Billy Shebar is an Emmy-nominated writer, director and producer of TV series and independent films.He co-founded 110th Street Films with David C. Roberts to explore new ways of using animation in documentary films. The team's three-part crime documentary Doctor's Orders, featuring animation by Yoni Goodman (Waltz with Bashir), premieres this month on discovery+.
Shebar and Roberts recently won the 2021 Edward R. Murrow Award for the short film Paid Patriotism, featuring Bob Costas and Kenny Stills, on the Washington Post website. Their Trump Bites, a series of animated shorts based on Trump audio clips, was a viral hit on the New York Times website and won the Webby Award for Best Animated Series.
Shebar helped develop Dark Net, the documentary series on Showtime, writing and producing two of the eight episodes in its first season; and produced Gone: The Forgotten Women of Ohio, an eight-hour documentary series on Spike, with Academy Award nominee Joe Berlinger. He has also written several narrative features, including Dark Matter (2007), starring Meryl Streep and Liu Ye, which won the Alfred P. Sloan Prize at Sundance.
Shebar has collaborated on film and video projects with jazz legend Wynton Marsalis, journalist Dan Rather, actor Christopher Reeve, and composer Meredith Monk.