Lance Hammer

Director, Writer
Lance Hammer helped to redefine the concept of independent film with his 2008 feature debut, "Ballast. " The former architecture student and artist drew inspiration from the European scene of the 1960s and the landscape ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1966 in Ventura, California, USA

Filmography

Art Department (2)

The Man Who Wasn't There 2001 (Movie)

(Assistant Art Director)

Practical Magic 1998 (Movie)

(Art Director)
Director (1)

Ballast 2008 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (1)

Ballast 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (1)

Ballast 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Editor (1)

Ballast 2008 (Movie)

(Editor)
Visual Effects & Animation (1)

Batman & Robin 1997 (Movie)

digital design associates (Visual Effects)

Biography

Lance Hammer helped to redefine the concept of independent film with his 2008 feature debut, "Ballast. " The former architecture student and artist drew inspiration from the European scene of the 1960s and the landscape of the Mississippi Delta for the film, which detailed the relationship between three emotionally displaced souls in the grip of poverty. The largely improvised feature took two years to complete but won Hammer considerable acclaim and awards from critical circles, which helped to confirm his status as a filmmaker with a refreshingly unique cinematic vision.

EDUCATION

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California 1992

Milestones

2008

Nominated for the 2008 Independent Spirit Award for Best Director ("Ballast")

2008

Nominated for the 2008 Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay ("Ballast")

2008

Nominated for the 2008 Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature ("Ballast")

2007

Feature film debut, "Ballast"; also served as the films editor

2002

Short film debut, "Issaquena"

2001

Credited as assistant art director for the Coen Brothers' "The Man Who Wasn't There"

1997

Created digital effects for "Batman and Robin"

1995

Hired by Warner Bros. to create a three-dimensional Gotham City for "Batman Forever"

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