Billy Shebar is a writer, director and producer of independent films and TV programs.

He wrote the screenplay for Dark Matter, starring Meryl Streep, Liu Ye, and Aidan Quinn, which won the Alfred P. Sloan Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, and was chosen for Lincoln Center’s Film Comment Selects series.

An Emmy-nominated filmmaker, Shebar has written, produced and directed documentaries for major networks including PBS (America by the Numbers, History Detectives), Discovery (King Tut Unwrapped), and TNT (Boston’s Finest).  He has collaborated on film and video projects with composer Meredith Monk, actor Christopher Reeve, and jazz legend Wynton Marsalis.

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