Ride or Die: 12 O’Clock Boys


This is the coming of age of a young boy seeking love, comradery and brotherhood in a city known for its criminal activity. Pug, a thirteen year old boy living on a dangerous Westside block, has one desire – to be a member of 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 ruthless 12 O’Clock Boys for mentorship, fueled by their lawless and fearless lifestyle. Pug narrates their world as if explaining a dreamscape, complemented with unprecedented, action-packed coverage of the riders in their element, guided by the riders themselves as they take to the streets and clash with Police.

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 United States.

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12 O’Clock Boys

A film by: SXSW

Director & Cinematographer by: Lotfy Nathan

Executive Producer: Taylor Gillespie

Producer: Lotfy Nathan, John Kassab, Eric Blair

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


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