• Shortlisted for a 2021 Cannes Young Director Award
  • Official Selection, Mountainfilm 2021
  • “… A grim, almost blackly comic example of corporate power. Compounded by ashen colour grading and shots of mining's heydey, 'The Both of Me' is a tough look at a region on life support. However, Nelson's dignified presence and insights reward hardy viewers until the bitter end.” - Andrew MacGregor, DavidReviews.tv
  • “Beyond the drivel of any Hillbilly Elegy and its grotesque depictions of Appalachia, The Both of Me allows Nelson to deliver a raw coal miner's elegy in 18 minutes—informative, astonishing, and gripping minutes that go to the source of truth and reckoning.” - Jeff Biggers, Common Dreams
  • “The Both of Me unfolds like a eulogy — memorializing a way of life, a trade and the Appalachian communities whose death came at the hands of the coal industry. Told largely through Chuck Nelson, a third-generation miner who toiled underground for more than 20 years, it lays bare how the industry leaves behind scarred land and bereft people.” - Mountainfilm


Director / Writer: Brandon Lavoie

Executive Producers: Brady Darragh, Brandon Lavoie, Jared Levy

Producer: Ivan Lafayette

Associate Producer: Chris Bellizzi

Director of Photography: Jared Levy

A-Cam Operator: Jared Levy

MoVi Operator: Sam Wood

1st AC: Andrew Peister

Sound Recordist: Jose Gorritti

Gaffer: Alex Rizzo

Key Grip: Shepherd Lashley

Grip: Andrew Jordan

Grip and Electric provided by Bright Guys

Drone Services: Flying Monster

Drone Pilot: Dexter Kennedy

Drone Cam-Op: Jared Levy

Drone Tech: Andrew Peister


Editor: Brady Darragh

Original Score: Jonathan Sigsworth

Visual Effects: Casey Drogin

Additional Visual Effects - Lindytown Sequence: Carbon VFX

Carbon Flame Artist: Michael Sarabia

Carbon Executive Producer: Laurie Adrianopoli

Sound Design & Mix: DEFACTO

Post Sound Producer: Samantha Schneble

Color: Nice Shoes

Color Producer: Serena Bove

Colorist: Phil Choe

Color Assistant: Zachariah Lewis