In Ballast, a single mother and her embattled son struggle to subsist in a small Mississippi Delta township. An act of violence thrusts them into the world of an emotionally devastated highway storeowner, thus awakening the fury of a bitter and longstanding conflict. We recently caught up with writer/director Lance Hammer to talk extensively with him about this hard-hitting drama. To watch our exclusive video interview with the man, click on the clip below:

Ballast will open in limited release across the country throughout October and November.