Parker's Anchor (2017) Trailer

A PURPOSE PICTURES PRODUCTION

WRITTEN BY RYAN & JENNICA SCHWARTZMAN • DIRECTED BY MARC HAMPSON

STARRING JENNICA SCHWARTZMAN, CHRISTOPHER MARQUETTE, AMY ARGYLE, RYAN SCHWARTZMAN, PENNY JERALD JOHNSON & MICHAEL BEACH

THE STORY

Grieving a great loss, Krystal Parker finds peace in reuniting with her childhood best friend. She builds strength in stepping out into the world and with the support of a small town community, she finds love when she opens herself to new possibilities.

DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT

I was involved with Parker’s Anchor as a friend, a peer and a colleague long before I was approached to be involved in the project directly. Back when it had a different name - some of the characters did different things and all the early ways that scripts seem so foreign on reflection at such a distance. I gave thoughts and started arguments. Some were heard and some were brushed off as I was merely a tourist spending a day in someone else’s world I had not yet lived in.

And then one day I was asked to direct. Though I had an existing relationship both personal and working, this was a bit of a surprise. My sister, who co-wrote and would be starring in the film had decided that while we had talked openly about other filmmakers working on the project - when it came down to it - she knew she trusted me to paint the picture the way she hoped it would come together. She knew she wanted me walking her through some of the hard moments Krystal Parker was going to embark on. I am grateful for that opportunity.

Trust is powerful and necessary thing in a working relationship. It’s empowering and is shown through love, respect and listening to the needs of the other. It’s remembering the “relationship” part of the term. I put all of my trust in the team of artists I’m lucky enough to be surrounded by on set and in post every day.

When efforts to build on the story took the film in the wrong direction, we worked to correct it. When one emotional beat engulfed an entire act of the film, we asked questions and found our way back. And two days before our final film delivery an important moment kept changing, but we found the answer that was hiding there since it’s inception - we just had to look hard enough and ask the right questions. We had to stay true Krystal’s journey and trust the process.

We hope that Parker’s Anchor is embraced by audiences. But to be honest - it’s really only important to me that my sister likes it.

-Marc Hampson, Director

       
     
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THE STORY

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