Ballast (2008)

Ballast
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 36mins.
Genres Drama, Family
Keywords suicide, tragedy
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
John J Hammer Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Andrew Adamson Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Mark Johnson Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Aimee Shieh Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Lance Hammer Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Lance Hammer Producer n/a 3 3000002
Nina F Parikh Producer n/a 3 3000001
Hurstine Watts Actor Lucky's 49 Customer 1 1000030
Donald Johnson Actor Lucky's 49 Customer 1 1000029
Fredrick Harris Actor Beer Delivery Man 1 1000031
Willie Nason Actor Beer Delivery Man 1 1000032
Lance Hammer Director n/a 2 2000001
Juan Mazara Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Lol Crawley Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Kent Sparling Rerecording Mixer n/a 120856 14000001
Caroline Eselin Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Kent Sparling Sound Designer n/a 120915 14000002
Sam Watson Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000003
Julia Shirar Supervising Sound Editor n/a 328 14000004
Francine Thomas Casting Director n/a 157 10000001
Jerel Levanway Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Lance Hammer Editor n/a 172 7000001
Clora T Handy Music Arranger ("I'll Wait On Jesus") 121019 8000001
Ann Nichols Music Arranger ("I'll Wait On Jesus") 121019 8000002
Canton Gospel Chorus Song Performer ("I'll Wait On Jesus") 120788 8000003
Rafe D Simpson Actor Simpson's Grocery Clerk 1 1000028
Zachary Coleman Actor Attorney 1 1000027
Lawrence Jackson Actor Teenager 1 1000010
Marquice Alexander Actor Teenager 1 1000009
Jeremy Jordan Actor Paramedic 1 1000011
Steve Cabell Actor Paramedic 1 1000012
Sam Dobbins Actor Ambulance Driver 1 1000013
Marcus Alexander Actor Teenager 1 1000008
Jean Paul Guillory Actor Teenager 1 1000007
Tarra Riggs Actor Marlee 1 1000003
JimMyron Ross Actor James 1 1000002
Johnny McPhail Actor John 1 1000004
Ventress Bonner Actor Teenager 1 1000005
Jimez Alexander Actor Teenager 1 1000006
Neil Pettigrew Actor Dispatcher Voice 1 1000014
Dr. Sanjib Shrestha Actor Dr. Shrestha 1 1000015
Albert Jay Levy Actor Social Worker 1 1000023
Lance Anderson Actor Radiology 1 1000022
Edward Whitehaed II Actor Forensic Pathologist 1 1000024
Patricia Lee Actor Marlee's Neighbor 1 1000025
Earl Ray Actor Marlee's Neighbor 1 1000026
Darla Johnson Lloyd Actor Respiratory 1 1000021
Cassandra Campbell Actor Lab 1 1000020
Carol Clark Actor Nurse 1 1000016
Lee G Beck Actor Nurse 1 1000017
Michael Johnston Actor Nurse 1 1000018
Valeace Bright Actor Nurse 1 1000019
Micheal J Smith Sr. Actor Lawrence 1 1000001
Synopsis
In the cold, winter light of the rural Mississippi Delta, Marlee, a single African-American mother, struggles to scratch a living for herself and her 12-year-old son, James, who has begun to stumble under drug and violence pressures. So when the opportunity to seek safe harbor at a new home arises, she grabs it, even though the property is shared by Lawrence, a man with whom she has a long and bitter past. With circumstances thrusting them into proximity, a subtle interdependence and common purpose emerge for Marlee and Lawrence, as they tend to old wounds, test new waters, and tentatively move forward.