Roberta Munroe has produced and/or written/directed over 40 award-winning short form and long form projects including films, and television pilots, independently, and for companies such as Fox Searchlight, AT&T and the United Nations (UNFPA). Almost all have enjoyed successful festival runs worldwide, (Sundance, Tribeca, SXSW, Venice, and Tokyo Short Film Festival), won many “Best Of” awards, and/or enjoyed a theatrical release and television broadcast. More on IMDb.
Ms. Munroe has built an exceptional career working with first time, and emerging directors. She has an exceptional eye for story, casting, post-production and target audiences. As is evidenced by her work at the Sundance Film Festival, where Roberta launched the careers of hundreds of filmmakers including, Aurora Guerrero (OWN’s Queen Sugar), Cary Fukunaga (True Detective, Beast Of No Nation), the Duplass Brothers (Togetherness, Room 104), Tiffany Shlain (The Tribe, Connected, 24Six Life), Seith Mann (The Wire, The Walking Dead, Homeland) and Taika Waititi (Jo Jo Rabbit, Hunt For The Wilderbeast, Thor).
Munroe's directorial debut Dani and Alice (a 2005 Fox Searchlight Directors Lab project) played at over 120 festivals globally and was the recipient of the PlanetOut Best Drama Award 2006. The film received a distribution deal with Wolfe Releasing and was featured on MTV Network's Logo on The Click List: Top 10 Videos. Her second short Happy Birthday enjoyed the same level of success in 2008. Roberta’s third short form directing project, The Sibling Code premiered at the Nantucket Film Festival in 2016.
Her current television project, Detox, is a half hour comedy about toxic masculinity that stars Marcus Henderson, Chiké Okonkwo, Angel Parker, and Brian Michael Smith.
It has been selected for the inaugural 2020 Canadian Creative Acceleration Program, “Searching For The Next Schitt’s Creek”. The show has been optioned by Toronto’s Oya Media Group.