1999, Troia International Film Festival in 2001 and the Seattle International Film Festival in 1999 where the film earned the festivals American Independent Award for best film.

McNeil has more recently appeared in the independent short films THE GOOD FATHER and THE BADLANDS GIRL, both filmed in North Dakota.