Lance Hammer

Following up his success in the 2004 BlueCat competition, Lance went on to win the Best Directing Award at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival for his short film BALLAST. He also won the Breakthrough Director Award at the Gotham Awards. The script was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and then went on to win Best First Feature at the Toronto Film Critics Association Awards. Roger Ebert gave the film four out of four stars saying, “Ballast inexorably grows and deepens and gathers power and absorbs us. I always say I hardly ever cry at sad films, but I sometimes do, just a little, at films about good people.”

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