A Standing Still

VISITING ARTIST—Scott Ballard, who has worked extensively as a cinematographer and short filmmaker, follows up his first feature WELCOMING DEPARTURE (2012) with this story of a young recluse. A STANDING STILL revolves around Allison (Sara Robbin), who works as a fire lookout in the forest and struggles with the future in the midst of loss and displacement. When she is called down early for a medical emergency with her father, she is forced to face the present and the past that has led her there. Shot on location in Portland; Cannon Beach; Bellingham, Washington; and the Willamette National Forest.

Appears in: Northwest Tracking

Genres: Drama

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Death on a Rock

Portland filmmaker and Film Center instructor, 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 (Joe Von Appen)— is