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12 O'Clock Boys

Pug, a wisecracking 13 year old living on a dangerous Westside block, has one goal in mind: to join The 12 O’Clock Boys; the notorious urban dirt-bike gang of Baltimore. Converging from all parts of the inner city, they invade the streets and clash with police, who are forbidden to chase the bikes for fear of endangering the public. Pug looks to the pack for mentorship, spurred by their dangerous lifestyle. He narrates their world as if explaining a dreamscape, complemented with unprecedented, action-packed coverage of the riders in their element. The film presents the pivotal years of change in a boy’s life growing up in one of the most dangerous and economically depressed cities in the US.

Director: Lotfy Nathan

Executive Producer: Taylor Gillespie

Producer: Lotfy Nathan, John Kassab, Eric Blair

Cinematographer: Lotfy Nathan

Editor: Thomas Niles

Music: Joe Williams

Additional Credits: Second Unit Camera: John Benam, Associate Producer: Tom Colley, Associate Producer: Ted Marcus, Consulting Editor: Ian Olds, Production Assistant: Larry Jackson


Lotfy Nathan, 26, is a fellow of the Garrett Scott Foundation, IFP Lab, IFP Spotlight, and a recipient of the Grainger Marburg Grant. His first film: “12 O’Clock Boys” has had preview screenings at Lincoln Center, IFC Center, Rooftop film festival, and Full Frame Festival. He was recently accepted to the Columbia University MFA Film Program.

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