An unlikely journey from Moscow to Nashville. An unforgettable true story.
The Ballad of Bering Strait follows a group of young classically-trained Russian musicians on their pursuit of country music stardom. Emmy Award-winning director Nina Gilden Seavey follows the unique and remarkable course of the young band and captures an insider's view as they leave their homes in Obninsk, Russia for an uncertain future in Nashville, Tennessee. Feeling so close to achieving success, the band records their self-titled debut album and soon embarks on a tumultuous three-year journey littered with record deals gone awry, unexpected personal sacrifice, hard-to-win audiences and a re-thinking of the American dream. Shot on location in Russia and the United States, The Ballad of Bering Strait debunks the myth of the overnight sensation and engrosses the audience in what it means to cross the boundaries and fuse cultures while never losing sight of your passion.