Billy Shebar is an Emmy-nominated writer, director and producer of TV series and independent films.With his producing partner David Roberts, he created Trump Bites, the Webby-nominated series of short animated films based on actual Trump audio clips, hand-drawn by two-time Academy Award nominee Bill Plympton. The first three episodes premiered on the New York Times web site in June 2018 and went viral, garnering over 10 million views.
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.
Shebar 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.
He has collaborated on film and video projects with jazz legend Wynton Marsalis, journalist Dan Rather, actor Christopher Reeve, and composer Meredith Monk.
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