Death On A Rock

Death On A Rock

Death On A Rock

Written & Directed by Scott Ballard

The film 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— is rocked by illness. Days spent in long term care at the hospital bring reflection, desperation, and some family tension. This vibrantly shot tale follows Lillian’s year of happiness, pain, and growth, told through flashbacks and drifting between memories and shifting consciousness. Seen through  a framework of loss, Death On A Rock is a bittersweet tale balanced between tragedy and levity. / /

Twitter: @DeathOnARock  Instagram: DeathOnARock

2015 - Feature Film - RAW HD - 80 Minutes

WINNER Best Narrative Feature Film, Ozark Foothills Film Fest, 2016

WINNER Best Actress, LA Indie Film Festival, 2015

WINNER Best Ensemble, LA Indie Film Festival, 2015

WINNER Best Editing, Southampton International Film Festival Film Festival (UK), 2015

WINNER Best Female Role, Philadelphia Independent Film Festival, 2015

WINNER Grand Jury Prize Best Feature, Columbia Gorge Int. Film Festival, 2015

WINNER Award of Excellence, Rincon International Film Festival (Puerto Rico), 2016

WINNER Best Narrative Film, Boise International Film Festival, 2016

WINNER Best Actor & Best Cinematography & NOMINATED Best Supporting Actor, Best Feature, Best Score & Best Director Portsmouth International Film Festival (UK), 2016

NOMINATED Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography, Southampton International Film Festival Film Festival (UK), 2015

NOMINATED Best Feature, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Director & Best Screenplay, Massachusetts International Film Festival, 2016


2017 Official Selection: Cordoba International Film Festival, 2017 (Columbia); Durango Independent Film Festival, 2017

2016 Official Selection: Indie Gathering Film Festival, Salento International Film Festival (Italy), Bahamas International Film Festival, Sunrise International Film Festival, Sweden International Film Festival, Riverside International Film Festival, Albuquerque Film & Music Experience, Poppy Jasper International Film Festival, Manhattan Film Festival, Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival, Trenton Film Fest, Maryland International Film Festival, Bronx Independent Film Festival,  Dingle International Film Festival (Ireland), Cinema On The Bayou Film Festival, Pasadena International Film Festival, Great Lakes International Film Festival, Italy International Film Festival, Cabo Verde International Film Festival

2015 Official Selection: Anchorage International Film Festival, 42nd Northwest Filmmakers’ Fest, Portland Film Festival, Arizona International Film Festival, Madrid International Film Festival       


Rachael Perrell-Fosket - Lillian


Erin McGarry - Beth

Katy Beckemeyer - Alice

Daniel Purcell - Male Nurse

Joe von Appen - Jeff

Sara Robbin - Ashley

Brighid Thomas - Angela

Michael Draper - Bartender

Dicky Dahl - Dean

Alicia McDaid - Dancing Waitress

Linda Mraz - Lillian's Mother

Lori Clark - Nurse #2

Lawrence Siulagi - Doctor

Rebecca Sanborn - Cafe Waitress

Suzanne Owens-­Duval - Eve

Sylvia Glazier - Kara


Written & Directed by Scott Ballard


Produced by Meghan Lybrand, Scott Ballard & Jordan Eusebio

Onward Three Films and Scott Ballard Films

Edited by Kelly McGillicuddy

Assistant Director - Jordan Eusebio

Second Assistant Director - Meghan Lybrand

Director of Photography - Kevin Forrest

Line Producer - Sarah Prevo

Art Director / Props- Christina Owen

Hair & Make-up - Sarah Prevo

Music Composed by - Rebecca Sanborn

Sound Designer - Jordan Eusebio

Associate Producers

Emanuel AG

Marc Davison

Eduardo Eusebio

Jennifer Courtney

Mary-Pat Forrest

Lisa Allen Lybrand

Scarlett Ballard

Steve Ballard
Angie O’Hare


Production Sound - Edward P. Davee

1st AC - Daniella Gleeson

2nd AC - Adrian Caputo

Additional 1st AC - Adrian Caputo

Additional 2nd AC - Jeff Colia


Gaffer - 

Josh Smith

Erik Fauske


Grip - 

Adam Lobaugh

Jeff Colia


Wardrobe -

Tanya Smith

Amy Rosko

Jayme Hansen

Wardrobe PA - Julie Entrekin


Set Photographers - 

Misha Ashton­-Moore

Angie O’Hare



Jeff Colia

Additional DIT

Adam Miller

Adam Lobaugh


Foley Artist

Noah Eusebio



Christian Eusebio


Color Timing

Eric Rosen



Production Assistance by

Steve Ballard

Angie O’Hare

Scarlett Ballard

Misha Ashton-Moore

Ryan Lloyd


Craft Services Provided by

Scarlett Ballard

Angie O’Hare

Sarah Prevo


Score Written by

Rebecca Sanborn


Score Performed by

Rebecca Sanborn



Written & Performed by Rebecca Sanborn

©2015 Rebecca Sanborn


There Was A Time

Written by Rebecca Sanborn

Performed by Ji Tanzer & Rebecca Sanborn

©2015 Rebecca Sanborn


The Emerald Palace

Written & Performed by Rebecca Sanborn

©2015 Rebecca Sanborn


“Times Are Low”
Written by Rebecca Sanborn

Performed by Swansea

©2015 Rebecca Sanborn


“Red Mittens”

Written by Rebecca Sanborn

Performed by Swansea

©2015 Rebecca Sanborn


“You’re All Going To Die”

Written & Performed by Copy

from the album Chosen Atmospheric Pieces

Gold Robot Records

©2015 Marius Libman


“Karate Eyes”

Written & Performed by Copy

from the album Designed Entropy

Gold Robot Records

©2009 Marius Libman



Written & Performed by Plants

From the album “Totem”

©2006 Audio Dregs


“Upstairs, Outside”

Written & Performed by Corrina Repp

From the album “I Take On Your Days”

©2010 Hush Records


Television Background Provided by

“Marriage Saver” *Patent Pending

Courtesy of Dave Morales


Print Art

Christina Owen


Location Artwork

Christina Owen

Misha Ashton-Moore

Angie O’Hara


Shot On Location In

Portland, Oregon

Bellingham, Washington

Hood River, Oregon

Florence, Oregon

Cannon Beach, Oregon