Terence Nance (born 1982) is an American artist, musician and film director from Dallas, Texas. He is best known for his directing debut An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, and as the creator of HBO’s sketch show Random Acts of Flyness.
Nance’s 2012 film An Oversimplification of Her Beauty incorporates an earlier short film, animation and an original score. It premiered in the Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier section in 2012 and was also screened as part of the 2012 New Directors/New Films Festival in New York. Scholar Terri Francis has described it as “…an experimental film…that recreates the unspoken space amid friendship and relationships. Starring Terence Nance himself and the girl with whom he is caught up in this difficult dance, the film shifts between reconstruction and reimagining using both animation and live action.” The film was also featured at a screening as part of the Afrofuturist Film Festival at the New School on 3 May 2015.
In August 2018, Nance’s TV series Random Acts of Flyness debuted on HBO.
Nance was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2014.
In September 2018, Nance was announced as the director of the sequel of Space Jam.