Trailer: Ballast

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Lance Hammer’s Ballast,a favorite among critics at Sundance ’08, landed him the Best Director award for his first outing. Shot with available light and employing non-professional actors in a bleak and blustery township in the Mississippi Delta, the story follows a trio connected by a traumatic loss and a shared burden of recovery. Starring Micheal J. Smith, JimMyron Ross, and Tarra Riggs. Scheduled release: October 1, 2008.

Ballast trailer

“Hammer quickly establishes himself with the only film he’s ever made as a humanist artist working confidently and quietly with the cinema’s most basic and expressive tools… [His] achievement is to create a thoroughly engrossing experience that attends to everyday life’s small (and in a few cases, significant) moments, and is certain to command high respect as a film that operates by its principles and engages audiences’ best human responses.” – Robert Koehler, Variety

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