RACING DREAMS is the award winning coming-of-age story about three kids who dream of one day racing in NASCAR. Academy Award® nominated documentary filmmaker, Marshall Curry, takes us into the lives of Annabeth (11 years old), Josh (12), and Brandon (13) as they compete for the championship in the World Karting Association’s National Series — widely considered the Little League for professional racing. Clocking speeds of up to 70 mph, these young drivers race their way through the year-long National Series that spawned many of NASCAR’s top drivers.And at the same time, they navigate the treacherous road between childhood and young adulthood.In intimate moments of young love and family struggle, this exciting and often humorous story has been fondly described as “part Catcher in the Rye, part Talladega Nights”.”
Marshall Curry is a director, producer and writer. He is a graduate of Swarthmore College where he studied Comparative Religion. 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. Prior to filmmaking, Marshall taught English in Mexico, and worked in public radio. In 2005 Marshall was selected by Filmmaker Magazine as one of "25 New Faces of Independent Film". In 2006 his documentary Street Fight was nominated for an Academy Award and Emmi. He has been a guest lecturer at Harvard, Duke, NYU, and other colleges. He has also served on juries for the International Documentary Association and Hot Docs Film Festival.
Street Fight (2005), Racing Dreams (2009), If a tree Falls (2011): A Story of the Earth Liberation Front