Lance Hammer

Finalist (2004)

After the 2004 competition, Lance wrote, directed, edited and distributed Ballast, which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. Lance won the Directing Award, and Ballast was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. Ballast was also nominated for the 2009 Independent Spirit Award and Best Film at the 2008 Gotham Awards, where Lance won the Breakthrough Director Award.

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