Ballard producer’s film ‘Second Nature’ to debut soon

A Ballard resident has helped produce a film that takes a look at what would happen if gender roles were reversed.

Ballardite resident Susan LaSalle was part of an entirely Northwest-based crew and supporting staff for “Second Nature”, which was shot in the director Michael Cross’s hometown of Ellensburg. The film is showing September 8- 14 at Ark Lodge Cinemas (4816 Rainier Avenue South).

From the film’s synopsis:

When mayoral candidate Amanda (Collette Wolfe – “Interstellar,” “Hot Tub Time Machine”) uses a magic mirror to reverse the gender roles in her small town, she gains the upper hand on her womanizing opponent, Bret (Sam Huntington – “Superman Returns,” “Sully”). As each experiences life in the other’s shoes, they must decide which reality they prefer before they’re stuck in the flipped world forever.

“I love how the film shines a spotlight on gender inequality. People think it’s no longer an issue, they think it’s been dealt with,” LaSalle said.

Before she began producing feature films in 1999, LaSalle produced and managed over 200 documentaries, commercials and PSA’s in her early career. Her first feature film was “Mambo Cafe” written and directed by Reuben Gonzales and starred by Paul Rodriguez. She’s since produced the family film “Switchmas” starring Elliott Gould and David De Luise, “The Breach”, and Academy Award winning documentary “Deadly Deception”.

For more information about the film Second Nature, click here.

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