The Moving Picture Boys (United States)

Jace Freeman and Sean Clark are award-winning directors creating narrative nonfiction documentaries in the American South. Utilizing a direct cinema approach, the duo has independently created several films including The Ballad of Shovels and Rope (2014) . Previously, The Moving Picture Boys created Nashville Docujournal, an innovative web series of cinematic journalism. Selected works from the series screened in the Smithsonian exhibit “The Way We Worked” as well as included in the duo’s feature Nashville 2012 (2013) which won the 2013 Nashville Film Festival award for Best Feature in Tennessee.


  • Baracoa
  • Saint Cloud Hill
  • The Ballad of Shovels and Rope
  • Nashville 2012
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