October 1, 2008
Studio: Alluvial Film Co.
Director: Lance Hammer
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriter: Lance Hammer
Starring: Micheal J. Smith Sr., Jim Myron Ross, Tarra Riggs, Johnny McPhail
Copyright Holder: N/A
Official website: Ballastfilm.com
A young boy drifts through the spare flatlands of a wintry Mississippi township and a middle-aged man sits in his rural home, frozen in grief after his brother's suicide. These striking images set in motion a riveting story of three people trying to reposition their lives after experiencing a traumatic loss. Lance Hammer won the best director award at the 2008 Sundance Film festival for his assured hand with which he tells a delicate, quietly unfolding story using understated means and non-professionals from the Mississippi Delta.