The Moving Picture Boys


Narrative nonfiction filmmakers in the American South.


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 Saint Cloud Hill, and The Ballad of Shovels and Rope (2014) which won Best Feature Documentary at the 2014 Port Townsend Film Festival and Best Tennessee Feature at the 2014 Nashville Film Festival. They share co-director credits on the forthcoming Baracoa (2019), a new docufiction nominated for the Glashütte Original Documentary Award at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival and selected for Vision du Réels’ 2018 docs-in-progress workshop.

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’s award for Best Feature in Tennessee.