By Marcina Zaccaria
A directorial debut from Chris Lowell, Beside Still Waters
wades through ripples of sorrow before discovering that friendship can steady the stormiest waters.
It is an honorable film by Lowell, who acted in the Oscar nominated movie, The Help
and the box office hit, Veronica Mars
. Beside Still Waters
won both the Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2013 Austin Film Festival. A finalist for the Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab with his first screenplay, The Bridgewater Umbrella,
Lowell considers sorrow and unexpected tragedy with his latest effort.
The truth comes out when a group of friends visits an old lake house, after the unfortunate death of the lead character’s parents. Ryan Eggold, as Daniel, never misses the opportunity for connection or the chance to share his story. When moving out of the house, the friends recall old times, as they sort through their past.