Our scope is international, our concerns are universal


The role of the storyteller is to keep their eyes open, while everyone else’s are shut. We are cultural watchdogs. We stand at attention, observing and reflecting. We excavate, uncover, interpret and unravel. We look inward and then outward to find ways to better understand ourselves. We are protectors of tradition and shapers of new ones. We are recyclers, innovators and ultimately…entertainers.


From Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor in the Hindu Kush, to the verdant Rwenzori Mountains in the Democratic Republic of Congo, to Ellesmere Island in the Canadian High Arctic, we have ventured in pursuit of character and story and labored in what is left of the Earth’s stunning, pristine wilderness. This gift has made it possible for us to imagine a planet before the birth of cities, a gift that comes with a heavy burden: we know what it is that we stand to lose. We are compelled by the untraveled road, forgotten history and stories absented from collective memory.



The artist by trade is a risk taker, intrepid, a fearless explorer venturing into uncomfortable zones to unearth difficult truths. We can not be afraid to be honest, to look at real human emotion and to endeavor to come to terms with its contradictions and flaws. We believe in the lyrical, the magical, and the alchemical powers of art and performance.


We all savor the first time we stumble upon language and ideas that invite us into the space of another and expand our notion of ourselves. Our creative mission is to bring evocative, character-driven storytelling to unusual and otherwise untold stories. Podcasts are a new and exciting form to us, presenting infinite possibilities for deep and nuanced first-hand reporting and untapped archive.



Market Road Films is a New York-based, independent production company founded in 2003 by 2-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage and PGA and Emmy Award-winning film director, Tony Gerber. The company’s mission is to bring evocative, visual and character-driven storytelling to unusual and otherwise untold stories. We work in both fiction, non-fiction, installation and podcast.

‘War Game’ Is a Political Thriller That Offers a Stark Look at the 2024 Election

It’s January 6, and thousands of insurgents have amassed on the National Mall in Washington D.C. They soon begin making their way to the U.S. Capitol to contest the results of the most recent presidential election, in which the incumbent president has won reelection....

VARIETY: Anonymous Content, Boat Rocker Team on Thriller Documentary by Jesse Moss, Tony Gerber

Anonymous Content and Boat Rocker have partnered to co-finance and co-sell an untitled political thriller feature documentary by Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Jesse Moss (“Boys State”) and Tony Gerber (“The Notorious Mr. Bout”). “Jesse and Tony are world class...

Jovan Adepo, Juliana Canfield Starring as Abolitionists William and Ellen Craft in ‘Everlasting Yea!,’ Co-Directed by Lynn Nottage, Tony Gerber

Jovan Adepo, Juliana Canfield Starring as Abolitionists William and Ellen Craft in ‘Everlasting Yea!,’ Co-Directed by Lynn Nottage, Tony GerberWe are thrilled to announce that Emmy nominee Jovan Adepo and Juliana Canfield have signed on to star as abolitionists...

TAKEOVER Selected for AFI Fest 2021

TAKEOVER Selected for AFI Fest 2021Takeover has been selected to screen at AFI Fest 2021! The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Emma Francis-Snyder and editor Sebastián Díaz. Get your tickets here! CONTACT MARKET ROAD FILMS We will not consider...

Market Road Films Signs First Look Deal with Sister

Sister, the upstart studio from Elisabeth Murdoch, Jane Featherstone and Stacey Snider, has signed Market Road Films to a first-look film and TV deal.

WATCH NOW: Isabel Wilkerson in Conversation with Lynn Nottage

“Caste is the bones, race is the skin. Race is what we can see, the physical traits that have been given arbitrary meaning and become shorthand for who a person is. Caste is the powerful infrastructure that holds each group in its place.” —Isabel Wilkerson­

“The Watering Hole” featured in the New York Times

Lynn Nottage chose to share her Signature Theater residency with other artists rocked by 2020. The immersive result: “The Watering Hole.”

“Takeover” Premieres at Tribeca Film Festival!

“Takeover” premiered this weekend at Tribeca Film Festival, with screenings at the AMC Magic Johnson 9 in Harlem and Soundview Park in the Bronx.

Lynn Nottage Inducted into Theater Hall of Fame

The Theater Hall of Fame has announced its 2021 inductees, including Market Road Films co-founder Lynn Nottage!

“Takeover” on WBAI Good Morning Nueva York

“Takeover” director Emma Francis-Snyder and Young Lord Cleo Silvers discuss the film on Good Morning Nueva York.


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