Hitler’s new secret weapon hits a transport ship in WWII killing over 1,000 US soldiers. The radio-guided missile attack resulted in the greatest loss of life at sea by enemy action in the history of US war. However, the German assault on the HMT Rohna was erased from history, along with the men who died when the burning ship sank to the bottom of the sea. The US War Department declared the Rohna attack “Classified” ordering all survivors to remain silent in a cover-up scandal that left a thousand Gold Star families in the dark. 50 years later, one survivor decided...it was time to tell the truth.
The ROHNA: CLASSIFIED feature documentary is in production.
BROTHERS Broke and alone, two brothers who drank away their inheritance start a new life together while trying to put their troubled past behind them. Living off the grid, their innovative ability to survive went on for four years…until one of them decided it was time to get out.
DESTINY’S BRIDGE A homeless minister stands up to a NJ town that is evicting him, along with 80 other people living in the woods. Police raids and a lawsuit bring uncertainty to Tent City residents as they stake claim to the land that they have been living on for eight years.
BEFORE YOU LEAVE Nashville singer songwriter, Mary Gauthier, searches for the truth about her adoption after realizing that her deepest wounds stem from her abandonment. In her own words and through her music, she shares personal thoughts about her life and her adoption.
ELIO An award winning film produced for the Pulitzer Center in Washington DC. This documentary film highlights a day in the life of Elio Madonia, a man who has dedicated the last 25 years of his life building homes for poor families living in shacks.
Jack Ballo’s first film, DAVID PEEL - ROCK N ROLL OUTLAW (1985). David Peel recently passed away, reminding us of this Ultravision gem about a NYC activist who used his music for social and political change. He was on Elektra Records and was also produced by John Lennon on Apple Records.
TRUCK DRIVING MAMA 82 year old Margarette Kirsch jumps on an 18 wheeler with singer songwriter Annabella Wood to fulfill her dream to be a Trucker. This promotional video was made for the Twilight Wish Foundation which grants wishes to deserving seniors.
SAVE GREEK'S PLAYLAND This film was made to support a recreational facility designed by its owner to allow disabled children and adults throughout the state enjoy a free day of fun. The 89 acre facility was closed for over a year due to zoning issues after operating for 38 years.
MISION TU PUEDES Fund raising was the goal of this informative short film that tells the story of one person's dream to bring education to the village that she grew up in. This film shows potential donors how important it is to educate children in a third world country.
THE DOO DAH MAN This award-winning independent film was written by Jack Ballo, along with the film's director Claude Green. The movie is based on the true story Ballo experienced hitchhiking across the country, when he was picked up in a stolen car by a con artist who broke out of prison.
Won Best Documentary at the 2018 Moscow Shorts International Film Festival in Russia.
Won Best SmartPhone movie at the 2018 Brighton Rocks Film Festival in the United Kingdom.
Won Best Smartphone Short at the 2018 Benicia Film Festival in California.
Won Best Feature Film at the 2018 Motion Mobile Film Festival in Switzerland.
The Destiny’s Bridge "Tiny House for the Homeless" film went on the road for a nine city tour starting in New Jersey and ending in Florida. The documentary was screened in communities along the East Coast where towns are looking at tiny houses as a housing alternative for the poor and homeless.
The Destiny's Bridge film premiere sold out the 350 seat Two River Theater in Red Bank, NJ on August 7, 2013, followed by several more sold out theaters. There were over 50 community screenings, each with a Q&A segment that started discussions about new ideas for housing the homeless.
A 58 second video clip from the Destiny’s Bridge documentary went viral after the Huffington Post ran a full page story about it. The Daily Mail in the UK followed with a story and then Yahoo placed the video on their home page bringing worldwide attention to the homeless crisis in the US
The Destiny's Bridge YouTube Movie Channel includes scenes from the film shoot that didn't make it into the movie. There are also stories and film clips on the channel about tiny houses along with news and updates about people who are in the documentary.
THE DOO DAH MAN, co-written by Jack Ballo and Claude Green was named “Best Feature Film” at the 2015 Carmarthen Bay Film Festival in the United Kingdom.
Ultravision Film’s latest feature documentary release DESTINY’S BRIDGE won Best Documentary in the 2014 Catskill Mountain Film Festival - Delhi, New York.
BEFORE YOU LEAVE won Best Short Documentary at the film’s World Premiere in the 2012 Garden State Film Festival - Asbury Park, NJ.
The ELIO film won third place in the Humanitarian category of the MY HERO International Film Festival. The documentary also won the Crisis Reporting competition sponsored by Sony and YouTube’s Project Report for the Pulitzer Center - Washington DC.