Five Minute Form

Portland director Scott Ballard turns his focus to the world of writers as he engages award-winning local and regional authors on their creative process. Lifting the veil on work of novelists, poets, songwriters, and memoirists, interviews are accompanied with short readings accompanied by visual collages inspired by the works. Among the authors included are PEN Hemingway Award Finalist for First Fiction, Margaret Malone; Ken Kesey Fiction Award winner Willy Vlautin; author and screenwriter (Wendy & Lucy, Meek’s Cutoff) Jon Raymond; and Guggenheim Fellow Peter Rock. Join us for a reception with readings and short musical performance before the film, which will be followed by a Q&A with Scott Ballard.

Appears in: Northwest Tracking

Genres: Documentary

Other Films by Scott Ballard

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

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