Death On A Rock
Feature | 1 hour 22 minutes | 2015 | United States
SHOWTIME: 3:25PM – (All times are subject to change)
Portland filmmaker Scott Ballard’s (A STANDING STILL, WELCOMING DEPARTURE) latest feature follows a young woman coming to terms with a trying event in her life. Lillian’s (Rachael Perrell Fosket) bright outlook – she loves her job in a flower shop and has a sweet budding relationship with her boyfriend – is rocked by illness. Days spent in long term care at the hospital bring reflection, desperation, and some family tension. This vibrantly shot tale follows Lillian’s year of happiness, pain, and growth, told through flashbacks and drifting between memories and shifting consciousness. Seen through a framework of loss, Death On A Rock is a bittersweet tale balanced between tragedy and levity.
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Director: Scott Ballard
Scott Ballard is an award winning writer/director/producer/director of photography whose films have screened at festivals around the world. His most recent feature, A Standing Still won Best Feature & Best Cinematography at the Massachusetts International Film Festival, Audience Choice Best Feature at the Columbia Gorge International Film Festival, Best Cinematography at the Arizona International Film Festival and was nominated for Best Screenplay, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor at the Madrid International Film Festival. With over 12 years in the film industry in L.A., New Orleans, NYC, and Boston, Ballard now calls Portland, Oregon home where he is currently hard at work on his next feature film.
I have been making and working in Independent film for the past 12 years. In these last 6 years, I have been working in the Northwest USA, where the Indie and DIY spirit is alive and well. Working outside of a studio system provides some distinct challenges, but I prefer to focus my film on the raw talent and geographic beauty of Northwest Oregon and Washington.
I am interested in films that work by breaking up the typical narrative process, focusing on character’s inner conflict and experience via artistic and stylistic elements.
Death On A Rock is a very personal piece. The script provided me with the narrative space to explore the emotion of the film through the characters psychological experience.
This wraps up a trilogy of films focusing on death. My first feature film, Welcoming Departure, explored the death of a stranger. My second feature film, A Standing Still, explored the death of a character’s family member. Death On A Rock explores the death of the self.