The director of 'Moonlight, Barry Jenkins, has disclosed his deals with many real elements of his own childhood. The filmmaker adapted the recently released drama from a play by Tarrell McCraney called 'In Moonlight, Black Boys Look Blue.' The movie has received an outstanding eight Oscar nominations. Jenkins said the play's narrative caught his eye because it shared similarities with his own "poor" and troubled upbringing. Jenkins said "The film's setting is crucial.