Two-time Academy Award nominee Marshall Curry talks about getting to the heart of the story.
These elements are central to any story, whether it’s a web video shot on an iphone, or a mega-budget theatrical film.
Filmmakers use these elements to craft stories that connect us to other people, and their situations.
Marshall Curry’s If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front takes us into the life of a convicted “eco-terrorist” to look at how a New York City kid, who hadn’t so much as seen wilderness growing up, gets involved with a radical environmental group.
“I like having an excuse to go into people’s lives and ask them personal questions about what they do and why they do it.”