Street Fight is Marshall Curry's first feature-length film. He has worked for many years as a senior producer at Icon Nicholson, a New York multimedia design firm. There he has produced and directed interactive documentaries and websites for museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Mashantucket Pequot Museum.
Through his independent company, Marshall Curry Productions, LLC, he has shot, edited, and directed a number of short films for nonprofits including The Day the Indians Won (for the Rainforest Foundation), which tells the story of the Panara Indians in Brazil who successfully won back their land, and Negril Elementary (for the Rockhouse Foundation), which chronicles an education project in Jamaica.
Curry is a graduate of Swarthmore College where he studied Comparative Religion and was a Eugene Lang Scholar. He was also a Jane Addams Fellow at Indiana University's Center on Philanthropy, where he wrote about the history, philosophy, and economics of nonprofits. He first got to know Newark in 1991, when he took time off from Swarthmore to set up a literacy program there. At the time, Mayor Sharpe James was in his second term.