‘The Neighbors’ Window’ by Marshall Curry

by The MovieBabble Staff

92nd Academy Award Nominee for Best Live Action Short, The Neighbors’ Window tells the story of Alli (Maria Dizzia), a mother of young children who has grown frustrated with her daily routine and husband (Greg Keller). But her life is shaken up when two free-spirited twenty-somethings move in across the street and she discovers that she can see into their apartment.

Inspired by a true story, the film was written and directed by four-time Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker, Marshall Curry. Starring Tony-nominated Maria Dizzia (Orange is the New Black, 13 Reasons Why, While We’re Young); Greg Keller (Law & Order); and Juliana Canfield (Succession).

Note: For those watching on devices, The Neighbors’ Window has many quiet scenes that will play much better with headphones.


Written, Directed, and Edited by: Marshall Curry

Starring: Maria Dizzia, Greg Keller, and Juliana Canfield

Produced by: Jonathan Olson and Julia Kennelly

Executive Produced by: Elizabeth Martin

Director of Photography: Wolfgang Held

Camera Operator: Thorsten Thielow

Music by: James Baxter and The National

Director’s Bio

Marshall Curry is a four-time Academy Award nominated filmmaker. He is the director of Street Fight, Racing Dreams, If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, Point and Shoot, A Night at the Garden, and executive producer of Mistaken for Strangers.

In addition to these projects, Curry has written and directed short animated films, VR/360 documentaries, and commercials.

He was one of twenty documentary and narrative directors (including Morgan Spurlock, Steve James, Catherine Hardwicke, Adam McKay) who were commissioned by Paul Allen’s Vulcan Productions to make a short film for the We the Economy series. Curry’s lighthearted, Amazing Animated Film on the Debt and the Deficit was called out for special attention by the Wall Street Journal, and was widely-viewed on the numerous theatrical and online platforms that carried the series (iTunes, Hulu, YouTube, Amazon, etc.).

His immersive VR/360 documentaries — best viewed with VR goggles — have told stories about indie rock band The National (Something Out of Nothing) which was released by the New York Times to critical acclaim, and the people who decommission old airplanes (Funeral for a 747) which was released by the Wall Street Journal.

Curry is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and is co-chair of Cinema Eye Honors. He was selected by Filmmaker Magazine as one of “25 New Faces of Independent Film,” was awarded the International Documentary Association (IDA) Jacqueline Donnet Filmmaker Award, and received the International Trailblazer Award at MIPDOC in Cannes.

He has served as an advisor at the Sundance Documentary Lab, at the Camden/Tribeca Film Institute Retreat, and has been a mentor through the Johns Hopkins Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund, Firelight Media Producer’s Lab, and others.

He has appeared as a guest on television and radio numerous times, including Charlie Rose, NPR’s Morning Edition, ABC’s Nightline, PBS’s The Tavis Smiley Show, and others. He has been a guest lecturer at Harvard, Duke, Columbia, NYU, and other colleges, and he has served on juries for the International Documentary Association, the Tribeca Film Festival, Hot Docs Film Festival, Full Frame Documentary Festival, AFI/Silverdocs, and the Gotham Awards.

Three of Curry’s films have been a part of the American Documentary Showcase, a program sponsored by the U.S. State Department to share the art and practice of documentary filmmaking with the international community. As part of the Showcase, he has traveled to Israel, Jordan, Kosovo, and Ukraine to lead classes and discussions about documentary filmmaking.

Before making films, Curry worked at a New York multimedia design firm on interactive documentaries and websites for the Mashantucket Pequot Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and others. Prior to that, he 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.


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Aimer Boyz January 22, 2020 - 9:39 pm

Thanks for the link to The Neighbour’s Window. I probably wouldn’t have seen it otherwise and I would have missed out :)

Nick Kush January 22, 2020 - 7:48 pm

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