Marshall Curry

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Marshall Curry
Marshall Curry at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.jpg
Curry at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival
Born Summit, New Jersey

Marshall Curry is an American documentary filmmaker from New Jersey.

Film career[edit]

His first feature-length film, Street Fight, followed Cory Booker's first run for Mayor of Newark, New Jersey and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2006[1] and a News and Documentary Emmy. His second film, Racing Dreams, tells the story of two boys and a girl who aspire to race in NASCAR and won Best Documentary and was runner up for the Audience Award at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2009.[citation needed] His third film, If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, won the award for Best Documentary Editing at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, and earned him his second Academy Award nomination. In 2013 he was Executive Producer and additional editor of Mistaken For Strangers, a film about the rock band The National, which was opening night film at the Tribeca Film Festival. Curry's 2014 feature Point and Shoot followed Matthew VanDyke on his 35,000 mile motorcycle adventure that eventually led him to Libya, where he joined the rebels fighting dictator Muammar Gaddafi. It won Best Documentary at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival[2] and is being released theatrically by The Orchard.[3]

Early life[edit]

Curry grew up in Summit, New Jersey. graduating from Summit High School in 1988.[4] He attended Swarthmore College, graduating in 1992[5] having majored in comparative religion.[6] He was also a Jane Addams Fellow at Indiana University’s Center on Philanthropy.[7] Before his film-making success, Curry worked as senior producer at Icon Nicholson, a New York multimedia design firm.[8]

Curry lives in Brooklyn, New York.[9]


Film awards[edit]


• Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature – Street Fight, The 78th Annual Academy Awards 2006[14]

• Emmy Award for Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story: Long Form – Street Fight, 27th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards, 2006[16]

• Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature – If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, The 84th Annual Academy Awards 2012[17]

• Gotham Award for Best Documentary Feature – Point and Shoot, The 24th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards 2014

• IDA Documentary Award for Best Documentary Feature – Point and Shoot, The IDA Documentary Awards 2014


  1. ^ Nomination at Oscars[dead link]
  2. ^ O'Connell, Max (24 April 2014). "2014 Tribeca Film Festival Winners Include 'Zero Motivation,' 'Point and Shoot' and more". Indiewire. Retrieved 23 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Kilday, Greg (5 August 2014). "Marshall Curry's Tribeca-Winning Doc 'Point and Shoot' Goes to The Orchard". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 23 October 2014. 
  4. ^ The Smartest Guy in Summit?, a March 5, 2006 article from The New York Times
  5. ^ Marshall Curry '92 Chases Racing Dreams, His Second Award-Winning Documentary from Swarthmore College
  6. ^ [1], a January 25, 2012 article from Swarthmore College News
  7. ^ Street Fight press kit from Human Rights Watch
  8. ^ "Bio | Street Fight". POV. PBS. 2014-06-18. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  9. ^ "Bio | If a Tree Falls | POV". PBS. 2014-06-18. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  10. ^ "Street Fight". Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  11. ^ "Racing Dreams". Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  12. ^ "If a Tree Falls". Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  13. ^ "Point and Shoot". Retrieved 2014-10-23. 
  14. ^ a b "Street Fight - Filmmaker". ITVS. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  15. ^ "Ashland Independent Film Festival". Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  16. ^ a b "Award-winning Racing Dreams Follows Three Tweens With Supercharged NASCAR Ambitions; Special POV Broadcast Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 on PBS | Press Room | POV". PBS. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  17. ^ a b "If A Tree Falls | Bullfrog Films: 1-800-543-3764: Environmental DVDs and Educational DVDs". Bullfrog Films. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 

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