MARSHALL CURRY is an Academy Award®-winning filmmaker who has directed both documentary and fiction films. Most recently, Curry won the Oscar for The Neighbors’ Window, a short narrative film that he wrote and directed. He was previously nominated for an Oscar and an Emmy for his documentary Street Fight, which follows Cory Booker’s first run for mayor of Newark, NJ. His follow-up documentary, Racing Dreams, tells the story of two boys and a girl who live in rural America and dream of one day racing in NASCAR. It won numerous awards, including Best Documentary Feature at the Tribeca Film Festival, and aired on PBS and the BBC. His third film, If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, peels back the layers of a radical environmental group that the FBI called the number one domestic terrorist group in the United States. That film won the award for Best Documentary Editing at the Sundance Film Festival and went on to be nominated for an Oscar. Marshall was Executive Producer and an additional editor of Mistaken For Strangers, a comedy rock-doc about indie band The National. In 2014, Curry directed and edited Point and Shoot, a documentary about a young Baltimore native who set out on a 30,000-mile motorcycle trip through Northern Africa and the Middle East and wound up joining the rebels in Libya fighting Gaddafi. It won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival and was released in theaters and aired on PBS and the BBC. Curry is a graduate of Swarthmore College where he studied Comparative Religion and has been a guest lecturer at Harvard, Duke, Columbia, NYU, and other colleges.
FIELD OF VISION is a filmmaker-driven documentary unit that commissions and creates original short-form nonfiction films about developing and ongoing stories around the globe. They produce cinematic work that tells the stories of our world from new perspectives. Inspired by past projects such as World in Action and Life Magazine, their work includes individual short and feature-length films, episodic series, and thematic approaches to a single topic by multiple filmmakers, deep-dive investigations pairing filmmakers with journalists, and rapid-response assignments and collaborations with artists across mediums. They are committed to short-form because it allows filmmakers to respond quickly, take creative risks, reach wide audiences, explore new ways of storytelling and make films with a faster production cycle. They are committed to making cinematic work that tells the stories of our world from different perspectives. Their films are distributed through a variety of partners including news organizations, film festivals, online platforms, broadcast, streaming and cable. Field of Vision provides filmmakers the necessary support and resources to create their films.
FIRST LOOK MEDIA launched in 2013 and is a multi-platform media company devoted to supporting independent voices. Field of Vision is a project of First Look Media. First Look Media produces and distributes content in a wide range of forms including feature films, short-form video, podcasts, interactive media and long-form journalism.
Directed, produced and edited by Marshall Curry
Archival Research: Rich Remsberg
Executive Producers: Laura Poitras, Charlotte Cook
Music: James Baxter
Re-Recording Mixer: Paul Hsu Mixed at C5, inc, New York
Colorist: Sandy Patch
Post Production Services: Final Frame
Post Production Assistant: Ian Kelly
Jane and Rivers Curry
National Archives and Records Administration
UCLA Film & Television Archive
Grinberg Film Library
For Field of Vision:
Supervising Producer: Anne Neczypor
Managing Editor: Bryce Renninger
Production Manager: Farihah Zaman
Data Manager: Mark Lukenbill
Editorial Coordinator: June Jennings
© 2017 Marshall Curry Productions, LLC