Brasil. 2016. 106 min.
Curumim, tells the last days and the last hours of Marco Archer, better known in the surf community and hang gliding by the nickname “Curumim” the first brazilian sentenced to death for drug trafficking after being captured by the thai policeman on an island outside Bali, Indonesia, and more than ten years in a maximum security prison. Why did a young man from a wealthy family decide to do something so risky? How was Curumim’s life all this time in jail knowing he could die at any moment? These and other issues are what tries to unveil Marcos Prado in this documentary.
Marcos Prado was born in 1961 in Rio de Janeiro and is a photographer and director. As a photographer, he received several national and international awards, including World Press Photo 92 and World 92, UNEP. He was chosen in 2002 as Hasselblad Maestro, has photos in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro (MAM), the Sao Paulo Art Museum Assis Chateaubriand (MASP) and the Paulista Museum of Modern Art (MEM). He has held individual exhibitions in Brazil and around the world.
As a producer he has made the documentary “Os carvoeiros” (1999), inspired by his book of the same name and directed by Nigel Noble, and “The bus 174” (2002) by José Padilha and Felipe Lacerda. He has also directed programs for television, for Globosat, for National Geographic Television and for NBC.
He made his directorial debut with Estamira (2004), receiving the Best Documentary Award at the Rio Festival, the São Paulo Film Festival, the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and the International Documentary Festival in Marseille, as well as prizes at Bethlehem, Miami and Nuremberg.
In 1997 he founded together with the filmmaker José Padilha, Zazen Productions, where they carried out their own projects. He produced “Tropa de Elite” by José Padilha, a film that won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. He was also the big winner at the Live Brazilian Film Grand Prix in April 2008, taking eight awards, including best director for José Padilha and best film by the jury. In 2010, produced “Elite Template 2: The enemy is another” and after two years he directed “Artificial Paradises”.