Private Project


At a community TV station, in a small Texas town, we find artists, mathematicians, yoga instructors, computer programmers, old hippies, the slightly crazy and the unrequited.. The three main characters illustrate the dynamics going on. Paul, the artist, is a widower who has gone into his own little world and convinced himself that he is happy right there. Mary, the mathematician, is hiding a big lie and she finally decides to reveal who she really is. Rusty, a one-time, hotshot radio guy, is determined to reclaim the past and is slowly consumed by his fantasies and obsessions. Lives intertwined, these people nudge each other into confessions, confrontations and new expectations.

  • Rodger Marion
    Impasse (2011)
  • Rodger Marion
  • Rodger Marion
  • John Daws
    Key Cast
    Joe (2013)
  • Carla Daws
    Key Cast
  • Jason Foreman
    Key Cast
  • Tiffany Patch
    Key Cast
  • Celeste Coburn
    Key Cast
  • Jay Pennington
    Key Cast
  • Rob Mahoney
    Key Cast
  • Deanna Lalich
    Key Cast
  • Jason Marion
    Composer & Audio Recordist
  • Andrea Ballentine
    Assistant Director
  • Jane Knaus
    Line Producer
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Family, Romance
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 36 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 15, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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    United States
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  • Corral Theater
    Wimberley, Texas
    May 14, 2015
  • Lantex Theater
    Llano, Texas
    September 11, 2015
  • Odeon Theater
    Mason, Texas
    October 14, 2015
  • Sanctuary in the Village
    Wimberley, Texas
    June 7, 2015
    Fundraiser for flood relief
Director Biography - Rodger Marion

Rodger Marion was once voted a CINE Golden Eagle award for a film about cars. Since then, he has made films about people. He grew up in Northern California and now lives in the Texas Hill Country. He served in the US Air Force, graduated from the University of Kentucky, raised two sons with his wife, Dianne, and is a professor emeritus at the University of Texas. He is the resident dramaturg at the Wimberley Players Theater, performs with the Wimberley Valley Radio Players and produces motion pictures set in Wimberley and the Hill Country.

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Director Statement

My two feature films, Nudged (2015) and Impasse (2011), examine the many ways people become stuck in their lives and how interacting with others moves them into new roles, situations and expectations.