Marshall Curry, the Director of Street Fight, wins the Steve Lehman 6 Gold Star Award™ for his priceless footage of Rich McGrath, Sharpe James’ Campaign Spokesperson. Street Fight is an excellent political documentary about the Newark, NJ election for mayor. In the film Marshall managed to get this great footage of Rich McGrath, admitting he thought Sharpe James’ treatment of the press was embarrassing (the footage starts 29 minutes and 53 seconds into the film).
As a person with a lot of experience dealing with handlers and PR types, etc., I loved the moment and spontaneously gave Marshall the SL6™ that he deserved. I can’t stand public officials who restrict access to the media and this footage was such a perfect “blank off.” It’s very hard to capture something like that film.
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Marshall Curry Professional Biography
Producer, Director, Editor, Director of Photography
Marshall Curry was the director, producer, director of photography, and editor of the Academy Award-nominated documentary, STREET FIGHT.
STREET FIGHT won numerous awards, including the Audience Awards at the Tribeca Film Festival, AFI/Discovery SilverDocs Festival, and Hot Docs Festival. It also received the Jury Prize for Best International Documentary at Hot Docs and was nominated for a Writers Guild of America (WGA) Award. In 2006 it was nominated for a News and Documentary Emmy.
The critically praised film was called “extraordinary” by David Denby (The New Yorker), “vastly entertaining” by John Anderson (Variety), and “filmmaking of the first order” by Scott Foundas (L.A. Weekly).
In 2005 Marshall was selected by Filmmaker Magazine as one of "25 New Faces of Independent Film", and he was awarded the International Documentary Association (IDA) Jacqueline Donnet Filmmaker Award.
In 2007 he received the International Trailblazer Award at MIPDOC in Cannes.
He has been a guest lecturer at Harvard, Duke, NYU, and other colleges, and he has served on juries for the International Documentary Association and Hot Docs Film Festival.
Before making STREET FIGHT, Marshall worked for a number of years as a Senior Producer at Icon Nicholson, a New York multimedia design firm, where he produced and directed interactive documentaries and websites for the Mashantucket Pequot Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and others.
Independently, he has shot, edited, and directed a number of short films including THE DAY THE INDIANS WON, (for the Rainforest Foundation US), which tells the story of the Panará Indians in Brazil who successfully won back their land, and NEGRIL ELEMENTARY, (for the Rockhouse Foundation), which chronicles an education project in Jamaica.
Prior to filmmaking, Marshall taught English in Guanajuato, Mexico, worked in public radio, and taught government in Washington DC.
He is a graduate of Swarthmore College where he studied Comparative Religion and was a Eugene Lang Scholar. He was also a Jane Addams Fellow at Indiana University's Center on Philanthropy, where he wrote about the history, philosophy, and economics of non-profits.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Marshall Curry Nabs SL6™ For The Priceless Footage of Sharpe James’ Campaign Spokesman.
Posted by Steve Lehman at 11:36 AM
Labels: 07105, 6 GOLD STAR AWARD™, brooklyn, cory booker, marshall curry, mayor, newark, nj, NY, politics, sharpe james, steve lehman, STEVE LEHMAN 6 GOLD STAR AWARD™, street fight
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